Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Yesterday's caterpillar becomes today's butterfly!

If you saw yesterday's post, you were probably appalled at what a messy project this was. Yes, I should have worn gloves. But just as a caterpillar becomes a butterfly, my shrink plastic creations are now beautiful jewelry to go with my new blouse (shown in the background). That is what is so great about making your own jewelry....you can make it match an outfit! Hey, I even have fingers to match! LOL
I am also making a bracelet with the butterflies, connecting them with jump rings and alternating the direction of the butterfly. All my beading supplies are up at the cabin, so I need to go pick up a closure for it.
The vein look was added with a background stamp and Stazon ink, over the Copic inks. The silver Krylon pen around the edge gives the pieces a very expensive look.
Let me know what you think!
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Diana said...

I like look and it looks like fun ti make, too,

Dot said...

Beautiful!! Looks store bought!

Peggy Maier said...

Oh. My. Goodness. They turned out beautifully! Is there anything you can't do?!

Anonymous said...

I think your pieces of shrink plastic came out fantastic..It looks so real and is so colorful and your right the silver touch around the edges makes it look expensive and the texture stamp with stays on ink is fantastic..
all in all your work looks great to me...love it and the colors..

paddie said...

Just great

Amy Hayes said...

Just beautiful! My mom and I are avid butterfly lovers, so i will have to try this and make something for her for MOther's day or her birthday.