Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Double Strand Locket Necklace

I was cleaning our closets about a month ago and look what I found:
It's another old necklace I made years ago, used once, kept in the closet, and forgotten. This was the time I was experimenting with wire so I decided to make my life a little bit harder by using wire wrapping on each of the pearl beads, instead of the usual eye pin. Here's a closer look:

Hmmm... so you can't see the wire wrapping in this photo either...
The shorter chain is around 18 inches and it's attached to the longer chain (20 inches). So this is just one necklace. And then I added 2 lockets. I love lockets! I have several locket pieces myself and I have 5 packs of different types of unused lockets in my stash (what to do with those... hmmm?) I don't really know what you can put in them since the space inside is very small. 

The black bust was something I also found while cleaning the closet we use as storage. It was from when I had my jewelry business before. I used it to take pictures of the necklaces I made. That way, I don't have to pose in front of the mirror all the time. You will be seeing this black bust a lot in the future when I post my necklace projects.

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9 comments:

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

wire wrapping does take so much more time...booo...but at least it's sturdier! looks very pretty :)

Amy said...

Pretty! I just tried wire wrapping for the first time yesterday and yowsers, that's hard!

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

that's so pretty! thanks for linking this up to our wicked awesome wed blog party.

j.k.lanier said...

Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday! I am so excited to meet you. I have just started bead stringing and can't wait to look around your site. Make sure you check back next week to see if you are featured! Blessings...

Johnnie
Saved By Love Creations

shopannies said...

love it my dad would buy me lockets every special occasion I have so many that I don't wear just cherish thanks for sharing how to make it great come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Betsy said...

I'm glad to see you got this beauty out of the closet. Very pretty!

Sachiko said...

Your necklace is so pretty!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma said...

I want to be there when you clean out your closet! Love how romantic that necklace is!

Thanks for linking to Creative Juice. Hope to see you back again this week...

Janelle said...

Thank you! One of these days, I will muster up enough patience to try wire wrapping again ;)