Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Creative CRAZY

I've been so busy "doing LIFE" lately
that I haven't had much time to "make" anything.
All I can say is ... I was having major anxiety.
MY brain is creating all the time, or at the very least
thinking of something to create and it needed OUT !!

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So.. today I made a necklace..
I can hardly wait until tomorrow to wear it.
If it had a name it would be STACI. haha

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I'd seen one while I was BLOg hopping one day,
and have kept the idea stored in the back of my head.
Her version was so darling I wanted to
reach right through this screen and grab it.
You can visit her necklace at http://joyshope.com/

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I started off with no real idea what it was going to look like.
I just started making flowers and let the rest fall into place.

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Then I remembered a whole jar full of broken jewelry
I bought at various garage sales and thought I might
use a piece or two of it in the mix.

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I can explain how to make all the different types of flowers
if anyone is interested just drop me a note and I will
be happy to explain.

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They are all SUPER simple to make.
I used about 4 or 5 different types.ce

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She attached hers to felt, and if I would have had some
I can tell you it would have been much easier.
Anyway.. after 3 burns to my poor fingers
from that darn glue gun...
I got the flowers attached,
and was ready to sew it onto the chain.

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That too would have been much easier with FELT,
but I wanted it NOW... so I just used what I had.
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ITThis necklace is not for everyone... I know,
BUT man it is for me...
It's the funnest thing I've seen in a while.
Thank you Joy's Hope for the fabulous inspiration !

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That's the best part about BLOg hopping...
You never run out of places full of GREAT inspiration.
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May we be constantly on the look out
for the little things that make us SMILE..

10 comments:

Darla said...

that is too cute... and so YOU! i feel the same way, i am always inspired by bloghopping...so much wonderful stuff out there. i love it! and it's way cheaper than therapy.

Anonymous said...

So cute!! Can't wait to see you wear it.
Love you,
Mom

Michelle said...

That is so seriously cute. I love the color combination you chose.

I would love to know how you made the flowers!!

Laura said...

I had such fun visiting your blog this afternoon.

That necklace is amazing!

I will be back-

I also loved what you said in your profile about loving your life.

Awesome-

Laura

Julie @ Joy's Hope said...

lovey love love it.
brilliant and beautiful.
so wish I had a jar of broken jewelry!

lori vliegen said...

your new necklace is fabulous.....it's SO you....cheery, colorful, creative, happy....!!! have fun wearing it tomorrow and receiving all of those compliments! and i hope not too many people ask you to explain all of the band-aids on your fingers because of the glue gun burns...! :)))

Becky said...

This is the coolest thing I've seen! It is so you! I can't wait to hear your compliments that you get from it! How do you find time to create and actually go through with making a product with your little guy! Glue gun, ouch!

Veronica said...

Ive seen cute headbands using a similar idea. Fabulous, darling!

Heather at All A Flutter said...

so fun! I loved Julies when I saw it and now I love your, too. Very inspiring...I want to make one that suits me. Oh, and I love that you incorporated some old jewelry bits!! Fun, fun, fun.

sara's art house said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the necklace! I need to do a feature of you on my blog- Love your style so much! Yes, and please do some tutorials on those gorgeous flowers.