I think we all have the tendency to say, 'one of these days, I'm going to [fill in the blank].' For me, it's with craft projects that I was going to finish, fix or scrap. So many projects were skillfully hidden in plain site on my craft table. So today was finally 'one of these days'.
Pink agate slice that I tried, unsuccessfully, to drill through last year and ended up scratching badly. I grabbed my glass engraver and used the stencils that came with it to carve this on one side.
The carousel horse was done with etching cream last year but as I said, I scratched the surface badly with the drill, so I attempted to freehand that scalloped border around the horse. Oh well...I tried. Should've used the stencil and made it more even.
I also broke out the little metal frames with glass squares and tried some alcohol ink on it. I love how it looks, but I know now that the sun will fade this right out if I put it in a sunny window.
There was also an old 70s era bangle bracelet buried in the pile so I wrapped it with variegated floss. It's still too big for me though.
I had baggies of projects to fix and finish. The 2 necklaces had to be repaired and I just had to put the crystal back on the silver & amber hanger. I got those silver earrings and the ring next to it in a grab bag, so I added beads to the earrings, and clapper bells to the ring. It jingles when you move your hand around. That other set of earrings needed something on the bottom so I added rings. The green bead is held by a clothespin spring. Then I added silver chain to it to make a necklace.
All of them went in to my craft show box to try and sell next year! Glad they are done though.