Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Bead Hoarder: 2 Necklaces

The other night my sister-in-law came over for a spontaneous jewelery making night! I need to do this more often, as I have hoarded so many beads, charms and pendants that are just begging to get made into pretties. I made two necklaces this time. The first is a beaded choker with a super-pretty flower pendant that I got from a craft store jewelry section. It's pretty straight-forward. The beads on this one are mostly reclaimed from old necklaces I've thrifted or been given. I wanted it to have a vintage feel, and I think the beads I chose pull that off.

The other necklace I made is a simple chain lariat. I have found my new favorite thing to make. So easy and so charming (pun intended). Simply find or make 2 pendants or charms, attach one to one end of your desired length of chain with a little ring, feed the other end of the chain through that ring and attach your other charm to the other end of the chain. If you made the length long enough to fit over your head, you're done. I wanted more of a choker-length, so I cut the chain in half and attached a clasp. I just love my little pirate skull charm and vintage-looking skull bead! Bad-ass AND cute, don't you think?

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I have so many beads collecting dust. I should make something!