Saturday, January 7, 2012

Step 1 - January - Snowflake

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

Sharing with Funky Junk Interiors: SNS, Not Just A Housewife: Show Me What Ya Got, It's Overflowing: Overflowing with Creativity, Lil Pink Pocket: Show & Share, Ginger Snap Crafts: Wow Me Wednesday, I Gotta Create: Kiss & Tell, Knick of Time: Knick of Time Tuesday


  1. Oh my gosh, Kathy!! That is a stunner!! I'm pinning it!! Bravo!

  2. The necklace looks great! I sorted through all of my jewelry last night and tried to organize it. Hopefully, I will be joining the 12-step program soon!

  3. I can already see that your 12 step program is going to be fun to watch. You're off to a great start with January! February is "my month" so I'm anxious to see what little beauty you create for it.

  4. I think you better keep it all as your work is wonderful. Maybe get some bends to store. I'm following you I'm going to the thrift I really like the shaker top necklace will be back come visit Laura

  5. That is so pretty, Kathy! Can't wait to see more creations from your goodies!

  6. Yay!!! Thanks so much for linking this beauty up to the Kiss & Tell party. I am in love with it!

  7. Love it!! Thanks for linking up! Have you entered my Stencil Giveaway?

    XO, Aimee

  8. Kathy, I just had to feature this beauty on my Facebook page today! Thanks for sharing it at Kiss & Tell :)

  9. This is really good, I love the necklace! I love your creative flow it looks fabulous! No doubt you could open a store on Etsy once you get several pieces made and sell them. A LOT of people love to buy and collect recycled costume jewelry. I love it! I hadda become a follower to see your future pieces! Hey check out my blog! I do blogs on a lot of handcrafted accessory stores, and each one gives prizes to the followers on my blog that comment on the blog! Hope to see ya around!


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