This Really is a Different style than I usually do. It was kind of an accident or maybe divine intervention in the form of a wee lad.
I have a box of chain. I don't use a lot of chain so I'll pick up a package for a specific project and the rest goes into the box. Occasionally I'll pick up a grab bag of assorted chain, if it's a good deal, most of which goes into the box.
Well the little guy dumped the box all over my kitchen table.
As I was putting it away I couldn't help but notice a couple really shiny pieces.
This part was deconstructed from another necklace that didn't quite work. (That's just part of the creative process) I had used part of it on my daughters Home Coming jewelry, last year.
This part was left over; the six charms on the hammered link
The wire wrapped bead chain was actually part of a grab bag. I loved it but didn't know what to do with it since it's only about 6 inches long.
The oval and circle links were part of a jewelry making kit I had bought my daughter a few years ago. I've come to the conclusion that she's never going to love making jewelry as much as I do.
(But she does love to wear it!)
I originally pulled it all together to form a bracelet. It was so cute on the table.
But when I put it on, the wrapped bead clusters hung too long, distorted the form and got in the way. So I added a longer chain and made it a necklace.
The toggle is on the side, just to be different. I think it kind of adds to the charm.
It was fun to make because it came together so magically but I'm not sure if it's something I'll do a lot of.