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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Inspired by... Austen


Fans of Jane Austin may remember that Edward Ferrars in Sense & Sensibility wore a ring, in which was set a lock of Lucy's hair. Despite the fact that it's Lucy's hair (not Elinor's), I find this uncommonly endearing.

How likely is the modern man to wear such a novelty? While I believe there are still plenty of romantic and sentimental men out there, the majority of the jewelry I found for sale on line that incorporated a loved one's hair was "memorial" jewelry rather than something worn as a show of present affection.

So what might be a better option for the modern man?

How about a key chain?




This was an easy project using scrapbook paper, modge-podge, dimensional magic and a lock of hair. I began by cutting out a small square of scrapbook paper.




Be sure to glue the paper down, or you can end up with bubbles when you add the dimensional magic. Next I added a lock of hair and applied a generous amount of modge-podge.




Warning: this step requires a bit of patience.  At least the hair I used did. Let's just say all the strands didn't want to lay the same way.

Let the glue dry completely, before going to the next step. Once dry, add the dimensional magic.



No bubbles!


And once it dries...


Final_Texture Textured with Bonnie's Dappled Dawn


Romantic. Sentimental.

And one, I think, Miss Austen would find to be most sensible.


The perfect gift for the modern man!






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  1. i think we need to market this!!!!and I am gona make one for my man....

  2. So very charming! I am definitely smitten with Austen! Your title caught my attention! Thank you for sharing your sweet idea!
    Best Wishes and Blessings,

  3. Stopping by from the Saturday Seven Party! http://queenofsavings.com


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