...I shall transform a tree into a piece of coral!
Over the course of clearing out our attic (a task still unfinished!) we had several ‘junk’ bags--filled with bits and pieces from play sets and toys long gone, broken toys, etc.
Being a total scavenger I rummaged through it all and hooked a whole bunch of items that had some potential!
One of those items was this:
As far as I know, it’s a Playmobil tree, from a set that belonged to my sister. The rest of the Playmobil was sent to a charity shop a long time ago; this was a leftover piece.
‘If this was white,’ I thought, ‘it would look like one of those awesome bits of faux coral I keep seeing all over the internet.’
Off I went to Wilkinson to pick up some spray paint, brought it home and over the course of the day, gave the tree several layers of paint:
Whilst I would have preferred a matte finish, the white seemed too stark a colour, so I ended up buying cream spray paint instead.
The whole point of this exercise was to make a necklace, so the next step was to add a bail. The tree had a hole in the bottom that turned out to be the perfect size for a greek spring with a hook on the end.
I put some glue on the greek spring and pushed it into the hole. After that I wound some fine-gauge wire around the bottom of the tree (which would become to top of the necklace) and added a jump ring to the hook on the greek spring.
After sliding the pendant onto a piece of suede cord, I cut it to length...
...and added some cord ends and a clasp to finish off!