So the Saturday before last, I decided it was time to make some jewelry. I hadn't done that for awhile, and so I had to dig out all my beading stuff from the dark recesses of the living room bookshelf wherein it resided.
I was inspired by the pendant in this picture, which I'd recently found at Michaels (I'm a sucker for botanical imagery):
And even though I ended up ditching the twine for some plastic beading wire, I did end up with a successful necklace:
Though I think I might go back and redo it. Not sure I like the plastic wire, even though I worked it along with some gold quilting thread. I might just use some cotton laceweight yarn instead.
But then, I went on to make this:
and I love it so much! This was made with semi-precious stone chips (pretty affordable, actually, at your local craft store) and three strands of some DMC gold embroidery floss. I basically crocheted a tube shape for the middle stone section, and winged the two beaded sections on the end (sort of chain stitch, but with a bit of extra fiddling around to make it as thick as I wanted). I had the closure in my stash, and now I think I need to get a few more like it, because it worked so well.
I think there's more jewelry-making on the horizon for me. It's just so much fun!
Peace of Christ to you,