* collage necklace

Posted on May 23rd, 2006 by maitreya. Filed under Jewelry.

Wow, 3 weeks without a post. That must be a craftlog record. I’ve mainly been un-crafting, that is, ripping out all the horrible horrible machine quilting on the baby quilt. I’ve also been doing lots of craft-free traveling. I did get a chance to do some craft shopping in New York, though, Disdressed’s New York crafting guide in hand. Got a bunch of ribbon at M&J Trimming, which totally lives up to the high expectations I had for it. Hopefully I’ll be able to bring myself to part with some of it for the trimswap Bara is running. I was too overwhelmed both by the selection and by the price of the fabric stores to actually get anything. The main place I missed that I want to hit on my next trip is purl patchwork. I consoled myself with a few Japanese craft books, though. I’m sure the new books and the new trim will show up here sooner or later.

To get back into the swing of things, I finally made a necklace with the plastic flowers I bought from Snapcrafty a while back, old buttons, and Murano glass beads I got in Italy last summer. I’ve gushed before about Snapcrafty’s jewelry, and this is definitely very inspired by her designs. (Looks like I’m not her only fan; she’s a Fred Flare Next Big Thing.) It was fun to rummage around for bits to include. I like it OK, although it’s kind of a big mess. It actually works as a bracelet almost better than as a necklace.


11 Responses to “collage necklace”

  1. lisa Says:

    hey there! glad you are back!

    great necklace!!!

  2. Isabel Galanaki Says:

    We miss you!!! :)

  3. Maxine Says:

    I think this is just great, I would love to wear it! I am so into these colours right now too, so fresh and just happy :) I know this is probably a one off but if you ever fancy making something like this for a swap let me know :)

  4. kirsty Says:

    Very cool necklace!

  5. Emma Says:

    That’s gorgeous!

  6. Heather Says:

    This would be great as a bracelet but I really like it as a necklace. I like all the Spring colours!

  7. Robin Says:

    Your necklace/bracelet is so sweet and perfect for spring/summer! I could see it paired with a crisp cotton dress. Nice to see you back!

  8. oscarcat Says:

    i think it’s great! You should definately wear it. :)

    I made one based on her designs earlier this year, and thought i probably need to cover up some scratchy edges on the back – it’s definately harder than it looks – it was great fun to make.

  9. Blair Says:

    Beautiful. I love those little bits, they look amazing together.

  10. hillary Says:

    pretty! I love it :)

  11. hannah Says:

    great to see you are back!! I love the necklace, I would definitely wear it (it matches the top I have on!!!), lovely.


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