Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

May 26, 2015

Dandelion Wishes

Hidy Ho, crafty peeps!

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).

Don't even.

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!

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness, this is absolutely GORGEOUS !

    Lols x x x


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