Sunday, July 24, 2011

Miniature Picture Frame Necklaces

I had an ear-to-ear smile on my face when I spotted these miniature frames at an estate sale.  I loved the soft colors of the pretty prints and the perfect patina of the brass frames.  As soon as I noticed the convex glass, it was a done deal.

   Two sets of the same print was fine with me.  The one on the bottom
 right has faded, but the other three are still in good condition.  I kept trying to
 get a few stubborn spots off the glass, then realized they were tiny little bubbles.  Now that's old.

 Look at these dirty old time worn backs.  I thought these would be so pretty as necklaces, but had to do something about the condition of the backs first.  I sure wouldn't want something this dirty rubbing up against me. Two were repurposed into necklaces and the other two are still waiting.

 I cut out pictures from the antique fashion magazines I bought recently, then covered them with Mod Podge.  I wanted to save the original backs, so I tucked them back inside the frames.  The picture in the top right frame was making me crazy, so I ended up changing it.  The more I looked at it, the more it looked like a man's face in a woman's hat.

I'm really liking them as necklaces.  The prints are much clearer than they look here; I had a heck of a time photographing this convex glass.

I attached a 21" antiqued brass chain, added a tiny pearl on the end, and changed the ring to a decorative twisted rope style.  At first I thought they might be too bulky, but they're only 1 3/4" x 2 1/4" and only weigh 1 ounce. 

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