This little necklace is for a friend of a friend.
I don't know her style at all, so I wanted to make something pretty and simple. And if I could manage it, something with universal appeal.
I'm not sure if I hit my target, but I like it.
I've seen necklaces like this all over the place, so even if it is a little overly sweet and sentimental, at least it's trendy.
I earned major stash reduction points because the teardrop used to be an earring. It's been in my broken jewelry bin for over a decade, so I was glad to finally put it to good use.
I wrapped it up in a little box that used to hold hotel soap. It too has been in my stash for many years.
Isn't it cute?
And that's why I have a stash that could rival the Hobby Lobby stock room.
The lovely model was stiched and painted by my Aunt Betty. It's one of a set of 10 or 12 quilt blocks, with each belle wearing a differnt vintage floral-print gown.
When Aunt Betty passed away a few years ago, her extensive stash was divided up among interested relatives. I didn't have first pick or anything, but I love these little ladies so much I feel kinda bad for everyone else for not having them.
Maybe someday I will get brave enough to make them into a quilt. But until then, I like them framed on my buffet, as a backdrop to photoshoots. And life.
If I were selecting materials from the store, I'd have chosen a more delicate chain. The rolo links are a little heavy in comparison to the rest of necklace. But I shopped my only stash, and somehow I feel like that balances everything out.