New necklaces (with Dot’s art!)

[28 Apr 2010 | By | 5 Comment(s) | 6,141 views ]

I’ve been working on a way to sell some of my artwork, in a way that is both affordable, and more ‘useful’ than just a picture you hang on your wall. So this is a couple of prototypes of my latest idea! (Excuse the pics, these aren’t the highest quality!)

I’ve been playing around with glass tile necklaces, with either prints from my artwork, or original drawings, as fun and wearable art.
Here are the 2 prototypes–based on the watercolor series (“Robot World“) which is currently in the Museum of Science in Boston. One is the robot from “A Clockwork Red” and the other is one of the balloons in the background of “Blue”. I’m really loving the balloon one, I’ve worn it several times!

And yes, I’m about 6 months behind on my shop (I really have to stop starting other projects!), so if you’d be interested in one, drop me an email! I’ll do a “really, the shop will be up soon” special for you guys for $18, including US shipping. [dot-at-dabbled-dot-org] . So if you’ve always wanted to wear some Dot Art around your neck, here’s your chance! It doesn’t have to be one of these 2, but it does need to be something i have a high quality print of lying around the house to slice up for you. And yeah, if you want an original it will be a little more.

These are done with prints (obviously!) but my idea is to also showcase original drawings/watercolors, for something more personalized, or more special.

I’ll do a post on how I made the necklaces next week, but if you’re in a hurry to try it yourself, I’ll point you to this good tutorial that I found at Trey & Lucy, where she does some really cute ones using scrapbook paper. Oh, and I totally screwed up at first — can you figure out what’s wrong with the balloon one shown in the picture?

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5 Comment(s) »

  • linda [] :

    Wow, beautiful! I love art plus functional…I’ve been seeing a lot of art incorporated into jewelry items lately!

  • Joanne [] :

    Love these! what a great way to showcase your artwork!

  • Dot [] (author) :

    Thanks! I’ve gotten a ton of compliments on the one I’ve been wearing around :)

  • Cheryl Marchek [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

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  • Elidh McPherson [] :

    The special attraction of this site this whenever I visit here, find some Eye-catching and elegant deign work. The necklaces is a real exception one and must be designed with care.