Welcome to my blog! When I started this blog it was all about wire crochet jewelry. I fell in love with the first piece I saw and I had to learn how. I was "hooked"!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Jewelry making with my Granddaughter

I've seen a few things about making "fingerprint" jewelry with clay.  My granddaughter and I love to craft together and I thought this would be a fun project for us.  She was here yesterday and we made this necklace for her Mama.

We pressed black clay into a metal frame and she inked her thumb with silver pigment ink and pressed it into the clay.  She used letter stamps on the back to personalize it with her initials and the date and added a bedazzler jewel.  Much to our surprise, everything worked perfectly the first time....no redos!  We baked it and sealed it, then added it to a chain.  She picked out a peace sign charm and a crystal to add.  She's really into peace signs so I think it will be a special reminder of this time in her life.  We had a good time making it together and her Mom loved it!

~Today's Quote~

HAPPINESS is when you've gotten really good at being you.


JustATish said...

How awesome is this! I love the idea of putting the thumb print on it!

Azure Islands Designs said...

What a great idea Jana...so much fun especially with your grand daughter!!! She did a wonderful job!

Anonymous said...

I love it Jana! I'll have to try it with my granddaughter!

Isabel said...

That is really adorable...I love your style. It is similar to mine. I would really love it if you would check out my blog...I am brand new to the scene! Please feel free to comment! Thanks!


Cindy said...

Jana, this is such a great idea and a keepsake that will be treasured. I would like to give it a try, maybe this summer, with my boys! :-)

BluKatDesign handmade artisan jewelry said...

I love the thumbprint! I will have to try this the next time I get the fimo out!

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