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.  See Blog Sidebar Category "Mariage Frere."

This post was designed, photographed and written by me.
It appeared on Resin Crafts Blog.
Kathy Lindemer said...

Very cool!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

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.

freshbakeddesigns said...

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

Mike Johnson said...

Very creative packaging! Thanks for the ideas!

Anonymous said...

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

TesoriTrovati said...

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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