Monday, 31 December 2012

owl necklace

After yesterday's "slightly" bizarre post, I bring you back down to reality and prove that I have not lost my mind, nor got excessively drunk on Bailey's coffee.  Though there's still time for that.



My brother and his family came up to see us on the 28th.  I'd bought most of their presents from their wishlists, but wanted something extra for Anna, his girlfriend.  She loves owls so I started looking at owl jewellery, but quickly decided to order some components and make my own.


The owl is ceramic, he came in a pack of 5 and I intended to make earrings.  I asked my brother if Anna wears earrings.  He didn't know.  I soon found out she doesn't, so the other 4 beads remain in my stash.  I loved this little leafy connector, but it only came in antique gold.  That meant I had to order a load of antique gold findings to go with it!

I added in the lucite flowers as I know she likes blue and they seemed to fit so well, especially with the little pearls.


I came unstuck when adding these beaded sections to the connectors - I hadn't ordered any antique gold wire and this was Christmas eve.  Silver it is.  It's not that noticable to be honest, it shows up more in the photo.


When making jewellery, it takes me ages and lots of wasted chain to get the right length.  This time I only had to cut it 3 times!  I used this funky double chain, added the heart clasp and a little lucite flower to finish.

I'd better design some more owl jewellery with the other 4 beads... oh, and some ceramic bunnies might have snuck into my order...


9 comments:

Kerryp77 said...

Love the necklace, I have the ceramic owls and bunnies, and I've not done a thing with them yet. Perhaps it's time to get them out of the stash! Very inspiring Wendy, and Happy New Year.

LittlemouseLilly said...

beautiful love the little owl (I always measure my chain before I cut it)

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Stitched Together said...

I love that owl. So cute, and the chain is really unusual.

Celtic Thistle said...

Saw those ceramic owls and bunnies in an advert. They look great in the necklace, might have to order some too :)

made by ChrissieD said...

Did she love it Wendy? I expect she did, it's gorgeous :)

Samantha said...

I love that he didn't know if she wore earrings! Men eh? :D

JoJo said...

Are you on Facebook? A friend of mine in Maine, Cindy Skidgel, has a page for her lampworked beads and other crafts and she makes the cutest owls! You should check them out if you can. The necklace you made is so cute too. I just found out my stepdaughter doesn't have pierced ears either!!!!

Melody said...

Gorgeous necklace. Wishing you a wonderful 2013

Alison said...

Gorgeousl, I love the little owl, so cute!

Happy New Year

Alison
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