Monday, November 21, 2011

A Necklace For Lori

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I was so excited the other day! ( I feel like I am always excited... ) I was able to re-up on some jewelry making supplies. I have just really begun making jewelry and I find I really enjoy it. I do not claim to be amazing, and I will tell you the only reason I have an Etsy Shop is because I thought people were going to accost me until I die if I didn't! Apparently, just because you make something means you should sell it. I happen to disagree. But what I do agree with is sharing with friends! 
My dearest friend Dianne is a fan of the trinkets I create, so she asked if I might be able to whip something up for her daughter, Lori, for Christmas. I was happy to oblige!
I found this beautiful pendant at the local Hobby Lobby. I had to have it! I just knew it would be perfect! I used 18g Parawire Vintaj to make the chain and findings. I also found the beads on clearance at Hobby Lobby, but not the pearls. The pearls are just plastic, I got those from Dianne's personal craft stash! I benefit from crafty friends with too much excess!! I used bail pliers to form the chain. I like using the pliers more than a mandrel. Although, I don't even own a jump ring mandrel. I wonder if using one would make the process of making the jump rings go faster? Any suggestions from fellow jewelry makers, please comment below! 
Hope you enjoy the photos, and feel a little inspired to create!