Patricia and I both took a class with Barbara McGuire (http://www.barbaramcguire.com/), "Matchbook Pendants". Barbara was so professional, she had most of the pre-work done, so that we could spend our time learning the important parts, rather than doing the "grunt work". After a short evening class, we each walked out with a completed pendant necklace that we were utterly proud of.
My sweet friend Patricia, at Art Unraveled in
Phoenix, AZ, August, 2007.
Patricia took this picture of me at the airport as we
were getting ready to leave for Phoenix ... sketchbook/journal
in hand, I couldn't wait to get started!
Barbara McGuire with one of her tiny matchbooks, which is
about to be magically turned into a fabulous pendant.
Here's the one I made, with an image transferred onto the
The back of the pendant, showing the impressed stamping
and distressed painting, as well as the imported metal belt parts
that were used as findings.