This week I decided to use up some of the Swellegant veneers that have been sitting on my desk…for quite a while now I might add.  I had a range of veneers to work with including the Swellegant range, some foiled veneers, inky texture and crackle.  I created some simple shield pendants and then mixed and matched the “shields” with a variety of other components. Take a look and see how simple some of them are.  With a little variation to each piece, completely different looks can be created. Simple components, teamed together can work quite beautifully. The majority of these pieces are all worn long (which is how I love them) and I’ve decided to take these ones on the cruise with me – yes Chrisit’s Creative Cruise to Hawaii!

Ok let’s check out the finished pieces.

The veneer created here is using one of Christi’s new texture stamps and alcohol ink.  I’ve also used black polymer tubes, copper wire, black leather fringing and white acrylic paint dots to finish these pieces.

The veneer I’ve used in these three pieces is from the Exploration in Swellegant – Decorative Veneers Tutorial.  You’ll see how simple the finished pieces are.  Black, gold and green components, black cord, copper wire and white acrylic paint lines. Most of the component thread holes were drilled after curing which meant I could change my mind if I wanted to.  A small hand drill does the job perfectly.

This is my very favourite veneer from the three tutorials.  This has come from the Explorations in Swellegant – Cobblestone Tutorial.  A simple circle was created – I used a black backing.  I then created a small white crackle circle, arched pod bead and small black stick bead.  Again, I drilled the holes once all the pieces were cured.

and here’s a few variations on the circular pendant. A few simple “tweaks” and the look can change completely.

and a few more – just for fun!

Can’t wait until next Tuesday now!!

Happy creating everyone.

Love Deb





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6 years ago

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7 years ago

Hi Deb, Love the colours in the first pieces. Fun to see the veneers from the tutorials turned into little pieces of wearable art. Laura.