CLEAR ROCK CRYSTAL & GOLD CHAIN NECKLACE
The first of the lot was inspired by a necklace I had seen on Gossip Girl a while back, by Stephen Dweck (see it here). Forget Serena or Blair's style - my favourite person to get jewellery inspiration from on the show is Lily. I sometimes re-watch episodes purely to get some necklace inspiration.
Obviously I didn't buy enough clear rock crystals (my maths failed me somewhere in the conversion from mm to inches), so I improvised with some gold jump-rings to make the strand a little nicer.
A bit fiddly to put together - the crystal beads are heavy so the nylon kept slipping out of my hands! I resorted to using some artery forceps to keep them at bay (and to also practise my surgeon knotting skills haha).
How do you like it? I reckon it looks pretty cool when the light catches the clear beads and they glow. (Just like this)
FROSTED GREEN AGATE STRAND NECKLACE
The second necklace is made out of a strand of frosted green agate beads, which I just re-strung and attached a clasp to. Continue scrolling down for some blatant cam-whoring.
(we don't take ourselves too seriously on this blog...)
GOLD & GREEN AVENTURINE GRADUATED BEAD NECKLACE
The third one I made out of aventurine beads and gold jump-rings as spacers. It took me longer to sort the beads into size than to string up the lot!
Unfortunately the beads don't sit as nicely as they do in the photos - I'll probably have to take them off and re-string them again once I work out how to keep them from sticking up haphazardly.
Then I had time so I made this too.
(Just kidding, I bought it at the Sass & Bide sale I was slaving away at last week. Who knew that hanging up clothes for 11 hours was so tiring.)
$220 down to $30? Don't mind if I do.
See the top two styled in action here
P.S. Just out of interest, would anyone consider every buying my necklaces?