A while ago I wrote a post about memories and different creative ways in which we can keep them. I had been thinking for a while about making some jewellery which centered around my two boys. A lot of "keepsake" type jewellery is very expensive, so with an image of my boys, a mini embroidery hoop and some Dylon Image Maker in hand I set about making a pendant for myself.
OK, so my first attempt didn't exactly turn out as I had imagined and I decided to read the instructions in more depth. Always a good plan.
I chose another image and this time printed it of from the computer using just normal everyday printer paper.... it worked!
The image came out much better the second time. The instructions said that it would have a distressed look and I was happy with that. It gave the whole pendant a vintage feel and suited the mini embroidery hoop that I had found. Next I cleaned up the fabric and wrote a small reminder on the back of just how teanie tiny they were.
I'm very happy with my "Boy" pendant. Now they will always be with me and as they grow I can remember them with their big mops of hair. My eldest son has already requested "Captain America" short hair, there are only a few years away until my littlest will want the same.
The sun came out this week and the Boy pendant got it's first outing.
What else can I make with this Dylon stuff, I love it.