It’s always fun rummaging through my jewelry supplies, finding hidden treasures and creating something new. Right now I am inspired by the boho look. I’m loving the look of leather and pyrite together.
Usually when I make a piece of jewelry, I start with an idea of what I want and let it playout during the “creation process”. I tweak the piece of jewelry as I make it and continue to tweak it until I like it. This usually includes stringing beads together, taking beads on and off, putting it on and looking in the mirror numerous times.
When I began making the “Charming” necklace I originally thought I wanted to make a beaded lariat necklace with pyrite gemstones, metallic titanium quartz crystals, a purple turquoise nugget and a bone horn pendant. After I put the purple turquoise nugget on the necklace I didn’t like it. So I took it apart and grabbed the white howlite turquoise nugget instead. That I liked!
I strung half of the necklace and debated whether or not to add leather. I went back and forth on this idea for a few minutes. Luckily, I had a piece of braided leather laying on my worktable from the previous day to experiment with. I ran to the mirror and put the braid next to the half strung necklace to see if I liked the combo. I liked it but thought it needed a little something extra, that’s when I decided to add the antique chain. And there you have it! The “Charming” necklace!