Remember this teaser post? I thought I would show you the whole piece. My friend Lelainia had a terrific idea for a project and she asked me to make a piece of jewelry incorporating Moo cards. Um...yeah.
A lot of you are probably familiar with Moo cards. If not, here are a few of mine. Moo cards are wonderful, mini cards that you can order through Flickr using your own Flickr images. They're a great way to share your artwork and contact information and they're fun to trade and collect. So, a piece of jewelry incorporating Moo cards? What to do... I thought this was a bit of a challenge but an idea popped into my head almost immediately.
I gathered quite a few of these little cards at the last art retreat I attended and I started thinking it would be fun to have a handy place to keep my cards so I wouldn't have to dig through my bag for them the next time. What better than to have them right around my neck? I used vintage brass to form a little holder and the cards are secured with an elastic cord for easy access. The cards can easily be taken in and out and the facing card switched at will. The facing card I used here is from a collage I did using a photo of my great grandmother.
I added some interesting trinkets and twists...some stones and resin...
...and finished it off with some fabulous fibers. Mission accomplished. Look for this piece, and ideas from Lelainia, and other artists, for using Moo cards, in the upcoming July/August issue of Somerset Studio magazine. Thank you Lelainia for an inspired project!