I've been playing with transparent leaves. I particularly like these ones
They're a nice big size, really lightweight and in a nice versatile mix. I made some more 'impatient jewellery' with the leaves and just a few other charms and jumprings.
What's impatient jewellery? Well, it needs to take 10 minutes or less to make, have no fiddly bits and use less than 6 different components. I don't know if madcowbeads did invent the phrase, but I'm claiming it as my own anyway...
Here's the instructions, if you'd like to have a go!
To make the Woodland Kilt Pin you need:
- 1x Kilt Pin
- 3 7mm jump rings
- 3 transparent leaves from this mix
- 3 charms - I used an owl a leaf and the moon - but whatever you like!
Open a 7mm jump ring and attach a leaf and a charm to each one
Thread onto the loop on the kilt pin and close the jump ring
Attach to your coat and wear :-)
The other 2 items are made in a very similar way:
To make the Bag Dangle, open 4 7mm jump rings and thread a transparent leaf onto 3 of them and a charm of your choice onto the 4th
Open the ring on a mobile lariat, thread on all 4 jump rings and close the ring up.
Attach to your make up bag, handbag, zipper etc and wave about with pride!
To make the Jangly Pendant open 4 7mm jump rings and thread a single leaf onto 2 of the rings. Close one ring and thread onto the other. Close the second ring. You have 2 leaves, connected with 2 rings. On the 3rd jump ring, thread on a charm of your choice and a transparent leaf and close the ring
Thread both dangles onto the 4th jump ring and then thread on a twisted ring
This looks pretty on a ribbon necklace, or wax cord, or a pendant chain. It's lightweight and lovely!
Hope you enjoyed your impatient jewellery making. I thought these would be great projects to make for fundraisers.