Tag Archives: simple

Long time, no see

15 Jun

20120615-144749.jpg

Seven strand of vintage bone beads, clasped with a brass hook. They probably came from a garage sale.

‘Only $1? These are decent, I can cut them up and make something.’

But somehow I never did.

Advertisements

Wednesday, February 22nd

22 Feb

20120229-221855.jpg

Find project instructions here.

Wednesday, August 10th

10 Aug

20110810-101755.jpg

Knotted on red leather, these old African amber beads host a cast brass Frozen Charlotte and a single undyed Kukui nut.

Off-center, just the way I like it.

Tuesday, August 2nd

2 Aug

20110802-104548.jpg

This vintage glass bead necklace is made of turquoise-colored beads and a pendant in the same glass. I love that simplicity.

I wore this today layered with a necklace from April.

I like simplicity, but layered.

Thursday, July 28th

28 Jul

20110728-103815.jpg

20110728-103845.jpg

Sometimes when you have something really great you don’t need to do much with it.  That face pendant is in a much-loved deep jade green color. I just looked at it for a long time and put it with many other items but never committed it to a necklace. Finally, I decided I needed to wear it anyway. Simple brass chain comes to the rescue. I can’t say this is a forever design-I may put this pendant somewhere else some day.

The ceramic face pendant is by Gaia Beads.

The amazing enameled ring is by Ndidi Kowalczyk of Hothouse Posey.

Thursday, July 20th

21 Jul

20110721-092652.jpg

It is hot here this week and I feel like I can barely be bothered to dress at all. I want to wear a single layer of linen from head-to-toe and haunt shady places all day.

Duty calls, though. There are meetings, library books to return, that darn google+ to figure out. I had to dress.

This necklace used to have a too-large, too-busy pendant that I cut up years ago. It does feature some Japanese wound-glass beads in red and white, plus vintage coral and crystals. The strand itself isn’t busy-just cheery.

Perfect for a day like today.

Monday, July 11th

11 Jul

20110721-090438.jpg

20110721-090509.jpg
This necklace consists of 18″ of .5 mm leather finished with crimp-on leather ends and a clasp. The leather is just looped through the ceramic charm and I can change the charm out.

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.