Duo de Fridas

Any Frida fan(atic) knows you can’t stop at just one necklace… and you gotta have the earrings to go with it! Here are two fast and easy Frida pendant pieces- you can easily complete both in one afternoon!

1. To begin, I assembled the shrine pendant using gel medium. Next,Patina Effect Paste was added to the give it a rustic finish. The inset is a quick collage using paper scraps and a Frida head cut-out. Turquoise paint was added to create her necklace. Then the acrylic topper was glued in place. Pendant one is done!

2.The creamic Frida pendant is even easier! Just use a Pitt pen to touch up her unibrow and dot on turquoise paint for her beaded necklace. She was added to an eye pin and ready for a small tassel. (The tassles for this pendant and both sets of earrings were made from embroidered thread in a coordinating color).

3. To complete the necklaces, I used howlite cross beads and eye pins to create a rosary style chain. But these could look great on beaded string or knotted cord- you imaginations the limit! Then a bead and tassle were combined for the earrings! I can’t wait to wear them… and if you make your own, we’d love to see it ! Please share in the Retro Cafe Art Gallery inspiration community on Facebook!

Materials List: (links are in the text for your convenience)
Retro Cafe shadowbox shrine kit- house/medium
Frida ceramic bead
Patina Effect Paste (Finnabair Art EXTRAvagance)
Tiny fairy doll head paper cuts
gel medium
jewelry findings
howlite cross beads
Pitt Artist pen (fine)
embroidery thread

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Brenda Austin says:

    Love the ideas!


  2. So beautiful! Frida would be impressed!


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