Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One Tough Ombre

Jacket: Decree, J. C. Penney's
Top: Mossimo, Target
Jeans: Arizona, J. C. Penney's
Shoes: Betseyville, J. C. Penney's

Dress: Modcloth
Shoes: Betseyville, Macy's
Sunglasses: Fred Flare

Sweatshirt: Delia's
Tank: Express
Jeans: Barefeet Shoes
Shoes: Candie's, Kohl's
Bag: Betseyville, Ross

That's what they'll say when they see me in this mint pleather motorcycle jacket and pink ombre-dyed jeans. (Unless they say something else . . . but let's go with that.)  I like to think that these edgily ethereal ensembles make nice backdrops for necklaces that started life swaddling tissues.  Remember those triangular, fancy, food-themed Kleenex designs from a couple of years back?  They mimicked everything from cake wedges to orange slices and were so cute that I couldn't help but save them all.  Initially, I thought I'd fuse the triangles together to make a couple of mega trinket boxes or maybe even some cool mobiles.  But it wasn't until last week that I got inspired to cut out the frilly focal points of the dessert-themed boxes to make kitschy pendants.  I mounted the strawberry, cherry, and raspberry pieces to felt backgrounds and coated them with glitter glue before surrounding them with dessert-shaped cabochons, ribbon flowers, and rhinestones.  Flanking them with pretty pearl beads once finished was a no-brainer.  I had such a blast that I can't wait to tuck into the next trio!

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