This pretty little necklace is the result of a very fun craft night I got to attend this weekend. It matched today’s outfit very well, and yesterday’s outfit too actually. Whenever I make a new necklace that I like, I tend to choose outfits to let me wear it for days on end. Yesterday, I wore it with a lime green t-shirt and bright yellow shoes. Today was a little more matchy-matchy, with a teal belt and a black and white striped dress.
It’s funny that I’ve never been one to buy jewelry for myself. I wore the same pair of small silver hoop earrings throughout most of college. But now that jewelry making is a project – one that can seem inexpensive, though in total it can add up – I tend to wear a lot more variety. And, of course, my wrist is always sporting a new leather bracelet or cuff made by my sweet husband.
I found the beads for this necklace in an unlikely spot at Hobby Lobby, after searching the beading aisles for this particular shape of bead. They were hiding over with the giant kid-sized beads. And that meant that they were super cheap – $1.47 for 48 of them. I used nearly all 48 for this necklace, so pricier beads would have made this project a no-go. I also bought a bag of white ones, so I plan to make this design again. Next time I’ll use smaller jump rings, to minimize the twisting that happens at the joints.
It’s a simple design, but it did take a while. It’s a good project for a craft night when fun conversation takes your mind off the monotony of trimming several dozen wire stems.
Oh, and I’m very thankful that my site is back up, after it was taken down by the big hack of GoDaddy today. I was holding my breath there for a while that everything would be there when it came back online. Need to add “back up my blog” to my list of things to do.