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It’s a squeaker!

We all know that I love making stuff, and that my attention span is about that of a music video…thank you MTV.  So when I get an idea and follow it all the way to completion in 48 hrs I usually ends with me running around the house going “Eeee, look how cute this is! Eeeee!”  My boyfriend has designated these such items as “squeakers.”  

This squeaker is long in the making actually.  I have been collecting security envelopes for a while with hopes of making tons of fabulous things…but what?  The button idea was already taken…so now what?  

I don’t remember when or how, but at some point a few weeks ago, it hit me.  Oh wait…no, it was my Mom’s idea!  That’s right!  She had been helping me collect envelopes for a while and I told her that I wanted to try making resin jewelry – she was the one who put two and two together.  

We carefully selected our favorite security envelope patterns, cut them, and discovered how easy it is to use resin.  We ordered some pewter pendants and got to work.  I’m absolutely thrilled with the results.  It took all my will power to keep from playing with the pendants for the 36 hrs they took to dry, but they’re done and they’re in the shop!

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19 Responses to “It’s a squeaker!”
  1. sknickel Says:

    Who would have thought an envelope would produce something so gorgeous. Awesome craft!

    Where did you find those pendant trays?

  2. Leslie Says:

    I would love to know where you found the bezels as well. These are fabulous! Great job.

  3. Lauren Says:

    Wow, they look fabulous! I would never guess the source! (I hear you on waiting for resin to dry, I’ve put fingerprints in a few things, oops..)

  4. Yesenia Says:

    Beautiful!
    I would love to know where you found the bezels as well.
    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Koko Says:

    Looks great. I would love to know where you found the bezels as well.

  6. melody_yesterday Says:

    how about a free alt to the bezels something a little more “hardware storish” ?
    …”around the housish” even

  7. Tammy Says:

    Wow, love them! I’ve been saving envelopes for a while, but mine are black and white. Wondering if you colored yours.

  8. becky Says:

    hey, thanks for the button shout out. these pendants are beautiful!

    you even seem to have some patterns i have yet to see. cough. feel free to get in touch if you have a hankerin’ to swap. i have some pretty primo raw materials on hand. not to mention the buttons…

  9. Security Envelope Jewelry Pendents | Nicolette's Design Diary Says:

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  10. Nicolette Tallmadge Says:

    Very cool pendants…I gave you a shout out on my blog :)

  11. jchinique Says:

    Love these! I save them too, ever since I saw some interesting atc’s using the great textures on this kind of envelope.

    @Tammy, I’ve definitely seen colored patterns before, and the b&w ones also look super when you use colored pencil on them!

    The pendants look fantastic, Renee!

  12. dot Says:

    Fabulous!

    I’ll be linking to these on Dabbled.org this week :)

    dot

  13. dot Says:

    Here’s the link! You’ve inspired me, I’m definitely going to add doing resin jewelry to my list of to-do’s!

    http://www.dabbled.org/2009/01/tuesday-linkday.html

    dot

  14. Maitreya Says:

    These are wonderful!

  15. Renee Says:

    I just realized that I never thanked everyone for the sweet comments. I love melody_yesterday’s idea of using something from a hardware store. I’ll have to check that out!

  16. Abbie bascome Says:

    Got one at Art Star a few weeks ago, wear it almost everyday, want another, youre great, thanks!

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