9 May 2015

Diamonds come to life


First of all - don't forget that the shuttles are going 'live' today sometime. I will mail the sold ones tomorrow as the Post Office will be open. Least that's the plan!!!

Do you remember this post with the diamonds?  The doodads with the diamonds are at the bottom left of the picture in the link.  Well, this is what I made to go with my outfit using one of them.  It's Doreen's birthday party tonight so I will be wearing the new top, new bracelet and this as a pendant.  Since I scanned this picture I have straightened out the lock chains and gently stiffened it all with white glue.  Don't you LOVE the way the diamonds reflect the colour of the thread too?

One 'trick' I've learned over the years is to use a large metal ring at the top that will allow a chain (with fastenings) through it.  This means that I only need 3 chains to accommodate all pendants.  The three I have are various lengths so that I can use whichever is appropriate for the neckline of the top/dress (I NEVER wear dresses!!) that I'm wearing.  Now, why did I say 'dress' when I don't own one? Must be old age and senility catching up with me again!

6 comments:

  1. Anonymous9:44 am

    Let the sleepless night begin

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  2. I like doing the same thing... 3 chains, switch pendants. It makes for a lot less clutter, and it's much less expensive... more money for tatting supplies!

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    1. Love your logic, Diane!!!!

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  3. So pretty! Good idea to have chains of three different lengths. Enjoy the party!!

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  4. That is gorgeous!!! :)

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  5. Very pretty! It's amazing how the diamonds catch the thread colors - wow!

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