I've successfully made it through step 1 - January's project - of my JA (Jewel-aholics Anonymous) 12-step program from my earlier post "My Addiction".
I chose a snowflake for two reasons: First - I thought an icy wintery themed necklace would be appropriate for January. Second - Since every snowflake is a one-of-a-kind creation it reminds me to create with my own unique and individual style.
I sorted through my stash and pulled out several silvery objects; some with rhinestones and some without. I then added some snowy white pearls to complete the wintery look. I knew I wouldn't be using all these things but it gave me a starting point.
After playing for a minute or two, I realized that I could sandwich a couple of pieces (a brooch and an earring) together to form a dimensional snowflake. I accomplished this with glue and wire. I added a dangle and a bail (both were earrings).
I fashioned a super easy chain by attaching a handcrafted hook clasp
to the end of a faux pearl bead strand.
All that was left to do was to thread the beaded chain
through the bail to complete the piece.
It feels good to have completed the first step of my 12-step program. I have come across one set back, however. I realized that I don't have much to work with in the way of chain...I may have to make another visit to my "dealer" to pick some up so I can complete step 2! One step forward and two steps back!!
Below is where you can check out my other
JA (Jewel-aholics Anonymous) projects.
February - "Tin Heart"
March - "Good Luck Wishes"
June - "It's Heating Up!
July - "Golden Dreams"Bonus Project - "Masquerade Mask"
This necklace was featured at: I Gotta Create!: Kiss & Tell