Monday, May 27, 2013

Statement Necklace

I bought some really beautiful beads from JoAnn a while ago and wasn't sure what I wanted to do with them.  I really liked the colors and the textures together.  Instead of making something myself, I actually handed them over to my 13-year-old daughter and asked if she would design a statement necklace with them.  I'm so happy with the result!


She used seven of the larger beads as focal points and put together an interesting combination of Indian silver spacer beads, Czech fire-polished beads, and metalized plastic.  Once she decided on the design, it was fairly easy to string the necklace onto Soft Flex and add a clasp. 

I really enjoy beading with kids--they have a freedom and creativity that I just don't have.  They are always willing to try out different ideas.  And now I have a new piece of jewelry to wear the next time I go out!
 

7 comments:

  1. This is beautiful. I love the large statement beads as the focal point.

    Handmade at Warratahstree

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    1. Thank you! The big beads are actually really sparkly in person. :)

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  2. I like the big beads on the end, it's pretty! Visiting/following today from Thursday's Favorite Things.

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    1. Thank you and thanks so much for stopping by! I visited your blog as well and enjoyed reading it--I'm your newest follower!

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  3. Your daughter made a beautiful necklace.

    Stopping by from Party in Polka Dots. I look forward to reading more posts and watching your really young blog grow.

    http://darlenebnemeth.blogspot.ca
    http://mylittleshopoftreasures.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thank you so much and thank you for taking time to leave some feedback! I stopped by your blog--yes, I can relate to what you've written.

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  4. Beautiful! Thank you for sharing at Party In Polka Dots! Can't wait to see what you link up next!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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