The Enchanted Unicorn – a gem set focal pendant

I have (mostly) all day, every day, available to craft to my hearts content and yet, since a week before Christmas, no crafting has taken place.  Having a puppy who I dote upon, has taken every waking moment of my time. I’m either feeding him;  playing with him;  in the garden with him;  removing things from his mouth that he shouldn’t have (boy oh boy! what a cavernous mouth he has for a puppy!);  cleaning up accidents he has (where he’s missed the puppy pad – front legs on but back legs not!);  or simply loving him. (When he’s tired, he likes to be rocked, like you would a baby).

I did make some Christmas things around October last year – but didn’t do any blog posts about them, and can’t really do them now because, well, Christmas has been and gone, and so I’m now lacking in anything I can share.  Crafting will begin taking place again soon, because there’s something I’m itching to make, but until I can do it and take photo’s, I thought perhaps I could ‘re-share’ something that you may not have seen, as I posted this 5 years ago, back in 2014, when my blog here was all shiny and new. It’s: The Enchanted Unicorn.

The Art of Cobwebs

 post 2 – in ‘Polymer Clay’

A few years ago I bought pair of vintage earrings from a car boot sale…. 

Vintage Unicorn Earrings which inspired the Enchanted Unicorn Focal Pendant. Vintage Unicorn Earrings which inspired the Enchanted Unicorn Focal Pendant.

I can’t remember how much I paid for them but I have this feeling that it was something like £2.00 or £2.50.  I wasn’t buying them to wear,  I bought them because they’d charmed me and I’d fallen in love with them.  I ‘needed’ to own them so that I could look at them – and for a while they sat on my dressing table where I could see them,  and pick them up too,  because they’re so amazingly  tactile and they feel so lovely in the hand!

A few weeks after I’d bought them I looked at them and had an idea that maybe I could make something a little inspired by  them,  perhaps a pendant,  either on a beaded necklace or hung on a coloured rope type necklace.  So I…

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Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

36 thoughts on “The Enchanted Unicorn – a gem set focal pendant”

  1. Aww puppy time is the best, though not cleaning up the accidents so much. How’s he settling in? I hope you all had a lovely Christmas, too! I loved the re-share of your earlier post as I hadn’t seen that before, so I’ll take a read now. I hope 2019 is a good one for you Cobs and I look forward to your next piece of crafting magic!
    Caz xxxx

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    1. Hello Caz! 🙂
      Hugo is settling in really well. He has what I’ve termed ‘Selective Learning’. I’ve taught him to Sit. Stay. (sometimes). Wait. (now and again), and .. not to bite too hard on my fingers when he’s mouthing my hand. But he still hasn’t got the ‘Either pee on the puppy pad or cross your legs for one second, so that I can get to the door and open it so that you can pee in the garden’. That one is still hanging around and waiting to be learned. But he’s doing well and I am so totally bewitched by this darling little puppy that I can forgive him the odd accident. ❤

      May the New Year bring you everything you're hoping for Caz., and may life be kind to you, my lovely blogging friend.
      Thank you so much for visiting.
      Sending much love ~ Cobs. xxx

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  2. Love the ear rings! Love the puppy more! lol Most days Hope is the best ever, now over the last couple nights she has taken to pooping in my bathroom! not impressed but she takes one look at me with those doe eyes and all is forgiven. 🙂 Puppies are work, but worth all of it in the end. 🙂
    Have a lovely Friday Cobs.

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  3. Hi Cobs, no sugar in my coffee thanks, and I’ll just sit in this spot by the window. Now I’m all comfy and anticipating my coffee, may I say it’s good to see you. Puppies are such sweet adorable creatures I can see why you can’t tear yourself away. As for the unicorns, what a clever idea to make them even more glamorous. My own blog is in a lull at the moment, perhaps I should look back and see if there is something worth reposting (another good idea of yours). xx

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    1. Hello Barbara, lovely to see you.
      Blogs being in a ‘lull’. Yup . . . seems like an awful lot of we ‘creatives’ are finding it a little difficult to either find time to craft or just simply get up a head of steam to actually craft. It’s obviously something to do with the world; the universe; or something in ‘the ether’, which is holding us in a place of un-creativeness.

      I can’t figure it out, but I’m certainly hoping that it puts things right, very soon. Very soon indeed!

