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Friday, March 8, 2013

Week 10 ... All Wrapped Up

Focus on Life week 10... All wrapped up

OK I'll admit I don't have a clue what to post here.. I actually hate wrapping.. at Christmas I use an entire roll of paper then move onto the next roll... I do like curling ribbon though... so you won't see an image of a wrapped parcel here.. when I'm shipping parcels I wrap the entire item in packing tape ... an attempt to foil the post office... I'm sure Canada Post randomly checks parcels to see if they will float....

I decided that you would see my dyed seam binding necklace from Artisan Whimsy  .. Karen Lackey of Starshine Salon posted a tutorial on dyeing seam binding on Artisan Whimsy in January, everyone who commented got 5 yards... I received mine while I was in Costa Rica so did not meet the deadline for the blog reveal so after many hours of making and unmaking knots this is what I came up with




SO I think I have the project and the challenge "All Wrapped UP"

I ended up braiding the seam binding 2 pieces of seam binding and 2 pieces of wimpy useless chain... (I tried to wire enameled components to the chain and it kept breaking.).. the enameled 'pendant' is hanging from 3 strands of chain, the clasp is an enameled poppy.   (The pendant does look a bit like a lamp...)
To see how other people interpreted Sally's prompt this week

29 comments:

Alicia said...

Oh, absolutely beautiful! I love it - the colours are just sublime, and the necklace has such a perfect flow. Wonderful.

Patty Woodland said...

I love the colors...

Ema Kilroy said...

Beautiful interpretation of being all wrapped up. I love your creation!

Therese's Treasures said...

Beautiful necklace I love the colors I would say it is a wrap on that challenge!
Therese

Beti Horvath said...

I love the necklace and it fits the prompt just fine!

A Polymer Penchant said...

Binding, wrapping, yup that sure fits! Now that you said it looks like a lamp all I can think of is that ikea commercial "You feel sorry for the lamp?" this will make no sense I'm afraid..if you haven't seen it. Anyway, beautiful enamel as always :)

Annette said...

That is so pretty and I love the colors!

Kashmira said...

Yes, it looks like a pretty Tiffany lamp!

I need to make something with Karen's seam binding in the coming weeks too. Your necklace is so pretty.

thewovenspoke said...

That is a very interesting piece. It sure looks all wraped.

maryharding said...

Great idea to braid the seam binding and the chain and what a lovely effect. Great necklace.

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Love it Lynne! I've joined you in this challenge!

SummersStudio said...

That splash of purple with the bluish greens is great. Such a good idea to braid the fabric with the chain.

Alice said...

A beautiful piece!!!! I love the seam binding--the color is just lovely, like the color of a shallow pool in an exotic place.

Janet Bocciardi said...

Very pretty! You have it wrapped up in ribbon, toO!

This was a tough one for me this week, too.

Adrienne said...

That's beautiful, I love the colors and congrats on getting it all wrapped up!

Designed by Vera said...

Great job "wrapping up" I love the necklace and the pendant....that is sooo cute!!! And the colors...so beachy, oceany and serene....

Claire said...

just beautiful - i adore mixed media jewellery and the colours you used are gorgeous :)

AntiquityTravelers said...

you did such a beautiful job with your fabric! and now that you mention it ... the focal does kinda look like a lamp - but in a good way. Like one of those Arts & Craft types (that I love)

Mary K. McGraw said...

What a fun necklace. I like how you wrapped up the chain.

Donna said...

The necklace is wrapped perfectly!

Marlene Cupo said...

Beautiful color and the combination of light and dark really makes it pop. Great job!

Cynthia@Ornamental Style said...

It's always nice to have a project all wrapped up. I love the enameled pieces and the the aqua and purple together. Lovely!

Becky Pancake said...

Lynne your necklace is beautiful. It is certainly all wrapped up. I like the focal.

kath001 said...

Love it. A great use for wimpy chain. :)

Karen Williams said...

Love how the colors of the seam binding work with your antiqued chain. They really higlight your enameled components.

Karen Lackey said...

I love your necklace! The clasp is lovely and the colors work together beautifully!

Shel said...

Oh how pretty is this?! Gorgeous -and perfect for this week's prompt, too!!

LoriF said...

Ooooh, pretty! LOVE how the end of the seam binding looks like wings.

Shaiha said...

Oh don't you hate chain like that. I am glad that you didn't let it defeat you because your necklace is dreamy.