Monday, June 30, 2014

I Have A Dream - Tea Package to Jewelry Project

 My new project is part of a series I have been creating over the last four years.  
 These pendants were created with the beautiful packaging I save from a box of tea I purchase in Paris every April.
 This year I fell in love with the packaging for Mariage Freres's "I have a dream" black tea.
You can see how I punched my circles right from the cardboard box.  The colours of the rainbow with gold foiled accents.
 I did not embellish the cardboard at all.  It was beautiful as is and I simply sealed the paper before pouring Jewelry Resin over the circles glued into my bezels.  Note that last week I reminded you that resin does not like the cold, so my pieces cured with my desk lamp on.
 I noticed the attachments on the bezel pendants were curved, so in order to pour resin into a flat surface I placed them over this ice cube tray.  This way I did not have a huge over pour situation.
 The "I have a Dream Rainbow Bezels" were accented with felt.
I am so happy with the final necklace.  It joins my Mariage Frere collection of "packaging to wearable art" series.

6 comments:

  1. Lovely. Some of them have a gypsey feel. Thanks for the ice cube tray idea. Some of my pours have been messier than necessary becaue I didn't think of this, Carmi.

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  2. Love the addition of the bright felt pom poms. And love how you arranged the bezels in a rainbow theme. Very cool.

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  3. Very creative packaging! Thanks for the ideas!

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  4. Hi, You stated that you sealed the package material before pouring the resin. How was this done?

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  5. I always love to see this series as it unfolds. What a great way to use up the pretty packaging! Enjoy the day. Erin

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