Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin 1
Cherry Blossoms at Tidal Basin 2

Today is April Fool’s Day but today’s entry is no joke with a focus on two cherry blossom-themed jewelry. It’s a necklace. It’s a pin. It’s BOTH!!! The photos are based on the ones that I actually took myself using my digital camera. I edited each photo in Photoshop, printed it out on Shrinky Dinks that are especially made for ink jet printers, cutted out the image, punched a hole on top of the image, baked the item for 3 minutes (when it shrinked to 1/3 of its original size), sealed the printed item in an acrylic varnish, placed a necklace loop on top, then glued a pin backing on the back. Regardless of whether you decide to wear it as a necklace or as a pin, it’s the ultimate in wearable art!

These particular photos are of the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC (taken from different angles) when the cherry blossom trees are in full bloom.

Approximate size is about 2 inches x 2 inches (5 cm x 5 cm). Each piece has a necklace loop at the top so you can add your favorite chain and a pin backing in case you want to wear it as a brooch.