Thursday, June 9, 2011
What's in My Jewelry Box
Anyway, so this is what I have, necklace-wise. They're pretty minimalist, for the most part. For the bone/horn necklace (H&M), I just added on an extra tassel I had lying around for some extra pizzazz, and the crystal necklace lying to the right of it is DIY (I am so proud of that thing, it's crazy), made from a gnarly little rock I found in a little beachfront boutique in Maine and some copper wire.
I am really keen on the idea of having a few go-to necklace chains and then having a bunch of pendants you can switch out whenever you feel like it. Thus, the extra pendants I have lying around. Some are made -- like the blue button + feather pendant, which I made from -- you guessed it -- a button and a feather, just bound together with some hot glue and a wire, as well as the red fan, which is a bead I just twisted some wire into. The scissor pendant is a button from the local fabric store, and the dream catcher is from an old key chain of my grandmother's.
Which brings me to my next point: pliers. Pliers! Such a great tool to have, seriously, to have in your personal DIY kit, along with a hot glue gun (and some bullets, of course), super glue, fabric glue, fabric chalk/pencils, and needle + thread. With those items you can never go wrong.