Well, here we are, week two of my jewelry project a week. Is it cheating that I started this late last fall and then finished it the beginning of January? I hope not. I finished this leather and lace pendant experiment so I could take it to CHA and wear it but then I ended up not packing anything that really worked with it – and the crazy pants GIANT name tag would have covered it even if I had.
So here we are. And here are some of the details in case you want to try your hand at making one too.
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I cut the end off of one of my husbands old leather belts and then evenly measured where my holes were to go. I used the bench top drill press that I picked up at Bead Fest last summer. The drill punched holes in that old leather like nobody’s business!
Then I stitched down the lace from Simplicity that I picked out at CHA last winter with a fine gauge copper wire threaded with pretty turquoise beads.
I made two more holes in the leather and stitched down the big ceramic goddess bead with the same copper wire.
The last thing I did was to glue beading foundation felt to the back to make it more comfortable to wear.
A friend gave me the recycled sterling silver earrings that she made for my birthday a few weeks ago. They go great with this necklace because I don’t mind that I have a mix of copper and silver. I don’t mind either that that exact pattern isn’t in the bead.
[bctt tweet=”I’ve always heart that earrings and necklaces should be cousins and not sisters.”]
That is, they shouldn’t look EXACTLY alike but alike enough to look like they belong to the same family.
Personally, I believe in wearing whatever makes you happy.