I’m sure you have already noticed that I like to convert useless things into useful ones and I think twice before I decide to throw something away. I know, I know, I repeat myself, but recycling is always trendy. In the case of this necklace I would even dare to say that it is in fact upcycling. But let’s start from the begining.
Inspiration is a very important thing for every craftsman, because you can’t create without an idea. With the little experience I have I must say that it is hard to find some inspiration, but I’m sure about one thing, nature is full of inspirations, especially in spring when everything blossoms. So the inspiration for today’s necklace was nature itself, specifically speaking, one particular beautiful insect – dragonfly.
If somebody told me a few yeras ago that I made a necklace using tights I would laugh in his face, but today? Today, I made a necklace using tights, in other words a recycling in full swing 🙂
Everything started with turquoise cabochon. I have never embroidered with a peyote stitch and decided that bezeling the cabochon would be a perfect begining. A small cabochon pendant bezeled with beads – it was supposed to be a quick and easy project, it was supposed to be…but was it? Check that out 🙂
I’m the kind of person who thinks thoroughly about the things she throws away, because you never know how and when the things can become of any use to you. However don’t worry, my house has not yet turned into a rubbish dump and I’m not addicted to rubbish collecting, let’s say that for now I’m only an harmless domestic hamster;) It often happens that it’s a pity to get rid of some things just like that, you can always give them a second life, right?
I’m just thinking, spring is coming, so it is a high time to make something fresh and full of colours. I have even an idea!. What can be more associated with spring than flowers, so it is settled, flower pendant it is. It’ will be like a first snowdrop, a spark of hope for the better tomorrow – I know it sounds pompously, but go gentle on me, I’m trying to overcome winter lethargy and apathy 🙂
No, I don’t have Monday in mind, not even the day when you don’t want to do a thing, because the weather is terrible. I’m talking about a day when you have planned to do a new project, you are thinking about the colours, you are getting more and more excited and you can’t wait until you will find a moment to start creating.
When I look through the window and see the weather outside, there is no way somebody could force me to do anything. It is grey, dull and gloomily,on top of it all, it’s pouring. I would jump to bed, put a duvet over my head and ask somebody to wake me up in July – as in Monika’s Brodka song 🙂 ( a great piece of music, definitely worth recommending).
We like it when everything goes according to plan, don’t we? However, in reality, in most cases, we come across many obstacles, problems so the initial plan has to be changed or adjusted. And it’s all fine as long as we achieve, more or less, what we wanted, but … if we don’t, there is the anger, the frustration of wasting the precious time and making all of those efforts for nothing…(at least in my case, that’s the way it is). We always have those big plans, we imagine the results, but at the end of it all, the outcome is nothing what we had in mind…
Have you noticed that there is a lot of jewelry made in a form of owl? You can buy owl pendants, necklaces, rings, earings and many more. There are pillows, toys, bags, charms, t-shirts, blouses, wallpapers…almost like a trend in fashion.