Just to let you know I am waiting for photos of the other altered mini Altoid tin necklaces from our BLING IT ON swap. Once I receive them, I will share them with you. I have received a couple and they are WONDERFUL!
Till then, here's the necklace again that I created
I thought I'd highlight this feature of my necklace as I was tickled when
I found it hidden in my junk drawer
I was in primary school in the sixties. How many of you recall using Prang watercolors for school?
Do you remember the older sets came in metal tins with pop-out trays that held the paint?
Well, that is what the oval tin is in the photo above holding the HOPE bird image.
I picked up a handful of these vintage metal Prang watercolor trays with their beautifully aged patina from an estate sale. I tossed them in one of my odds-n-ends junk goodie drawers. I knew some day they'd make a great frame.
The bird image is an image off of an old greeting card, I reduced its size and added HOPE. I lightly Mod Podged it to the tray and then added thin layers of the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, allowing each layer to dry thoroughly between applications. I added the sparkly vintage rhinestone on the last two layers of Mod Podge Dimensional Magic, adding just enough on these two layers to hold the rhinestone in-place, but not cover it.
My husband often wonders why I bring home the odd items that I do. Well, because, someday those odd items find wonderful new homes.