Montag, 13. August 2012

Out of the ordinary!

Most of the jewelery I make goes to family or friends. Especially my little sister Lachafa gets a lot of earrings (sweetheart, there are a lot of new ones to test for you! :) ). But once in a while I make something which is just mine. This is not a rational decision but rather a feeling. Like with this necklace...

I call it out of the ordinary... 

...can you see why? 

It is just make out of matches! I glued them together and also added some paper stripes in the back for support.

After that I sanded the surface a little bit and went over it with a lot layers of acrylic paint until I had the desired effect! You see how it looks on the back with just one layer of paint?

To be honest: I made the three parts of the necklace already in december last year. It was not that I didn't want to continue this project. It was rather fear to break the parts! Just a short time before I had to defense my thesis I finally found the inner strenght to drill tiny holes in it! I used my dremel with a drill bit of only 0,8 mm. The size all my metal wire parts has! I also use this size if I want to drill into polymer clay (fimo) to glue some wire in it.

The wire was also glued with instant super glue (Pattex, clear drying). To finish it all up was quite easy after this breathtaking drilling process!

There it is: Mine! The first time I wore it was at the evening after defending my thesis :) 

Simple, cheap, but (at least for me it was and still is) breathtaking! ^^


  1. Wow that is just so beautiful! I want to make my own but I don't think I'd be brave enough to drill into it! Thanks so much for sharing, I've pinned to share with the world!!

  2. The necklace is so unique! I like it!

  3. Cheryl in Laie, Hawaii17. August 2012 um 02:38

    Brilliant!! You are so very creative. I just love the necklace. It has great texture and I would never know how it was made. Thank you for sharing it with us!!

    1. Thanks! And I am addict to all kind of great structures! ^^

  4. Bravo! It is truly unique and you deserve it after defending a thesis!
    Thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  5. wow, this looks amazing! matches-i would never know!

  6. Just glorious! I was sure it was hammered copper when i first saw the photo. I love the staggered lines. Beautiful, looks so great on you, Claire! Congrats on the day AFTER. How did it go???

  7. a definitely unique and out-of-ordinary piece! We will be featuring this at the party tomorrow ^^) thanks for sharing this with us at the Crafty Saturday Party. I can't wait to see what you have for us this week.




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