Monday, March 23, 2009

New Line and Giveaway Announcement!

Hi all! I hope everyone had a great weekend. Ours was okay though we did have our hearts torn a bit when it turned out the car we really liked and were able to get for a price we could afford turned out not to be dinghy towable - dang it! So the car search continues. But enough of that - onto the fun, crafty stuff!

You may remember a few weeks ago I wrote a post about the Portuguese tile pendants. If not, I'll summarize by telling you that in December we visited Keath's family in Ovar, Portugal. I was taken with the wonderful tiles that cover the outsides of the houses and I took tons of photos with no idea of why. In the end, I decided to make some resin pendants out of the photos. I'm very pleased with how they came out. The pendants are large, about an inch and a half square. They need to be this large so that the details of the paintings can be seen easily. These pendants are striking and definitely a conversation starter!

I'm planning on selling these lovely pendants at my Etsy shop on Thursday. Today I went shopping for different colored floss, yarn and ribbon to make the cords for the pendants. I'll actually be selling each one with a choice of cord or chain in order to maximize people's enjoyment of the necklaces. Below are some photos of the results of my shopping - I went a little crazy! There's also some photos of one the process of one of the kumihimo braids I'm making. This one's for a blue and white tile pendant and I'm making it with yarn.

Did I mention there's a give away? It starts tomorrow, so I have time to take photos of the first batch of pendants. The winner will win a pendant of their choice with the cord/chain of their choice - woohoo! So be sure to come back tomorrow to learn how to win! These tile pendants are different and fun, and even though I'll be making multiples from each tile photo, each necklace will probably be one of a kind, due to taste variations in cord type or chain. So come back tomorrow and enter to win it before you can buy it!

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  1. yay - can't wait to see the pendants!

  2. Coming at you in just a few minutes!

  3. 1. I am a follower of your blog now.

    2. My favorite item in your etsy store, and maybe it's because I grew up in the 80s, is your Rainbow Brite Necklace:

  4. I like the Blue and Green Portuguese Tile Pendant