I made... a necklace! So proud.
But, I'm very proud of myself for FINALLY finishing a jewelry project I've wanted to do for more than a year. The sad story is, I had this great J.Crew bracelet that I used to wear all the time, seriously loved it. Here I am wearing it on a birthday a few years ago. (I look so young!)
Point being, See the cool, sort of transparent beads and gold rhinestone-ey thing on my wrist??
One day, 'cuz I wore it alllll the time, while I was in a slanty parking lot, the elastic broke and all the beads scattered. I did my best to pick them up, but I lost quite a few! So, when I bought this necklace kit on Etsy sort of on a whim (I figured, it's a set, so you have all the pieces you need right there--how can you go wrong?), I decided to use the few beads I had left instead of the pearly ones.
So one day last week, while watching a HIMYM episode with the husband, I pulled out the pliers and whipped this baby out! Wanna see?
It worked out almost perfectly!
Aren't those beads awesome? And the little rhinestone-ey things.
I like the length a lot, too--not as long as I'm used to, but that's a good thing, I think.
I was able to do a pattern and everything. I was short about one bead, unfortunately, so there's one bare spot, but I'll call that the back.
The project was so fun and easy, it made me want to make jewelry more often. But I'm sure if I ordered all the supplies it would take me another year and a half to actually do the project. It's not part of my routine. But I do like it!
You readers are all so creative and talented, I'm sure some of you make jewelry in addition to your other crafty pursuits! What are some great projects for beginners to start with?