Saturday, June 9, 2012

Alice in Wonderland Blog Hop and
A Give-Away!

Off with her head!

"I'm late! I'm late!
For a very important date!
No time to say hello, goodbye!
I'm late! I'm late! I'm late!"

Today is the blog hop for Alice in Wonderland hosted by
Stacie Louise. I didn't complete my piece in time to get in on the hop, but wanted to show you what I came up with anyway!

The challenge was to create a piece of jewelry inspired by
Alice in Wonderland. It's a wonderfully imaginative story that offers lots in the way of inspiration!  An additional requirement was that
at least 50% of the piece had to be handmade.

As I was pounding some well worn silverware into garden markers for the upcoming Vintage Bazaar I noticed a few pieces with a great rose pattern and decided that I would choose the Queen of Hearts!

I used the spoon on the right to create a toggle. The bar is cut from the stem of the same spoon into a scepter and arrow. Messy work, but well worth the effort. I think it came out great!

Hand-cut toggle clasp.

I made the "looking glass" pendant from a vintage opticians lens and enclosed the Queen of Hearts with a hand-cut shortbread tin bezel.

Close-up of Queen of Hearts Pendant

The chain is made with pressed Czech glass, freshwater pearls, black and burgundy Mill Hill seed beads and gunmetal chain.

The front and back of the Queen of Hearts Pendant

Now for the Give-away!

If you'd like a chance to win one of my "looking glass" pendants
leave a comment to let me know. One winner will be chosen via and will be announced next Saturday, June 16th! 

The winner will receive one Alice in Wonderland inspired looking glass pendant. I'll post the choices later this week.

If you post, tweet, etc. about the contest leave another comment for another chance to win! International readers are welcome too!

Here's a list of the artists that weren't late for this very important date!
"Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end: then stop".

Fresh Baked Designs

This contest is closed.

Images & Text © re-maker


Jenna said...

Love everything about this!

Junksmith said...

Beautiful work and great design!

Tammie said...

I LOVE that toggle clasp made from a spoon. Very creative~
I think you captured the spirit of Alice extremely well.
Thanks for the opportunity to enter the give away :-)

Alice said...

What a great piece! I just love the fabulous spoon toggle!!!!

Thanks for the chance to win a pendant.

Beading Mommy said...

Oh, LOVE the reused silverware idea as well as the pendant!

N Valentine Studio said...

Good grief how cool is that! I LOVE the clasp, are you going to be making more of those? Well done!!!

Dyanne said...

I do love your Alice in Wonderland necklace!! PLEASE! Enter me in the drawing! I like your idea for the toggle as well. Creativity! Way to go!!

Tumblestone Handmakery said...

Wow! I gasped when I saw what you did with that spoon!!
What a gorgeous clasp, stunning :)
Please enter me to win a pendant :)
Thanks for the chance!!

DogsMom said...

I don't know what to say- I love this so very much.

I do hope you will use this post (or another like it) for the Mad Tea Party coming up from A Fanciful Twist blog.
So many more people need to see how talented you are! Mad Tea Party info

paula hisel said...

i LOVE LOVE LOVE the spoon toggle! and the necklace is gorgeous

Here Bead Dragons said...

What a lovely piece. The toggle is fantastic and the design is awesome. Thanks for hosting the give-away.


Cheri said...

I love the clasp you made out of the is really unique. Thank you for sharing the piece you made and for the opportunity for winning a pendent.

Anonymous said...

I love the toggle made out of the spoon. It is really great!


Dragonfly Close said...

That toggle is AMAZING! It's really creative to begin with, and it's also beautiful. The necklace itself is purely a work of art. I love the Czech glass, the chain, the pendent, and how you faced the back of the pendent. I agree with Jenna, I love everything about this piece! I am just dieing to win your pendent if it's half as nice as this one! I am so sorry you didn't make it in time for the hop! --Diane V. {cambriaz"at"roadrunner"dot"com}

Dragonfly Close said...

This is my second entry because I posted the blog hop on my own blog, even though I did not participate. I just wanted to promote the hop. =) {cambriaz"at"roadrunner"dot"com}

Diane Oxton said...

Everything about this piece works together so well. AND it is beautiful and so much fun, Pam!

Miss Courageous said...

gorgeous! love it :)

Miss Courageous said...

oh, & I tweeted too!

IRobinson said...

wow pam, you never fail to amaze me with your work! :)

re-maker said...

This contest has ended.
Winner #1 IRobinson
Winner #2 DogsMom