I had so much fun making the bracelet, I decided to make a necklace! I make lots of necklaces with old jewelry, and I like to mix and match different chains. When I’m out “junking” I like to buy necklaces with fun chains (I may hate what’s on it, but if the chain is cool, it gets to come home with me). I’m always on the look-out wherever I go for fun jewelry parts!
Here’s some pictures of the chains I mixed and matched.
Excuse the undressed top and messy room! I did put one of my black fleece jackets on it so you could see the chain better (but you can also see the lint on it).
I have a hard time photo documenting what I do – I was really good at the first to take pictures as I went along, BUT…I change my mind so many times, and I forget to take photos cause I’m so busy trying to figure out what looks good, so I’m sorry! One of these times I swear I’ll take a pic of all the different combinations and it will be a LONG tutorial, so you can thank me now for forgetting.
Here are some close-ups of what I finally ended up with.
I used the buttons the same way I did on the bracelet, but separated them so I could use two on one side and three on the other side. The cute buttons I used would have made another darling bracelet, but they also look great for my necklace!
The center part of the necklace was made by using Tim’s Facets, Lot and Found paper inked with Frayed Burlap and glued on with Ranger’s Glossy Accent. I then added one of Tim’s swivel clasps and attached a Muse Token and a Pearl Bauble. To the left of it I attached a Charm from Tim’s Adornment collection with one of his Mini Pins. Loved how easy the pin made attaching the charm!
The bottom part of the necklace I used another Muse Token and Mini Pin, two different Baubles and one of my antique pins.
I took pictures of the whole necklace on my jewelry mannequin and on my antique mannequin. Both made it look at bit different so I included both for you to see.
Drum roll please - the final and full view of the necklace…
I personally think the old mannequin looks better, but the necklace looked a little different depending on what it was on. I had a hard time taking the pictures – need to work on my still life photography. I’m great at action shots of water sports because I get a lot of practice doing it on vacations, but this other is obviously something I need to work on!
Taking off for the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas. We have a booth and this will be our second time there. We’re excited to go and see all the beautiful quilts, fabric and fun “must haves” that are new in the quilt world. The people are so nice, friendly and we love going!
Since Halloween is on Sunday while we’re at the show, we decided (Carolyn’s idea) to dress up. We’ve been working on our costumes, so we’ll post some previews of what we’ve been working on, and then we’ll take pictures at the show!
Thanks again for visiting the blog. We love this time of year and I’m in the giving mood. So leave comments because we’re having surprise drawings, announced drawings and our BIG Floor Model give-away for Christmas.
See you after the show!
Tim Holtz’s: Lost and Found Paper, Idea-ology Baubles,Word Keys, Adornment Charms, Mini Pins, Muse Tokens, Accoutrement Buttons, Fanciful Buttons, Swivel Clips, Facets and Jump Rings, Craft knife, Craft Sheet, Rangers Frayed Burlap Distress Ink and Glossy Accents.
My personal stash of chains and my antique pin.