I recently received a fun challenge: I was given a copy the new Blu-ray Combo Pack for Oz the Great and Powerful. I was asked to watch it, then to create something that was inspired by the adventures in the Land of Oz. Well, let me tell you that visually, this movie is stunning. There is so much color, such amazing costumes, fun special effects… but the thing that inspired me the most wasn’t visual… It was verbal.
Glinda, the good witch tells Oz the Wizard that he is “more capable” than he knows. I think we’d all do well to remember this about ourselves, whether we are exploring in the Land of Oz or going about our day to day life in our own home town. So I made an easy Oz the great and Powerful necklace to help promote that message.
This was very easy to do. Here’s what you’ll need:
- a pendant form (you can get in any craft store)
- Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
- printed paper with your favorite quotation
- a length of chain.
- a jump ring
- a piece of fused glass or beads in your choice of color
- needle nose pliers
- a strong adhesive like E600 (or similar)
For the green glass bead next to the quotation pendant, I made my own by using a special microwave kiln that lets you fuse small pieces of glass. I wanted to have some green to tie in with the Emerald City, so I broke up an empty wine bottle and fused a few bits of the broken glass together.
Don’t have a microwave kiln? They aren’t exactly a kitchen staple, I know… just choose a pretty bead or charm and add that instead. (I just really wanted to play around with this kiln.)
Be sure to check out the movie. Amazing costumes, some of your favorite actors…
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