Monday 16 September 2013

666th post - Handmade Necklaces

Yes, it amuses me that according to Blogger, this is my 666th post! Who would have thought it? Anyway, inspired as ever by my continuing attempts at making jewellery, and the fabulous #craftblogclub group on Twitter, I got out my big box of bits and decided to make a couple of necklaces this afternoon. The first is for me, hence the shorter chain as I like pendants to be more like chokers.

It's comprised of a heart charm and an envelope charm, with the addition of a wing and a key charm on shorter lengths of chain. I've never really made 'dangle' pendants, or necklaces which involve more than one pendant, but I'm quite pleased with how this one turned out. I liked it so much that I decided to make another one with a twist.

This one features the same envelope charm, with the addition of the same key and wing charms, but I also added beads to the design, particularly two burgundy beads that are more of a deep purple, and a single pearl coloured bead to add some contrast. I picked these colours as the whole necklace has an antique bronze finish, and I thought the colour scheme worked well. The chain is slightly longer, at approximately 18", but the difference with this one is it's actually for sale. It's £8, plus postage to wherever you happen to be. Email me at icy (at) icysedgwick (dot) com if you're interested!

But now for the big question. Which do you prefer - silver or gold?


Larry Kollar said...

These are both cool, one's a little more understated. Me, I prefer silver, although it does require some maintenance for tarnish.

Icy Sedgwick said...

I normally prefer silver as well - I refuse to wear gold - but lately I've been coming to appreciate this antique bronze finish. It's warmer than silver but not as 'gaudy' as gold.

Climbing trees with Jesus said...

Love them :-) thx for sharing

Helen A. Howell said...

Very nice!

Helen A. Howell said...

Very nice!

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