Wednesday, 23 May 2007

New Book Necklace





This is a new necklace that I've just completeed for a friend's birthday. She's worked in the fashion industry all her life, so the pages have vintage lace with images of fashion through the ages, I've also added pearl buttons, silk ribbon and trim.



The cover was made from this silver plated biscuit tray. I cut it out with my trusty Dremel

23 comments:

Steph said...

Gorgeous piece ! Your friend is really lucky ! And wowww at your skills with the dremel tool!

Sharon said...

I've got a dremel. Boy oh boy I needa biscuit tray. Never would have thought of that. Love this piece. So wonderful.

Judy Wise said...

Oh, it's so beautiful. I love the clever cover; great idea!

pilar said...

What a beautiful gift for a friend. You certainly have a great gift for such media. I never gave much thought to making a booklace, but you have certainly inspired me!

Susan Tuttle said...

Ro,
This is a truly stunning creation!--so many lovely details!

Susan
xo

jo and jacky said...

Just gorgeous Ro, your work never ceases to inspire me.
I sooo have to get my hands on a Dremel! I did ask for one for Mothers Day but they forgot what it was called?!?!! May have to stick a picture on the fridge, or better still, go out and buy my own!

belinda said...

indeed gorgeous! love all the details and your friend will be so thrilled.

Abby Creek Art said...

Wow...this is beautiful, Ro. I love the green glass beads too. A "booklace" is such a creative idea and your friend will be thrilled.xo

Marie said...

What a gorgeous treasure Ro. Your friend will be thrilled to bits.

kristine campbell said...

Hello-
Just got to your webpage. Your work is stunning! Just got a dremel have no idea what to do with it.
I have a question for you. All these wonderful artists in Australia I would love to visit. Is it true you have spiders the size of dinner plates??

katie said...

what a gorgeous piece, ro, and a wonderful gift for your friend's birday.

Dotee said...

This is stunning Ro! I am sure your friend will love it. Sounds like you are getting plenty of use from you dremel too!

Jo Wholohan said...

Ro you are so amazing!!! This is beautiful, I love how you have personalised the images to suit your friend.

Judy said...

Yummy Ro, fabulous as always. Just love your style. Dremels are great once you get the hang of it.

Nicole said...

Wow, this is stunning. Love it. ;) Ro I need your help, can you e-mail me, I do not have your address. Thanks mate. :)

MargaretR said...

I just love your jewellery and would so love to have a go. but I think I may have enough on my plate for now. You are very talented at it.

michelle ward said...

ro - this is wonderful....and so inventive. clever girl!

Marie C said...

sBeautiful work Ro - looks perfect- such a clever idea for the cover too@

:)

Emmy said...

OO this is beautiful wath a lovely gift

molly jean said...

Very nice use of the tray! Lacy metal! I like the idea of a tiny book to wear.

Deb Silva said...

This is amazing! So original and inspired, way cool Ro!
oxoooo

izabella said...

beautiful!! a wonderful treasure for your friend~

annie lockhart said...

i love this piece...you inspire me to look closer at the uncommon objects.