Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Toast of the Town-Michael's Blog Hop

I'm a little late, but here goes. Recently Erin Prais-Hintz worked together with Michael's, the hobby store to celebrate Jewelry month and created her Toast of the Town necklace. It was gorgeous. Talk about blingy and fun.  So she decided to have a little blog hop. 3 people won a set of beads from Erin and the rest of us were encouraged to play along.  While I wasn't one of the 3 that won beads, I loved one of the color palettes Erin had picked out for the beads for the winners.  So I decided to make my own Toast of the Town necklace with that red and black set.  However, my Michael's didn't have all the beads Erin had picked out, so I went out on my own to add more beads. At first I wasn't sure I liked the added beads I'd picked, but the more I looked at it, I really love it.  My next problem was, this blog hop came right on thee heels of my Kalmbach soup that had to be done by the same day and then I ended up having to go out of town, so I didn't get my Toast of the Town necklace post up by last Friday.  However, here it is.  I hope you like my palette and what I did with it.  I couldn't find a toggle clasp I really liked, so I found this great pendant that fit right in with my color palette/beads and made my own Toggle bar to go with it. And instead of cutting off the ring to attach it with, I made a dangle to hang from it. I may change it later, because I'm not sure it hangs like I'd like, but for now I really like it.  This necklace can be worn several different ways. You can keep it doubled like it is, you can twist those strands or you can separate it and wear it long with the toggle/pendant off to the side.  I'll probably wear it shorter, but you never know. I may be daring and wear it long once in a while, too.  Thanks for letting me play along, Erin. And be sure to check out her blog, Treasures Found to see the rest of the participants.  You'll have to scroll down to the post on the 2nd, but it's well worth it.
Be sure to check out my shop, KayzKreationz for more Wire-wrapped, beaded Jewelry, Stained Glass, Mosaics and Fused Glass Kreationz for your Home and Garden.

 
I used Natural Shell, Ruby Bamboo Coral spacer beads, Ruby Glass bicones, Jet Millefiori Lentil glass beads, and Hematite chips. 

7 comments:

The Crafty Mama said...

Nice work, this looks great! Thanks for playing along and I can't wait to see more!

rosebud101 said...

Oh, wow!!!! What a great necklace!!! I love your color palette! Great job!!!

TesoriTrovati said...

I love that pendant you turned into the clasp and the part that you made to connect it. That is exactly the point...that you can make it your own and you can use what you have or modify what you find! I will be adding this very cool variation to my Pinterest board. Thank you so much for playing along and sharing your enthusiasm and inspiration. Enjoy the day! Erin

kmorgan said...

Very nice! I like the colors. This could be worn with so many things. Very versatile! :0 I'mstilk working on mine. Didn't get the email. Guess I got forgotten. :( but I'm doing it anyway because I think its a cool neckace. Really love yours!

stregajewellry said...

I do like the use of that pendant. I'm going to change the toggle on mine. That's the beauty of making your own things....you can change up if you are not satisfied. Your color palette has a whole different look with the addition of the white beads. I like it.

Penny Neville said...

Love your color palette and I really like the clasp you turned into a toggle! What a fun piece! Thanks for sharing.

EB Bead and Metal Works, LLC said...

Love those colors you used and the pendant is ingenious!!! Love, love, love it!