it's not easy being green

happy st. patrick's day! the challenge at Take a Word this week is Green! which made me think of kermit, which led to frogs, which led to this necklace!

i wanted to do an Irish theme, but the inspiration never came. :(
so this is what you get instead.

first, i hammered a spoon into a flat shape, and snapped off the part of the handle i didn't need.
next i used gel medium to glue down some vintage advertisement paper.

i wanted my frog to remain green, but to blend in, so i gave him a light coating of antique gold.
hot glue held it all together, and i added a "G" embellishment for green and hung it on a chain. ta da! cute wearable frog. ^_^


  1. I love your burnished green frog and the setting you have chosen for him is fantastic. Exquisite and unique artwork. Thanks so much for joining in the challenge this week.

  2. How fantastic, I love frogs.

  3. I've been meaning to alter a spoon for ages now, but never thought to flatten it first, it looks great :D

  4. lol. i didnt think of flattening it until i saw it on another blog!


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