(image provided by AesaLina)
I am excited to be a part of the Pendant Project, a month-long event with the goal to inspire others to create their own handmade accessories. Each week in February one muse will reveal her own transformed pendant and I am the second of four. AesaLina Compton of LoveLovely invited me to participate and provided me with a stitchery wooden pendant as a blank canvas to design my own necklace. It was a fun challenge to take on, and this is what I came up with:
After a trip to the craft store I came home with a pile of leather laces, a rainbow of embroidery floss, and no clear vision of what I was going to do. Except, I did know I wanted to keep the natural wood color of the pendant, and keep the design simple so I could wear it more often.
Initially, I thought I would use the leather as the chain and the thread for the pendant design, but when inspiration hit it was in completely the opposite direction. I realized I could snip the ends of the deerskin leather lace into points and pull them through the holes - perfect. I added the gold thread for a bit of sparkle and then secured it all in place with craft glue and a leather backing. I am happy with how it turned out and have already proudly worn it out and about!
I am curious to know, what would you do? Start thinking about the endless possibilities because one of you will get the chance to win a stitchery wooden pendant of your very own - thank you, AesaLina!
There are three chances to enter and win...
1 - Simply leave a comment!
2 - Tweet about this giveaway: Win a stitchery wooden pendant from @HartandSew and create your own amazing handmade accessory! http://hartandsew.blogspot.com/2012/02/pendant-project-giveaway.html
3- Follow this blog and leave a comment letting me know.
I'll announce a winner next Friday, good luck!
Also, be sure to follow the Pendant Project for the rest of the month, and get even more chances to win - Brittni of Papernstitch has already revealed hers, Amy of Amy Tangerine is up next week, and then Caitlin of Hue and Hum will wrap it all up the last week. I already love what's been done and can't wait to see the rest!