Have you ever started out on a project that became, um, a bit too ambitious? Well, this week, I did, when I started to make my first statement necklace. I really thought I was ready for the big time. After seeing lots and lots of designs, I was armed with a vision – big pearls, chains and small crystals, sort of a hopped-up Chanel-inspired piece.
Then I sat down with my beads and design board, and something was amiss. The pearls were too big. WAY too big. Then the flowers I was thinking about were a bit too Springy. I wound up with the piece to the left, but I am going to try a few more things with it, including some hand knotted silk (or silk-ish – to keep costs reasonable) thread. Little A really likes the pearls the way they are, so I may have to make a smaller version for her.