5.08.2010

Shop Update: Vintage Letterpress Initial Necklaces


Last weekend's studio time evolved into this weekend's shop update. After working with the antique wooden letterpress sticks on hand, I came up with the above simplified pendant design.

Here's a peek into the process:

I worked with each wooden stick in a series of clamping, sawing down, drilling, and finally sanding smooth clean edges and sides. Once the pendants were complete, I threaded a single skinny chain through the hole and fastened together the clasp to complete the necklace design.

Each of the necklaces in the collection above are one of a kind and available in the shop. They make for a personalized and unique initial, monogram, or other meaningful customized type of gift.

Additional letter options should be making their debut soon!
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7 comments:

  1. what a creative idea for a necklace.... beautiful items here.

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  2. Wow Mary, these are so cool and very clever! What a great way to up-cycle a bit of antiquity. I'll bet these are going to fly right out of your shop! Thanks for sharing your process.

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    We would like to do an interview with you about your handmade jewelry or jewelry making lessons. We'd like to introduce you to our readers who are curious to find out the "person behind the great work!"

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    Best regards,

    Sandra
    www.handmade-jewelry-club.com
    www.diylessons.org

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