Saturday 16 November 2013

Altered Domino Pendants

I made these recently as pay-it-forward gifts, and now I know they have all been received, I can blog them!

I bought the dominoes years ago (at least 10 years and probably more!) and they have been sitting in a drawer all this time waiting for me to find some inspiration to use them! They came as a full set, so could have been used to play the game with, but I think they must have been specially made for altering, as the reverse side is completely blank and smooth. They are quite small, just 1.5 x 3cm. I can't remember now what make they are or where I got them, but it was either at a show or in a craft shop. I wish I could find some more like them, as they are lovely to work with.

The first thing I did was drill a hole in the top and glue in a bail. Then I painted them with alcohol inks and stamped a picture on top (stamps by Chocolate Baroque and Stampscapes). The fact that the horizons all happened to line up was purely coincidental! The sides were painted with gold Lumiere paint, and I left the backs as they were.

The next step was to coat them with Diamond Glaze to protect them, and then to add some beads and a cord.

 I also made gift boxes to put them in. The one which went with the fir tree pendant was covered in paper from PSX, again bought years ago! The other papers were printed from the Essence of Nature CD from Chocolate Baroque.

I really enjoyed making these. Made a nice change from Christmas cards!


mamapez5 said...

These are lovely Lynne. I've often wondered what people do with dominoes. I know they can be used for mini book covers, but they are quite chunky for that. I love your matching boxes too. Kate x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Gorgeous pendants Lynne, love the colours, they are so pretty. I have some dominoes sitting in my stash waiting to be altered, but just haven't got around to it. Your boxes look fabulous as well, Judith xx

Sally H said...

And I can say they look even better in real life and I have been wearing mine all week! They are stunning, Lynne! I am definitely going to have a go with mine now!Did we get the dominoes from the Stampman at Skipton many moons ago?

kiwimeskreations said...

Lynne these are so pretty - love how you have altered them - the alcohol inks make a wonderful background. The finishing touches are the beautiful boxes.

Jean said...

I love these pendants Lynne and they make lovely gifts with their matching boxes. I too have a pack of these dominoes lurking in the bottom of a drawer somewhere. I think I used a few of them to make domino books.
Jean x

craftimamma said...

I too can vouch for the fact that beautiful as these are shown here no photograph could do them justice. I too have been wearing mine and it has already been covetted by at least 2 people. It quite literally took my breath away when I opened the pretty box because it's exquisite in all it's miniature perfection.

Thank you Lynne I will really treasure it.

Lesley Xx

lisa said...

These are stunning, Lynne. I love that each one is slightly different and the gift boxes are gorgeous. Who'd have thought that they started life as a domino.
Hugs Lisax

Eret said...

Lynne, these are fantastic. Love what you did with dominoes. They look amazing. The boxes are beautiful as well. Stunning gifts for someone special.
Eret x

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh, just superb Lynne ..came over from Sally's blog have always wondered how they were done..

Such special gifts, thanks so much for sharing, Shaz in Oz.x

Linby said...

Saw the link on Sal's blog, these are just beautiful and I love the boxes you decorated for them.
Linby x

Elaine said...

These are really beautiful, what special gifts. I rarely use the few alcohol inks I use, but you have really got a great effect with yours here. Elaine

Elaine said...

These are really beautiful, what special gifts. I rarely use the few alcohol inks I use, but you have really got a great effect with yours here. Elaine