      Sending much love to you Barbara. Thank you so much for coming and taking the time to chat. Love talking with you.

      Sending much love to you Barbara, wrapped up in a package of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx.

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      1. Thank you Cobs, love and squidges gratefully received. Re’ the creativity thing, I am learning to draw, some days nothing much is achieved but other days are golden and I learn something for my efforts. I cannot exist without some form of creativity in my

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  4. What a lovely unicorn! Please don’t think I’m daft but why mustn’t the tool be used for food after (presuming it would be washed too!)? (I havent got any polymer clay or an urge to use a ball tool on it but I am curious and you know such a lot!)

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    1. [in Russian accent]. . . “I know nuuurtheng.”

      Polymer clay can (even after washing) leave a residue which isn’t healthy for humans. You shouldn’t ever eat off or from a polymer item, and shouldn’t make or buy or give a polymer item to a baby or child who puts things in their mouth.

      Although Polymer has ‘evolved’ and become better – I still wouldn’t use a tool for kitchen / dining use, which I’d used to make a polymer item.

      But then … that’s the same advice that anyone or any craft based company would give for any tool used in crafting of pretty much any type, and food.

      You can use knives/graters/pizza slicers/vegetable peelers etc etc etc meant for kitchen use – but mark them in some way (permanent marker perhaps?) so that you won’t ever mistake them for kitchen use.

      I repeat … “I know nuuurtheng! NUUURTHENG I tell you!” 😀

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        1. Aww, you’re far from daft Mrs. Craft. You’re asking the same questions I asked when I first ‘met’ polymer clay, which was many moons ago – roughly just after dirt was invented. lol.
          Sending heaps of love. ~ Cobs. xxx

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  5. I am trying to find you -and Hugo too! Please let me know that all is well and that you are just busy making all sorts of magical things. or that Hugo is keeping you so busy. I miss you and am worried-and I am not the only one! love your rabbit

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    1. Hello Rabbit
      My apologies for the delay in replying to this… I couldn’t work out how to find any comments I hadn’t seen or replied to… but I got there in the end.

      There are a selection of things which were going on, and some things had to be put on one side for a time until I felt able to get back on board. Some things waited a little longer than I would have liked, and blogging was one of those things.

      But .. I’m so glad to be back.
      I’m making the round of all the blogs I follow (and there are a lot!) and reading – but I’ve found that I can’t go back to where I originally left off because it was taking me too long to read all the posts from 18 months ago. So, sadly, I had to make the decision that I’d pick up from now, because otherwise I was never ever going to be caught up with everyone, and still have time to blog and craft myself.
      Hard decision, but a sensible one, which was the suggestion of Mr.Cobs. He can be a wise ol’ Cobs now and again! lol
      Sending you much love and a bundle of squidges ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. Hello!! and how happy I remain, to know you are ok and BACK!! I can not barely keep up and getting behind for two weeks is daunting-so Mr. Cobs is right. To catch up with me, I have the two grand daughters. Lyla is five! Brynn turning two in weeks! I now have a little grandson-turning one in weeks! My oldest son Brant is his father. My dad died in April, that is the worst thing that ever happened to me. Daddy was sick with a very rare syndrome, the year before and so I never did try to sell the rabbitpatch, though I may try again soon. Due to covid, I never go anywhere, except to see my darlings. I am working outside at school-and it is part time,as well. I love you like rain! Some things do not change. love your rabbitt

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        1. Ohhhh Rabbit …. I’m SO saddened to read of the passing of your father. Losing a parent is such a difficult thing to go through – and I don’t think you ever actually finish going through it. My father died many, many years ago, (from a fatal heart attack), and even now, I still feel the sharp pain of ‘losing’ him, and still ask God why He called my father home, when I still needed him.

          You will always be the child you were/are.
          Your father will always be the wise man you went to, when you needed to hear his voice of wisdom, and of love.
          But actually … he’s gone nowhere Rabbit. He’s just in the next room. The door is open. He can hear you. Talk to him, he will hear.

          Lyla is FIVE? How can that have happened??? She will forever be the little dot she is inside my mind, when I imagine her walking with you to the river. But 5 years old! My my, how time passes, and as it passes, how my mind stands still.

          I remember Brynn being born… I’ve been MIA since end of January last year, so I have the memories of Brynn being born.
          She’s turning 2! Flipping heck… it only seems a year ago when she came into the world!

