This mixed media is the result of cleaning a shelf! Sometimes I get a kick out of using up a craft supply that has been sitting around for a while. I had forgotten the shoebox full of broken pearl necklaces and decided to use as many of them as I could in this 10 x 10 assemblage. I had so much fun making this fantastical statement necklace I sorted the supplies to make two other versions of necklaces that I will finish soon. When I sort supplies for a project the possibility of a title usually pops in my head. One of the necklace collages will be “She Should Have Been a Cowgirl” and idea for the other one is “Secret Writer” . I wish I could work on them today but garage sales are on my schedule.
This necklace collage would be a cool way to preserve inherited jewelry that is not in perfect condition. I like to think of crafts that get things out of drawers so it can be enjoyed all the time.
Piles of Pearls!
The base is a 10 x 10 gallery wrapped canvas that is painted with “Latte” acrylic paint for the body and brown/black shadows.
If you have a pile of jewelry that is broken or missing some parts, this is the perfect project for you because all you do is glue! I like Aleene’s Tacky glue because it is strong and dries clear.
I stacked necklaces to build dimension:
It was fun to mix the colors of the pearl necklaces and some broken rhinestone necklaces for some sparkle.
I used a dinner plate as a pattern for the scoop neckline and used hot glue to attach the scrapbook paper and made a pretty edge of German Die Cut trim for the edge of her top.
A picture like this fits in so many places in the house and would make a one of a kind piece of art if you used Grandma’s costume jewelry that is tucked in a sandwich bag in the attic. Time to get it out and make a pictures for the granddaughters!