Not yet in the mood for spring-cleaning my apartment, I thought I'd rather try to get rid of some of my rafting projects that wait way too long to be published :)
A while ago, I tried to use up a couple of things that were piling up in my stash, and as there were lots of pearls among all the other stuff, I got back to jewelry making. Nothing major, neither especially "extra" nor really time consuming - just for the sake of making a coupe of leftovers wearable.
A necklace of leftover beads that came with a beading mix. As it is with every mix, some parts get used up quickly while others just keep taking up space and collecing dust. These purple things of various shades and sizes were quite un-useful to me, but I finally decided to add some small leftover-beads from other projects and just thread them on a string. And I actually do like the result!
Turns out in the end I had leftovers from the leftovers that were just enough to make a matching bracelet, too.
Another necklace in rainbow-amethyst, a colour that doesn't seem to pop out well in the photos, but honestly doesn't look any better in real life. I'm not sure whether I'll keep that one in my collection just the way it is, or maybe try to use the beads in another way, or just gie it away and stop bothering.
A real amethyst necklace for which I just used a new thread and clasp as there's no idea that comes to mind for using these semiprecious stones (and I have a couple more of them!). Nevertheless, I still like it better than necklace #2 but maybe not enough to consider keeping it.
A bit more vivid and fun - threading up this purple mix actually gave a surprisingly nice effect on this necklace - especially due to the differently shaped beads. To make it a little more special, I used a special end cap, too. For the moment, definitely a keeper.
And as I still had lots of those beads left, I made another, shorter necklace, this time with a rather normal magnetic clasp.
A little contribution to the January collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
- 613 avenue create: ATG
- a bit more time to craft: ATG
- cardmania: monochrome
- crafting with an attitude: ATG
- crafty catz: ATG
- crafty gals corner: ATG
- creative moments: ATG
- fabnfunky: girly
- inspiration destination: ATG
- kreativtanten: ATG
- love to craft: ATG
- pennys papertake: ATG
- scrapping4fun: ATG
- through the craftroom door: ATG
- unicorn challengeblog: ATG
- use your stuff: monochromatic
- wortartwednesday: ATG
- worldwide open design team challenge: ATG