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Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Industrial Chic Blog Hop - Words to Live By Book Necklace

In my previous blog post, I told you about the Industrial Chic Blog Hop I am participating in this month, and I also showed you the goodies I was given to make into art.  I ended up using 2 of the 3 packages of supplies I received and this is what I created:



This is my "Words to Live By" mini book necklace.  I removed the pages of ephemera contained within the Industrial Chic metal tag pendant and replaced these with handmade pages made with beautiful religious images and quotes from Catholic saints.  I added a metal lace filigree finding to the bottom of the book, along with some decorative ribbon-yarn and small cross charms.  An image of the Immaculate Heart of Mary was affixed to a domino and attached to the front of the pendant.  The necklace is comprised of 2 Industrial Chic charms, along with black pearls and crystals beaded rosary-style to complete the look.

Full view of necklace.

Side view of pendant.





Another side view of pendant.

One of the book pages; this one features the Virgin Mary with her parents and a quote from Blessed Teresa of Calcutta.

This page features St. Elizabeth of Hungary feeding the poor along with a quote from St. Gregory Nazianzen.

This page features Jesus and a young girl accompanied by a St. Faustina quote about forgiveness.

Detail view.



I want to thank the folks at Industrial Chic for inviting me to participate in this blog hop and for my free goodies.  I really enjoyed the challenge of creating from the supplies I was given.  I can't wait to see what the other participants came up with.  Be sure to check out my previous post for the list of participants and links to their respective blogs.

10 comments:

Cindy Is Crafty said...

What an awesome necklace, Wanda! Love it!

Jen Crossley said...

awesome I so love this

Unknown said...

I love this piece! Inspirational.

Marelle said...

oh wowww love love this
amazing

Jean said...

This is just wonderful!

Cindy Cima said...

I love your mini book necklace - just beautiful!

Cindy Cima said...

I love your mini book necklace! Beautiful!

Carol La Valley said...

I didn't realize faith based jewelry could be so lovely.

Carol La Valley said...

Lovely--I didn't know faith based jewelry could be so nice.

creativegoddess said...

I love this necklace!