Dressed Up To The Nines

In the DT package from The Altered Element, 3 Stampbord dominoes nestled amongst the many other items. Stampbord is an incredibly versatile product which is also light enough to create jewellery.  I decided to make a brooch and a pendant for a necklace, incorporating lace into the necklace, which is very in Vogue at present.

For the two projects the supplies are:-2 x domino Stampbord, Anna Corba Vintage Label stamps, Anna Griffin or Chalk Ink pads in soft pink, soft green and duck egg blue, pearls (long enough to create a double loop),  key charm, flat back pearl, ceramic and metal flower embellishments, chandelier style jewellery finding, antique jump ring (Tim Holtz), eye pin, 2 small and 1 large pearl beads,  brooch pin, cream lace, Crop-a- dile and gold permanent marker.

Instructions – Prepare the 2 Stampbord pieces in a similar manner. Sponge lightest ink colour onto Stampbord. Heat set at every stage. Stamp floral elements and words from Vintage Labels with a combination of the selected ink colours. Sponge edges with ink. Run gold marker around edges and also finish the back of the Stampbord by colouring with the gold marker.  Punch holes in appropriate places.

Close-up of the stamping on the Stampbord. Stamped words and labels from Anna Corba set using soft and muted ink colours.

Pendant – Double a rope of pearls. Use some jewellery wire to hold shape of the double rope (I placed this slightly towards the side – see main photo). Tie vintage cream lace  onto the pearls and into a bow – this will also disguise the wire.  To attach the Stampbord to the rope of pearls, attach the three pearl beads to an eye pin, inserting one end of eye pin through the hole in the Stampbord and attaching the other end to rope of pearls.  Add a ceramic flower to the Stampbord domino.

Brooch –  Attach antique jump ring to chandelier style jewellery finding, small pearl bead to second jump ring and finally a key charm (For a more eclectic finish I mixed silver, antique brass and bronze findings but for a more cohesive appearance select one finish, i.e. silver or gold). Add a metal flower and flat back pearl to top corner of Stampbord. Add a brooch pin to the rear. 

( Anna Corba Vintage Label stamps are available from The Altered Element. They also stock a wide range of jewellery findings in various finishes and also stock beads and lace.


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jingle
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 15:03:33

    Oh, WOW! This is truly gorgeous!


  2. Lucy Edmondson
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 15:23:46

    This is gorgeous! Are you going to wear it?

    Lucy x


  3. Terry
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 15:45:56

    OMG – What a stunning piece! Love it!


  4. Lynn Stevens
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 16:03:23

    Yes GF you will be dressed to the nines, Beautiful pieces!


  5. craftytrog
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 16:17:33

    These are exquisite pieces of jewellery Lynne! xx


  6. Willow
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 16:32:09

    Beautiful jewelry Lynne!! Simple but elegant!!!


  7. Cath
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 16:37:33

    Gosh, they’re pretty. Can we have a close up of the brooch, please? Love the delicate colouring and stamping 😉


  8. Crafty Dawn
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 18:36:45

    Lynne so nice. Love the vintage feel to these pieces

    love Dawn xx


  9. JeanFB
    Jun 14, 2010 @ 19:49:01

    Wow, so romantic and pretty! What creative pieces – I just love your altered items!


  10. Penny
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 00:11:51

    Beautiful! I love the soft colours you chose and how they look with the pearls – so feminine.


  11. 2amscrapper
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 05:00:48

    What a wonderful idea–so pretty!


  12. Nancy Maxwell James
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 11:37:18

    Hello Lynne
    what a gorgeous piece this is…I love the soft muted color and tiny precious embellishments! thank you for the instructions. I appreciate your kind comments on my blog…hoping to catch up on art, blogging and life now that I am off for the summer (although the house needs so much done still)! Hope the weather is “Bonnie” over there today – we have had nothing but rain and humidity! 🙂


  13. debbiek
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 13:59:00

    Simply lovely! Great pieces!!!



  14. Marie
    Jun 15, 2010 @ 14:09:51

    Hi Lynne,
    your pendant and Brooch are just stunning.
    Thanks for sharing!


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