i have no clue how this necklace took me so long to finish. it was just so busy around here last week, and it all just sat out on the island the entire week. untouched and unmoved. thursday night, i finally grabbed my vintage groove jewelry collection and my tools, and took them with me to soccer practice. sarah made sure i wasn't going to come out on the field or do it where people could see me. lol! she didn't have to worry, since it was so cold and windy that night. i sat in the van, and made this.
i think this is my favorite of the ones i've made. i had another favorite. but this one has taken over. i've been wearing it, and just love how it looks. i tried to get a picture of it on myself, but didn't have much luck. i'm not always so good with the self portraits. it's a big longer of a necklace, falling right below a V-neck shirt. i even put it on today, when i finally got the baby to nap. it might have only been on for a little bit. but it made me feel pretty for a while. then he woke up, and i took it off. jewelry like this doesn't mix with a 4 month old. lol!
i started with an aqua stone bead strand, and a striped antique silver chain. i took apart the silver chain in the middle, so that i could add the pieces to either end, and then connect them into one long piece. then i attatched the aqua stone bead strand about 3 inches down from either side of the silver chain. so the silver one is what i hook around my neck, and the aqua strand hangs from that. then i just picked out pieces that i liked together. i'm loving yellow lately, especially with aqua. the brown seemed natural with those colors. i was desperate to use that pretty rhinestone piece. and the clear pieces called out to me. i added the silver key higher up on one side of the necklace. thought it balanced out the rhinestone piece. and of course, my signature "L" to finish it off.
MM vintage groove, simple strands - aqua stone bead
MM vintage groove, simple strands - striped antique silver
MM vintage groove, designer combinations - shell & silver
MM vintage groove, designer combinations - joy
MM vintage groove, designer combinations - wood hoop
MM vintage groove, alphabet charms - L
MM vintage groove, jewelry pendant - carved wood flower
MM vintage groove, jewelry hardware - silver jump rings