Thursday, February 3, 2011

$3 Thursday – Memory frame necklace

I haven’t been feeling too creative lately.

Maybe this is why.

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Yep, that was my main crafting area.

Hmm, is there really a desk under there?

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To be fair I had started moving things around a bit before I took the pictures so it wasn’t quite this bad to begin with, pretty close but there was more work area showing.

I decided to just spend time cleaning up my crafting area.

Along the way I found these Memory Frames I bought a while ago.

I have seen lots of great things done with them and wanted to try them.

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Even the box of the glass pieces shows a great necklace with them.

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Last week I cut a floral scrap to the size of the frame.

I didn’t do anything else at the time beside put the paper.  Could it be I stopped there because I couldn’t find the ball chain to make it into a necklace???  Hmm, maybe.

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Today I realized I needed another scrap for the other side of the frame.

I cut a striped piece of paper.  It has a distressed, muted look that I love. 100_5789

I grabbed a few layers of flowers and a rhinestone brad for the center.

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I love the layered look of the flowers.

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The more neutral side.

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And the more colorful side.

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One of the best things about these frames is that all you need to do is cut paper to size if you want.  There is a hinge closure, not glue or jewelry supplies needed.

Two great necklaces from one frame.

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I wear lots of green and I think I’ll have a hard time deciding what side to showcase.

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Besides a finished necklace I also have a clean work space.

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The only thing I’m not too happy with is the ‘in progress’ box that I made out of a painted clementine box.  With the large piece of paper it is blocking easy access to my embellishments in the holder behind it.

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I think I have a solution.  A tray on top of some plastic drawers might be a better spot for my ‘in progress’ projects.  Then again, I’m usually a out of site, out of mind type of crafter and have been know on occasion, to have more than one project going at once.

Who am I kidding?   I always have numerous projects going.

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Well, for now I’m going to enjoy by clean work space.

Maybe it will usher in lots of creative inspiration.

A clean workspace and

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a two in one necklace.

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Not a bad day crafting.

 

Supplies:

Memory Frame 3/$5.25…….. $1.75 each

Memory Glass  24/$6.50………..$.27 each, two need

Paper pieces………. scraps, free

Flowers………. craft supply

Rhinestone brads………craft supply

Ball Chain 10/$.50 at a garage sale this summer…. $.05 each

Clean workspace………….  Priceless

Total cost  $2.07 

 

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3 comments:

  1. These look awesome and the possibilities are endless. I like what you chose for the inside and the flowers add just the right touch. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Love it! Definately going on my "to do" list!

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  3. Love the paper...I did one last year w/ my Mom's baby pic...I like the flower too! Well done!

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