Holy Cow... where did the time go? I had no idea that it has been almost 3 months since I last posted something on my blog. (I guess I needed a little break from it.) Anyways.... here is a little something that I made for myself after teaching a charm class. One of my students did a Michigan State version and I loved it so much that I did this one for our home team. Personally I am not a huge sports fan. I will go to the occasional game with my hubby since he has season tickets and since I don't have any Tiger t-shirts I will have to show my support with a super cute necklace.
This is to answer Emily's comment/question about where I got all the components to make this necklace. The "short" answer is that I made them all but for the long answer I'll start in the upper left hand corner and make my way around to the other side.
1. Tiger stadium logo- printed on my computer and sized to fit a Tim Holtz charm fragment.
2. Baseball and bat- I bought the wooden bat at a local craft store and painted it myself then added the baseball bead with a headpin by drilling a hole at one end. I also drilled a whole at the other end to insert a headpin.
3. Swinging Tiger - printed on my computer and sized to fit a Scrabble tile and then covered with Diamond Glaze.
4. Beaded element- Just odd and ends beads combined with a silver frame bead.
5. Paw prints - stamped with Archival ink onto a mini domino colored with alcohol ink. (Covered with Diamond Glaze.)
6. Blue Tassel - 22 gauge bullet casing that has fibers attached inside with a piece of jewelry wire inserted through a hole drilled in the top.
7. Orange "D" - Printed on my computer and then glued into an orange bottle cap. I also glued in some orange ballchain around the inside and then covered it with Diamond Glaze.
8. Button charm - Simply 3 buttons attached to each other with jump rings through the sewing holes.
9. Roaring Tiger - printed on my computer and sized to fit a Tim Holtz charm fragment.
10. Tiger Stripes - stamped with Archival ink onto a mini domino colored with alcohol ink. (Covered with Diamond Glaze.)
11. Clothespin - mini wooden clothespin colored with markers and then clear coated.
12. Old English "D" - printed on my computer and sized to fit a Tim Holtz charm fragment.
13. "Who's Your Tiger?" - printed on my computer and sized to fit a Scrabble tile and then covered with Diamond Glaze.
14. Baseball Player - Store bought charm that I painted with Vintaj patina paints for metal.