Me, Katie Hacker and the Cozy Colorwash Necklace on the set of Beads, Baubles & Jewels.
It’s not really a permanent design – although I rarely remove this charm I could. I wear necklaces like this mixed with others and usually I am planning on doing something else with the pendants or charms.
Today we were packing for a week-long trip to the mountains. My day was a whirl of decisions; take these sheets? how many towels? do we need all the hula-hoops? books? sweaters or sweatshirts?
Putting on a simple, single-charm necklace felt quite peaceful.
This necklace was published in Handcrafted Jewelry last year. It is made of Japanese rayon kimono cording, felt balls, glass beads and a bit of really strong string. I stitched it up in just a few minutes without any false starts or redos, which is rare for a complicated “I can see it in my head but why isn’t it working?” design like this. Oh, the brassy flower is made of two flattened and stacked bead caps. Pretty cool, eh?