I’m currently getting ready for two events; the bead cruise and Steampunk World’s Fair. In my prior post I shared what I was making for the cruise. Now I’m going to share with you a project I’m working on for one of my steampunk costumes!
|Photo and hat by Chiki Bird|
I purchased this fabulous mini top hat from Chiki Bird Hat Studio for a steampunk faerie costume I’m putting together. I have most everything I need for it but I’m missing jewelry. I love the little mushrooms all over the hat so I knew I wanted the pendant to incorporate them somehow. In my vast supply stash I happened to have several glass-domed components.
|Glass Dome Component|
|Tiny Faux Mushrooms|
I took a trip over to the local craft store and purchased tiny faux mushrooms in an assortment of sizes. You can find these in the dollhouse miniature aisle.
I also picked up a bag of moss found in the same aisle as the sand, glass pebbles and foam for wreath-making.
I trimmed down some of the moss until it fit inside the metal base.
Then I selected and snipped the wire off of two mushrooms. I left a tiny stem on each mushroom for adding the glue too.
|Moss in base|
After playing around with the mushroom placement, I spread a thin layer of glue on the base and pressed the moss down onto it.
|Mushrooms in moss|
After allowing the glue to dry, I added a dab of glue to the bottom of each mushroom and inserted them into the moss.
Once the mushrooms were dry, I put tiny drops of glue onto the inside of the base and covered the mushrooms with the glass globe. The bail was glued on once the base was secure.
|Adding a jump ring|
I added a jump ring and some ball chain but you can easily do some beaded wirework if you prefer something fancier!
|Finished Terrarium Pendant|
If you’d like to go a step further and really customize your terrarium, make your plants from polymer, air-dry or ceramic clay!