          A NEW GRANDSON! Many many Congratulations Rabbit. I bet he’s a little charmer.

          Not selling the Rabbit Patch was the right thing to have happened. There was way too much happening and you really didn’t need to add to your basket of ‘things’ for it would have become far too heavy to carry.

          Like you, this Pandemic we’re all living through means I’m not going anywhere either. Sometimes it gets to feeling a little bit ‘claustrophobic’ – but I’ve found that getting up and doing something different has/is seeing me through those moments.
          I’m learning Tai Chi (with the help of the internet) and I’ve brought Yoga (which I learned about 25 years ago) back into my life – so both of those are wonderful for raising the spirits, and I love the meditation which they both offer.

          I’m glad you still have your work, and that it’s part time – for that will give you the joy that your work brings, and the time for everything else you wish to achieve or want to do. It will also give your heart some gentle time to patch and repair from the passing of your beloved father.

          I’m so, so happy to see you again Rabbit. You are like that gentle breeze which blows over your skin as you look out to sea. The one which blows the cobwebs in your brain away and brings your heart, mind and soul back into line and working together again.
          Love you more than words ❤ Rabbit ❤ ~ Cobs. xxx

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    1. Hello Anna.
      I’m back, I’m here and I’m alive.
      Thank you so much for your care and love. A mixture of things were going on and blogging had to be put on the back burner until I was able to pick up the ropes again. But I’m here now, and thrilled to be so.
      Sending you much love and a bundle of squidges ~ Cobs. x


  6. Hi, Cobs. It’s been such a long time since we’ve had a post from you! I do hope everything’s okay. It would be so lovely to hear from you again. No pressure, but please do write if you can. xoxo

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  7. Hey Cobs, I wanted to drop you an email but I can’t find an address. I miss your in the blogosphere and I wanted to check you’re okay… how have you been, is everything okay?
    Sending lots of love,
    Caz xx

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    1. Hello Caz. Thank you so much for your kind message.

      I’ve been missing from Blog Land for what feels llike a whole lifetime! Unfortunately Life and a bit of poor health got in the way of the fun stuff, and some things had to be put on the back burner for a time. But … I’m back, and hoping to stick around for a long time … so get ready for some new posts very soon. (photographs need to be taken first).

      In the meantime … thank you, from the bottom of my heart, for your kindness and for bearing with me.
      I’m sending you loads of love and heaps of hugs. ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. Aww Cobs, it’s lovely to hear from you! On a selfish note, I’m glad you’re back because I’ve missed ‘ya!
        I’m really sorry to hear that things haven’t been good. I don’t want to pry but I’m always around if ever you want to talk, and I’ll just say that I really do hope things are levelling out and, fingers crossed, turning a corner into better days. Sending love xxxx

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    1. Hello Samantha.
      I’m so sorry to be the cause of some worry. Life and health problems got in the way of fun and somethings had to be put on the back burner for a while, and sadly blogging was one of those things. I kept trying to come back, and something always cropped up and back it went onto the back burner until ‘next time’.

      I missed everyone so much, and will be making the rounds of your blog within the next few days, to try and catch up with a few of your posts.
      In the meantime …. I’m sending you heaps of love and hugs, and wishing you a magical rest of your day. ~ Cobs. xxx

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        I do know what you mean re: blogging etc but I am extremely glad to hear you’re back. Just take it easy and I look forward to reading your wonderful posts.

        Love and soggy hugs from our part of the Midlands 💚🐱💚🐱💚🐱💚🐱

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    1. Hello Tom.
      Apologies for being MIA for such a long time. Life and a bit of poor health all got in the way of fun and some things had to go on the back burner. But I’m back in the Land of Blog and hoping to stay around for a long time.

      So lovely to see you. I’ll be over to your blog soon to try and catch up with some of your posts.
      In the meantime – sending much love and heaps of hugs. ~ Cobs. xxx

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      1. Lovely to hear from you again, Cobs! I’m currently on a sort of mini blogging break right now, just posting a few old posts, but had to reply to you as soon as I saw your reply! You have been missed! I hope things are now a little (or a lot) easier for you.
        May I say… welcome back!
        I look forward to seeing more from you soon… but in your own time, of course! 🙂

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