Tuesday, July 26, 2011

a colorful DIY project

I keep seeing photos of colorful jumbled layer necklaces in the fashion magazines.

As I gasped at the price of one of these in People Style Watch today, I thought, "I wonder if I could make something like that." Now, I'm not very crafty, but I went looking online. And I found this: DIY a Fenton necklace. Fenton is one of the jewelers who makes these in a price range far above mine.

Look back at the layers of different colors and textures in the photos. The possibilities for assembling your own are endless. This one at Etsy has some floral elements that could be brooches. Check your jewelry box for things you never wear; they might find a fresh life in a necklace.

I think it would be lots of fun to go to Michael's and Walmart and choose pieces to make one of these, but it would be even more fun to invite friends over and have a necklace-making party. If we all brought a little more than we needed, we could share a bit, and it would be fantastic to see everyone design something different.

Who wants to join me?

1 comment:

  1. I'm in. Good company, good tea, and jewlery, what more could you want. ;-)