Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Making a necklace for myself

Europe. I shopped around for necklaces while I was visiting you, but I couldn't find anything I liked. Maybe I'm behind the times, but I'm not really interested in the big, chunky necklaces that all the European ladies are sporting. I'm still stuck on cute charms, you know? I decided to make something for myself when I got over the jet lag.

The best thing about making your own necklace is you can pick the length. I wanted something that hung a couple of inches below my collar bone (the most polite reference point I can think of), so that's what I made.

After I put a clasp on my chain, I added the owl charm and five jump rings with a purple bead on each one. I placed the jump rings on the left side of the necklace only, and they are about an inch apart. In addition to charms, I'm also a fan of asymmetry.

Oh, and Jen is pretty amazing too. Socks! I hear that she plans to continue writing about her creations every now and again. We're pretty good partners, but don't feel excluded. You can tell us about the things you're making too. Just say the word.


zoe said...

Go into business please. I'd like to buy a necklace.

Erin said...

I always think about selling things when I make them, but I'm not sure why. Maybe I will set up an Etsy shop one day, as an experiment. I think I would have trouble pricing things though.

robyn. said...

are you talking about the garish, chunky plastic necklaces that all the rage in england? i too am none for it.

on a slightly related note, every time i wear the lovely charm bracelet you made me i get many a compliment and inquiry as to where i got it. i like to gloat a little when i say 'it's one of a kind'.