iLoveToCreate Retrofabulous Mini-Frame Pendant

iLoveToCreate Retrofabulous Mini-Frame Pendant 
Margot Potter 
"These are your grandmother's crafts, ya gotta problem with that?"

Making these miniature wearable paper artworks is easy peasy and a ton of fun.  Old book pages make great collage backgrounds and you can find images in Dover Books titles or do this with upcycled new magazine pages for a more modern look.  No matter how you do it, Aleene's Dry Adhesives and Jewelry Glue make this a breeze!

The Craftabration Continues!  Day two of Margot Potter: Live Handmade! I'm sharing a project I created for iLoveToCreate.  These are my collage jewelry frames.  I make them for myself, family and friends and they're just divine.  I can not claim to have invented this art form, but I can tell you it's a ton of fun making these mini-collages.  The images I use are from vintage pre-1940 magazines I found at a flea market in Paris...and little crafty will be able to buy them as PDFs from my new site!  YAY!  I'm still working on the logistics of that, so until then, here's a little project to whet your whistle with a free vintage image for you to use!  We've got lots of old book pages for your collage backgrounds at the new site...I'm just sayin'.

(This image is sized to fit in a 1.5x1.5" frame. For personal use only.) 

Miniature Frame (HHH Enterprises)
Tiny metal Tim Holtz idea-ology flower
4mm crystal AB SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS round
Old book page
Red construction paper
Artistic Wire mesh black
Aleene's Tacky Tape Runner
Aleene's Tacky Sticker Sheets
Aleene's Jewelry and Metal Glue
Jump rings

Chain nose pliers
Small scissors
Trace background paper to fit frame and cut with small paper scissors. 

Cut out and adhere tiny collage elements using Aleene's dry adhesives.

Use Aleene's Jewelry and Metal glue to attach flower and crystal.  (Be sparing, a little goes a long way!)

Cut a small section of mesh and tie a bow, pull mesh tubing on both sides to create bow shape.

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