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!

25 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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  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!!!
    xoxo

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

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

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Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a little note! I truly treasure each one!
Lots of love and many Blessings!- Jill