September 03, 2008

Round Robin Time

August was a very crazy busy month. Were did it go. Well here is where some of the time went. I am in a round robin with my Charmsters group. There are 10 of us who each decided on a theme for their necklace or bracelet. My theme I went with is “Togetherness”. I decided on a necklace. The first mailing was scheduled to go out yesterday. So Jade my creation is on its way to you.
The first picture is of the whole necklace that I created. It doesn't have a closure in the back. Wasn't sure waht I wanted to do with that. Though I think it is long enough to put on over my head. So it doesn't have to be able to open in the back.
Here is a close up of the focal piece. Kind of a blurry photo.

Now that I had my necklace all thought out and worked on, I was not sure how I wanted to package it. I could not find a necklace box that I liked. So what did I do created my own. Using chip board, PVA glue and reinker inks. Soldered all the pieces together added a couple hinges, some stampings and a closure piece.

Ok so you may think I was done, but as my necklace goes on its journey I want to read all about it when it comes home. So I made up a quick little journal I included on the inside lid for my fellow collaborators to add to it. Nothing big just what ever they want to add: materials they used to make their piece(s), how they came up with their creation for the piece, what comes to mind when they think of togetherness, or what ever. Totally up to them.

During the month of August I was also very busy working on a few charm swaps along with a major front yard overhaul, still finishing up. Though these items will have to wait for another day, to get into.
So until then, keep creating.

Melissa :)


Laurel said...

It's just wonderful, Melissa! The neckace with the little dollies, and the box is fantastic - and then the journal! Wonderful - can't wait until it wends its way to me!

kecia said...

love it melissa!

Dawn said...

This is beautiful - love the box idea. I'm in the 5 person RR so it is going to be fun to see the work from both of them.

Jade Adams said...

Melissa- It looks so amazing...I am looking forward to working on it!!

dogfaeriex5 said...

wow, very nice!!

m i c h e l l e said...

Good gravy! Your work is over the top gorgeous Melissa!!! I just love it!!!!

Anonymous said...

wow... wow... LOVE IT!


MJ Alexander said...

Melissa -

I love your piece and the creative way you boxed it up - I can really see your personality coming through! Great job!

:-) Molly