Wednesday, January 27, 2010

So Silly

I love turtles. So when I was given the choice of Valentine components from Artbeads, I knew I just had to have this stoneware pendant. It was so funky and fun.

I was really surprised at the quality of the finish. So smooth and shiny. Yum! Artbeads carries a huge selection of these stoneware pendants - I wish I could have them all. Hmm, maybe if I win the $1,000 Shopping Spree Sweepstakes from Artbeads.......yeah, that would make my year!

Since the pendant was so great, I didn't want to over-embellish it. But that little turtle-love was looking a bit lonely, so I decided to make a playmate for him.

After making the shell, I stitched it to a piece of pellon-covered posterboard, added the legs, tail and head and trimmed it as close as possible. I used my favorite glue (Crafter's Pick) The Ultimate and sandwiched the chain between the turtle's base and the ultrasuede. After letting it dry overnight, I edged it in a color to match the stoneware pendant.
I had visions of the beaded turtle sliding right down the chain, but luckily that didn't happen.

I've got another Artbeads project on the table - using this beautiful wooden heart shaped pendant, I think its going to be really sharp.

(If you hurry, Artbeads is offering their Valentine components at 15% off)

Fine print: Artbeads graciously provided the stoneware pendant at no charge to me, but that did not influence my opinion of the product, it really is sweet!


Angela said...

I really like what you did with the turtle bead and the wooden heart looks great.enjoy!

Lynn said...

Thanks Angela - its always fun to go beyond my creative comfort zone!

Pursuing Art... said...

Oh, I love what you did with the stoneware turtle pendant and I'm so glad you stitched a litte friend for him! ;-) SO cute! Great idea to sandwich chain between the little guy and ultrasuede!

Love the wooden heart you chose also...very pretty!

Pursuing Art... said...

P.S. I meant to say I loved that turtle pendant. Don't you love them all?!! So pretty! I picked one of the little hearts. ;-)