Tag: Pendants

DIY Miniature Glass Dome Terrarium Necklace with Antique Brass Base

Fill this darling glass cloche dome with any tiny whatnots you have for a one of a kind pendant. This makes a great gift item for a personalized necklace. The base is an antique brass color as is the cap.

The set includes one glass dome, one base, and one cap finding. The glass is hand made and may show small bubbles or other imperfections.

DIY Miniature Glass Dome Terrarium Necklace

DIY Miniature Glass Dome Terrarium Necklace

Please note that this is a do-it-yourself project. You will need glue to attach the base to the glass and the cap finding to the top of the dome.

This charming piece will also work well in a dollhouse – just leave off the cap finding and fill with flowers or other miniatures for a cute Victorian look.

– SIZE –
Bottle: 1″ high by about 5/8″ in diameter (25x18mm)
Opening: about 1/2″ in diameter (about 16mm)
Cap: about 3/16″ in diameter (6mm)
Base: 3/4″ diameter (18mm)

These can be filled with all sorts of tiny objets d’art! Search through your drawers to find scraps of paper, fabric, old love letters, dollhouse miniatures, shells, bones, beads, moss, or jewelry.

Need more inspiration? Check out my Pinterest page for a compendium of ideas and tutorials.

You can buy terrarium necklaces in my shop here.

Make Mine Mini Reader Challenge

Amid the frantic days of December filled with holiday shopping and packing and shipping orders for my online retail store, I somehow found time to enter a Reader Challenge from Cloth Paper Scissors Magazine. I’ve been wanting to submit artwork to them for a few years now, but I can never get my pieces done in time to meet their deadlines. (Yes, most of the time my art-making moves at the speed of a tortoise, lumbering and painfully slow.) But this time I already had a piece finished, something I had created last year and set aside with no idea what to do with it: a mini robot. Here he is:

Mini Robot Pendant

I’ve been making larger robots for some time now but last year I ventured into small scale bots. I thought of them as babies and often attached them to the larger guys by magnets. This little guy never found a momma so he was perfect to use for this challenge. I placed him in a copper curio box from my stash and added a length of leather to create a pendant necklace. Then I took the picture and sent him in!

The guidelines were to “create a mini piece of mixed-media art, 4″ x 4″ or smaller, using paints, encaustics, collage papers, fibers, stitching, and more to create this wee masterpiece. Try making something you would normally do large and make it Lilliputian.”

I had no idea whether my piece would be accepted or not but in February I was pleased to find myself on the list of finalists. Out of 300 entries, they chose 53 finalists, from which they chose the ones that were published in the magazine.

I guess the magazine editors are too busy to notify artists individually of their decision because I heard nothing more about this until yesterday when my May/June issue arrived in the mail. I turned to page 87 and there was my piece – yay!