Thursday, May 28, 2009

Mercy & Truth - necklaces - Part 2

After baking the clay to harden it, the pendants were painted and the excess wiped away.

The children's recent Bible Study - Proverbs 3:3 - was a natural for inclusion into this project.
"Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them around thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart:"

Long tapered, triangle strips of magazine pictures were cut out, 2 for each necklace and the children wrote 'Mercy' on one and 'Truth' on the other. The papers were then spread with white glue and wrapped around drinking straws, beginning with the large end, to make beads. The straws were cut to fit.

I sprayed the beads with gloss acrylic and the pendants with matte acrylic and added the jump rings.

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