It's me, Heidi V and I have something really fun to share today. Jewelry!
As you may already know this month's theme at the GCD Studios Blog is Jewelry. I was so excited when I found out that this was our assignment. I used to make jewelry...just for fun, before papercrafting devoured all my crafty time, so it was really fun for me to revisit this forgotten hobby.
For my project, I decided to make something that I would actually wear, and for some inspiration I took a little cruise around Etsy. I was really drawn to all the vintage inspired floral jewelry that I was seeing and since I'm mostly a neclace wearer I came up with this.
The focal piece is a big folded paper flower, and since I am absolutely loving yellow and blue together lately I chose to use the beautiful Ava collection. To give it some real vintage flair I used an absolutely fabulous brad from the Artsy urban Collection.
I also broke out my Chip Art tools and created an antique look swirled gold leaf bird connector. If you're curious as to how I achieved this look stay tuned, I just may be sharing a little tutorial on it later this month.
The chain and beads are standard craft store finds.
I've gotta admit, I am actually pretty thrilled with the way this turned out. Would I wear it? Absolutely!
I had a blast making this and I hope it has inspired you to look at your scrapbooking supplies in a whole new way!
Have a fabulous Day!