My daughter (bless her cotton socks) sent me pics of the kind of jewellery she wears nowadays, so I could make her a necklace to go with it. Trouble is, it's all metal spirals.... hippy stylee. Eeeek!! Now, I might have had a stab at it if I were the kind of artist who creates using a blowtorch, but I'm not! I can whip up some very pretty swarovski beaded bracelets with the best of them.. but HIPPY??? Yikes!!
"I'll leave it with you, mum. I know you'll come up with something."
Sheesh. Yep. OK. Thanks for your confidence in me, sweets!
So.. the brief is 'hippy' and 'purple'.
This is what I came up with, using waxed beading cord, a button and some beads..
Meant to be worn at choker-length, it works by pushing the tail end through a loop at the back of the heart, and tying it in a loose knot with the beaded end, which is tucked behind the button. The free tail showing is part of the 'hippy' design. (Could also be wound around the wrist twice and worn as a bracelet instead of as a necklace.)
What do you think?