Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Put a trinket on!

I have a new project up at Ornamentea.com for you! This trio of necklaces features accordion books inside our frame lockets and three different necklace styles. They can be layered or worn separately.  The lovely Alison has created three autumn-themed books and a set of blanks so you could write your own story.

I gave the frame lockets a nice salt and ammonia patina...I have directions for that in the tutorial as well.

The entire set is based on a lovely Emily Dickenson poem that Alison used in the largest book. Although Miss Dickenson was generally in a somber mood this is one of her lighter poems and it ends with a line everyone here loves.

The morns are meeker than they were,
The nuts are getting brown;
The berry's cheek is plumper,
The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,

The field a scarlet gown.
Lest I should be old-fashioned,
I'll put a trinket on.