Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Picking up the Pieces

The world is full of lot of gorgeous and delicate things I'd love to have, but alas, I know it's not meant to be. I tend destroy my possessions much quicker than most people. It's something that I have to keep in mind when buying things. The one cool thing that comes from all the destruction is that the leftover pieces often give me a lot of new supplies to work with. This necklace was made from exactly that type of carnage.

The materials were pretty few and easy to come by:
*Translucent plastic beads were from a cheap but pretty necklace
*Amazing woden beads were from a vintage bangle
*Some leftover handbag chain
* "Pearls" (generously donated/stolen from my daughter's bead box)

Lastly, I strung the beads together with wire in hopes of lengthening my and this necklace's time together.

Super satisfying (and durable!) results for a piece that took very little time to make.

*needle nose pliers
*wire snippers


  1. hey, this is a really nice necklace! thanks for sharing your new blog...i'll add to my list of daily "distractions"/inspirations ;)
    Gina (currently in New Mexico)

  2. Thanks, Gina! I know sweet Sylvie is keeping you guys busy, but if you want to do a guest post sometime I'd love it!! I know you'd come up with something great. Message me if you're ever interested. Hope New Mexico is treating you well:)