Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Necklace Love

As I prepared for an appointment yesterday, I also did my healthy share of procrastinating. A girl has to think about what to wear, right?

Ever since I saw Love Maegan's post about the DIY chain and tassel necklace, I'd been dying to make one of my own. So I took my eager little tail over to Hancock Fabrics to pick up some inexpensive chain and some upholstery tassels. The trip was half success and half bust. I bought two little black tassels — and asked an employee where I might be able to find some chain. I called Hobby Lobby. Still no luck. Then the sales lady recommended me to a place I hadn't heard of before — and I place that was mere stone's throw from my neighborhood Hancock's. 

It took me a few minutes to spot The Bead Shoppe (next to Salvation Army in Avondale Estates). What a cool place!

Not only did I find the same kind of silver-plated chain Maegan talked about in her blog (and about 20 varieties of it!), I found some interesting brass chain made up of various-sized shapes. I knew it would be perfect for a necklace I could wear long (two layers) or shorter (three layers). 

Two finished necklaces (I used 4.5 feet for the one on the left and 4 feet for the right — 
though I wish my tassel necklace were longer so I could wrap it twice)

Love Maegan's DIY necklace (would look much better with a more 
evening top or dress, maybe a satiny top?)

Brass chain necklace, layered three times

A little closer shot...

Materials for chain and tassel necklace: $9
Materials for the shapes chain necklace: $14

More on The Bead Shoppe later...

8 comments:

annabeck said...

love Love LOVE the shapes necklace!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Maybe you can borrie it... (there are three nights in the next two weeks with borrowing potential...)

AsianCajuns said...

These are gorgeous! Cath and I live about a 5 minutes walk to the Bead Shop - that's where I went to get chains a few years ago when everyone was DIY-ing body chains. Next up, garter chains!

Love your necklaces! Can't wait to read more about the Bead shop!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

DIY body chain? That's begging for a photo illustration!

Living that close to the Bead Shoppe would be trouble! How do you handle the urge to shop?

Garter chains? Oooh fun!

Fashionista said...

ooh, love those necklaces...

...love Maegan said...

fantastic!!! I love my tassel necklaces! {they're so easy,right :)} The shapes necklace is fabulous!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Thanks, Maegan! That means a lot coming from the queen of DIY!

K_Streams_Her_C said...

Fashionista. Thanks much! Do you live in the Atlanta area? If so, you must check out The Bead Shoppe!