I could introduce myself. My name is Michelle & I live in Los Angeles. Lapsed screenwriter. Dog person. Crazy Auntie. I design handmade jewelry, and I think this blog should have a focus. I'll try to give it one by posting the kind of pieces I most enjoy making: ones made from oddball, vintage or creatively re-purposed things.
This is a secret-drawer pendant made from a matchbox. The drawer slides open and closed for treasure storage, photos, etc. Here's what I did:
I painted a matchbox black, and glued on a little embossed plate, made by pressing a rubber stamp into polymer clay. The stamp is one I found in a 100 Yen Store in Kyoto, Japan. (100 Yen Stores = paradise on earth.) I antiqued the clay piece with a bit more black paint rubbed into the crevices. I sealed it with some clear stuff from a spray can. I stole some rubber washers from my husband's workshop, and added them to a 10-cent cotton-thread tassel. I used an old shoelace as the necklace cord (because it matched the tassel color so perfectly).