Monday, January 12, 2009

Domino Jewellery

My first love has always been and always will be making jewellery. Often when I see an opportunity to make something I can wear or give to someone to wear, I will  turn it into a brooch or a pair of earrings.
Here are a couple of pieces that I made ages ago, and dug out of their hiding places to show you.
The first one is a regular plastic domino that has been coloured and edged with alcohol inks, and then stamped on top with black Stazon using the little girl from the Garden Plate. I then put a brooch back on it.
The second piece is made similarly, but using a domino piece of Stampbord. It has the daisy from Botanical Plate 1 stamped on to it. I edged this piece with white paint dabber. Again this has a brooch back on it.
These are not complicated pieces to make, in fact so simple, they take a matter of minutes, so are a great idea for a birthday or just a gift!

22 comments:

Kath said...

These are super Jennie, and so different. My friend makes jewellery too.She has made brooches with plastic which are also interesting.

Kath x

Andrea C (Frog) said...

Very nice indeed Jennie

Andrea x

Pinklilac said...

Hi Jennie Just love both of these creations, what a good ideas you have.
Hugs Pinklilac

Becki and Alan said...
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Becki and Alan said...

I love these, Jennie. I really ought to get my jewellery-making stuff and have a go - I've not done any for ages. I put a thank you to you on our Blog today, for being such an inspiration. You always give me such good ideas.

Anesha said...

This is wonderful.

Linniepink said...

fantastic i loooove the colours
linniex

Flippinpest said...

Lovely dominoes Jennie

Hels said...

Gorgeous Jennie, I love the fact you left some white on the stampbord, I always seems to cover the whole piece, yours is very subtle x (and so kind of you to make it for me LOL)

lottie said...

Brilliant - I just love them. I have been making quite a number using your domino bamboo tiles, and am joining in, and hosting domino swaps too.

I love these, especially the stamp board one - you are so inspiring - it makes me want to get up and have a go.

Thank you Jennie - and a public than you for the blog candy.

Off to do some blog hopping to the other commentators on here.

Kat said...

Those are really cool!!! Creative idea :)

CraftyC said...

These are beautiful Jennie, I do love the 2nd one!
Clairex

Jennie said...

thank you for the comments.. always appreciated :) and oh Hels, I shall give it to you next time I see you :)
xx

frazzled2day said...

Hi Jennie, these are simply stunning!!! Question for you....what glue do you use to stick the brooch pins onto the dominoes....& is there a particular make of brooch pins you use......despite various attempts mine just keep falling off....very annoying when you don't realise until you get home & you have lost the domino :( Janey xx

Andrea said...

these are colourful pieces Jennie, i like them lots x

Ann said...

Gorgeous brooches Jennie, the stamps & colours are just beautiful!! Love both of them. xxx

Minx said...

I love altering dominoes aswell.
2 great examples you have for inspiration x

Tonniece said...

Wow, looking beautiful. I am not great at altering things but i so love seeing others creativity.

TFS

Juanita said...

These are incredible.

Robin said...

Beautiful artwork!

Ellen said...

glorious colours

Rachel said...

I love making these brooches - some of my efforts are on my blog :-) I used the small ivory dominos.

I love seeing other peoples work - they are all so different using the same sort of basics :-) Love the colours you used.