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Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Spot of colour

It's the time of year when I start craving a bit of colour in my life. Out come the colourful vests and day-glo nail polish - at least for as long as I can be bothered. Colour makes me happy though, and that's a fact. What I really wanted was a colourful necklace, but was somewhat put off by the neon pink skulls that seemed to be on pretty much all colourful jewellery in the shops. Maybe I'm just getting old.

Anyway, it's also a fact that I had completely forgotten about that 'must make' necklace i saw last year on Cut Out and Keep.. It was time to get cracking, especially as I've not done any jewellery making for simply ages.

After a quick trip to the lovely Beadworks in Covent Garden, I got stringing:

Actually the hardest part was getting a hole in the other end of the piece of metal I was attaching the glass beads to. Thankfully M came to the rescue with steady hands and a slightly-too-big-but-we'll-make-it-work drill.

Ta dah!

And while I was on a roll, why not continue?

All prepped:

Finished result:

Oh, and both came in at under what one of those hideous pink neon skull and spike necklaces would cost. I'll be wearing these with smugness.