I had the idea to create the "Stardust Encapsulated" after I visited the Swarovski shop in London. They were selling those beautiful pens with loose crystals in them. I absolutely loved these and was told that I would find the crystal dust at the Swarovski Crystallized shop in London. If you are a little bit of a magpie at heart, I suggest you steer well clear or else you might end up buying the whole shop.
I went home with sparkles in my eyes and started thinking about ways that I could use these. On one of my many ebay trips, I found these little glass bottles and I had part of the solution to my design conundrum.
Cute little glass bottles with a cork lid, I decided these were going to be pendants and started thinking up ideas of how to make this idea come to life.
At first I thought the solution was to use copper wire to help keep the lid on and to create the loop for the pendant. I tried several designs.
The final idea came when I realised that the main issue was that the sharp pieces of wire were getting stuck into the cord and were actually quite dangerous to wear. The solution was to remove the metallic parts altogether and to simply tie the cord around the neck and the lip of the bottle, effectively creating a necklace and encapsulating the stardust inside the glass bottle.
It was really that simple.
And all that's left for you to do now is to tell me what type of bottle you like and what color crystals you want !