Monday, April 12, 2010

"Thoroughly Modern Mommy"

a little "modern mommy" necklace that I created and wanted to share...
I just LOVE mine and thought they might make
a delightful Mother's Day gift!

I chose a large covered button as the base for the silhouette...
I covered mine in a natural linen,
I then copied the children's silhouettes (reducing the size to fit the button),
cut the silhouette and apply to the button top using Mod Podge
 (use several coats for a nice strong finish),
I then removed the button loop on the back of the button using pliers
and glued a jewelry bail to the top,
I added vintage lace and seam binding bows to the tops of the bails,
and strung them on a long antique brass chain - adding a few other beads and more vintage lace.

the Prince...

Princess #1...

and Princess #2!

and now they are with me wherever I go!

and at the end of the day in my favorite tray they lay...
my "thoroughly modern mommy" necklace!

Happy Monday!
Many Blessings!


  1. Um you're an amazing genius. This is the absolute cutest thing I've ever seen, seriously!

  2. Jill that is such a cool idea. Seeing it on you made me love it all the more. You should list that in your shop:) Happy week to ya girlie.

  3. What a great idea! I love anything with silhouettes! Hope your having a great Monday! xoxo

  4. YOU are INCREDIBLE! You should sell something like this! I would LOOOOOVVVVEEE one!

  5. Fabulous!...I am mad about silhouettes!!! Hope all is well and you are having a lovely Monday!

  6. fantastic! so original!! i just love it, jill!!

  7. this is absolutely amazing! I wish I could do these silhouettes!!! YOU ROCK!!! Glad to "meet" you! I think I will follow ya! Have a great day!

  8. This is great! Very cute. (even your scissors are cute :)

  9. OH... I would put them on my purse!! =) love it! if only we were neighbors!! he he!

  10. those are precious - I thinking I may have to borrow this idea!

  11. I love it! I have started making buttons too (because of you), they are fun and pretty easy. Thanks for inspiring more ideas!

  12. as always.... adorable. such a creative mind..

  13. You are just non stop full of fabulous ideas .. Such a cute one here..

  14. Jill, you should sell these in your shop! I would buy one immeadiatley! Simply delightful!

  15. Very gorgeous!
    I might make one for my mother in law, thanks for sharing.

  16. This is so so so fabulous!!! I don't have kiddos...but it would be fun to have one with me and my man, and our pup!!! :)

    Perfect in every way!!!

  17. wow! so cute - absolutely adorable and so creative. love it!

  18. i don't know how i missed this! it's amazing!!! absolutely gorgeous and precious!


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