5.24.2014

Waxed Linen Blog Hop






Welcome to Diana Ptaszynski's Waxed Linen Blog Hop!!! 

I've worked with waxed linen before, it's such a great medium to work with.  For this project, I wanted to tackle a rather ambitious necklace idea I have had in my head for a while.  I purchased an large amethyst druzy nugget when I made this bracelet on Loose Ends, the blog I write for Shipwreck Beads.  

I knew I wanted to make a funky, bohemian necklace in bright, bold summer colors.  It's unlike anything I have made before.  I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  It's so random and creating it was a lot of fun!  My general idea was that I wanted a long three strand necklace with a tassel hanging from the stone.  

I used vintage seed beads to give it a more organic tribal feel.  I paired the seed beads with bone and shell beads and a few gemstones spread throughout.  There are a few India glass beads, some coral and a few silver beads tossed in for good measure.  I finished it off by weaving my linen through some chain to make it long enough to fit over my head with out a clasp . 

This necklace ended up being a lesson in fixing your mistakes.  Whenever Goose is working on a project that doesn't go her way, I always explain to her that mistakes happen but that we can't get upset and sometimes we just have to roll with it.  So, when I was halfway though my strand of yellow beads, and I realized that I had knotted something wrong (strung two beads, with no knot it between) it was a great opportunity to teach her that sometimes I make mistakes too.  So while I really wanted to burst into tears and throw the necklace across the room, I took a few deep breaths and moved on. 

The area that was my mistake became the center of my necklace.  I knotted the druzy pendant between my un-knotted beads.  Unfortunately, this made the left side of the strand too short.  I connected it to a silver link to make it long enough to match the other side.  While the overall necklace is pretty random, I still like there to be a certain amount of symmetry and balance.  

The end result is exactly what  I wanted! A long tribal/bohemian/ necklace that I plan on wearing all summer long!  Now, hop along to the other talented artists in the links below to see the amazing jewelry they created! 


Kelsy Vincent - you are here! 

27 comments:

Ann Schroeder said...

I LOVE this colorful, funky necklace. It has all the great elements - lots of fun color, a boho look, a great focal, a tassel and waxed linen! Perfect.

Shaiha said...

What a fun necklace! Bright colors, a lot of movement and a wonderful length. Can't go wrong with all those elements coming together.

Kari Asbury said...

I love it! "mistakes" and all. All the elements came together for a really nice boho look!

kmorgan said...

Very very pretty! I really like the bohemian feel of it! :) Love the colors as well & that druzy is fabulous with the tassel!

Johana Nunez said...

What a beautiful necklace!!! I love it because it have a lot of color!! Great job :)

Linda Y said...

Love this colorful fun piece. The tribal feel is one of my favorites. Great job.

Diana P. said...

I...love....this. Seriously, this is something I would wear...a LOT! Thanks for participating!

lindalandig said...

I love your necklace Kelsy. It is so bright and happy! Perfect for summer days. The tassel is way cool, too.

Cory Tompkins said...

What a great summer necklace, so colorful and the tassel is awesome with that gorgeous druzy! I'm glad you didn't end up throwing the necklace and were able to work your boo boo to your advantage! it's so funny how those things will make us crazy but others would probably never even notice!

Kathy Lindemer said...

Congrats on making the necklace that you wanted for the summer. It is bright, cheery and perfect for the summer. Enjoy!

Peru-Medesigns said...

Your necklace is very pretty, nice colors for summer!. Good job...

Sarajo Wentling said...

Really nice combination of color and textures. What a great summer look!

KayzKreationz said...

I love it. So much fun and color. Love the tribal/bohemian feel to it. I love long necklaces, so this one really appeals to me. Very pretty.

Cheryl said...

Love those colors and the Druzy is to die for

beadrecipes said...

Love all the bright colours of this necklace! It's very summery!

Therese's Treasures said...

Hi Kelsy,
Your necklace is so bright and beautiful. It never would have been noticed, that you had made a mistake, but in the end it all worked out.
Therese

SueBeads said...

I really love your necklace, and like everyone else, would not have noticed the mistake at all! But what a great fix! You also taught innovativeness too! I'm so impressed with all the work you put into the necklace!

a2susan said...

Love love love your bright fabulous necklace! You turned a so-called mistake into a golden opportunity.

MoonRae said...

Very cool necklace!! thanks for sharing

Sharon

Erin Siegel said...

This is awesome, Kelsy! Like everything else you make. Love your style, girl. I didn't even know you had a personal blog since I follow you on your professional Loose ends blog for Shipwreak. I'm glad to add this one to my list!

Michelle Mach said...

What a fun necklace! It's great to look at a mistake as a "design opportunity." (I'm always telling myself the same thing!)

PyxeeStyx said...

What a fun necklace. Nice save. I often find that the mistakes make me grow as an artist. Causes me to think outside the box to find solutions.

Kashmira said...

That is super duper happy and fun and gorgeous! love love love it!

Lori Bowring Michaud said...

What a great, fun necklace Kelsy! You achieved exactly the look you were going for! What a lot of knots, I bow to you! I know how frustrating it is when a mistake is made and can't be fixed, but you created a great solution. I need to take some of the linen cord I "killed" in the making of my project and just keep practicing the knotting.

Toltec Jewels for Jewel School Friends said...

Wow! What a show-stopper! Your necklace is exquisite -- and I love the ethnic colorway, wonderful bright joy of it! I never would have noticed your knotting mistake... isn't that interesting how things can be so big to us & so not big to others? I wonder if my mistake wasn't as bad as I thought now... ;) Anyway, simply sensational! I love taking in your work, relishing the beauty. Happy Hopping! ♥ TJ

Sandi Volpe said...

Love the mix of such bright colors and the focal l with tassel is perfect.

Kristen said...

I love it!! I have wanted to make a longer necklace and you have inspired me!!!

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