I wanted to share with you the gifts I made to go along with those uber cute dandelion cards I recently posted. I ended up making 2 of these. They are dandelion necklaces--with real dandelion seeds. The first one I made was for Jodi. It turned out so cute, I decided to make another one for my cousin's graduation present.
Now, I am by no means a jewelry artist, but these turned out great if I do say so myself. So much so...I have enough supplies left over to make one for myself.
I harvested the dandelion seeds myself.
"Big whoop", you say.
Well, it kind of was a "big whoop". You see, it's been raining here in Texas for WEEKS. Couple that with the tornado-force winds we've been getting and low-and-behold, there are no more fuzzy dandelions to be found.
Before you all start sending me packages of dandelion fuzz, rest assured, I finally found some...though it took awhile. (I can just see it now...dozens of feather-light little boxes arriving at my doorstep; filled to the brim with dandelion heads).
I'm begging you.
Here is one of the necklaces I made
It's a glass "locket" (glass on both sides so it's clear), with 3 VERY carefully-placed dandelion seeds sandwiched between the panes of glass. And yes, I glued the locket shut with E6000. There is NO WAY I want these suckers to come open.
Between the static electricity and ambient breezes, it took me about 30 minutes to position those blooming seeds just right. Just when I thought I had them in place...I'd bump it, or they'd stick to the tweezers, or I'd exhale and send them flying.
Here is a closer view
The locket, chain, and jewelry findings I used are all from Michaels. They're made by Bead Landing.
Thanks, as always for venturing out to Left Field!