Monday, September 6, 2010

A touch of bling

We had family staying on the weekend, as a nephew was celebrating his 21st birthday. I had a new top to wear and needed a necklace to wear with it.

I admire some of the beautiful jewellery I see on blogs, but as much as I would like to be a clever clogs and make my own, I never seem to have much luck. I think my fingers are much too big and clumsy and things don't sit right, or they break after 30 minutes of wearing! LOL

But then I spotted this bracelet (above) in a store and decided I would have a go at turning it into a necklace, my top had pinks and reds in it, it was perfect!

I used calico wrapped around wire,
And tied pieces of lace and silk ribbon to the calico.

Then I decided it needed a little something extra just to balance it out,
so I added small dangly beads.

It sat beautifully when it was on, and the red glass sparkled nicely when caught in the light.

I was very pleased with my new necklace, and love all the little ties.
Don't you think this style suits me?

And guess what? - Yep you guessed it, it didn't even break!

Carole :))


ShabbyChicShaz said...

So pretty Carole, love all the little ties, very shabby chic

By Hoki Quilts said...

Hells bells woman, your imagination never fails to amaze me. That is just gorgeous!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

WOW, a very 'out there' necklace Carole.
Romantic and beautiful and it goes nicely with what we can see of your top.
Did you get lots of lovely comments?

Janet Ghio said...

How pretty that is! Love it!

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Big clumsy fingers? You??? I think not!!!! Your necklace is absolutely and totally you. Really wish you had posted a picture of you wearing it and not the tiny little glimpse though.

Maggie R said...

Hi Carole,
Your creativity always astounds me... You did a fabulous job with the necklace. The little bows just added that special note...
Now.what next????

Dogwood said...

That is the most beautiful precious necklace. I absolutely love it. What a cleaver idea!!! You go girl. Keep creating.

Julie said...

It's a beautiful necklace Carole :)

Linda said...

Aren't you the creative one!!! The something clog??? ha! You rock, girlfriend.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

It's wonderful ... you ARE a clever clog (fun new expression for me) Ms Carole!

I bet you got lots of compliments on your one of kind original Carole creation ... any plans to go etsy with those :)

Nathalie Thompson said...

Fabric, cowel-y necklaces are all of the rage now. You are right in vogue! And what did your non-artsy relations think? heehee

Nancy said...

So pretty, you did a great arrangement of the gems and ribbons!

Margaret said...

Superb work DP, love it!

Joanie Hoffman said...

Thank you for the last picture! i was holding my breather while scrolling down hoping there would be a picture of this super lovely necklace being worn. And there it was! It is so beautiful.

Catharina Maria said...

What a lovely necklace , this is a nice idea !
Love from ♥RINI♥