Crystal, A Wild Child? ;-)

Remember I made some paper beads several weeks ago?

Well, I wanted to do something a little different with them, but I actually surprised myself with the turn my design would take.

Now, you know me. The “Crystal-Style” of jewelry is kind of glitzy, usually very feminine and sometimes it might even be classified as elegant.

So, imagine my surprise when I ended up with something “artsy”!

Dare I call it “funky” and betray my flower child roots?

(Ok not ever truly a “hippie”, but my early adult years were during that era.)

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Wish you could hold this through the computer screen! It has such a nice weight and a wonderful drapey-ness (Is that a word?)

It would be stunning with white pants and a cotton shirt. I can also imagine it looking very festive worn on a cruise. 🙂

I strung the necklace on waxed linen cord and it has no clasp – will easily slip over your head. This back-view shows how you can adjust the length by simply pulling on the hanging beads.

I’m not sure; I may add a few more dangly things to the front of the necklace. I’m hesitating because I keep hearing the words of Sir Beads’ Dad, who was an artist (a painter). He always said, “Know when to stop.”

Smart fellow! Often you can ruin something by fussing with it too much.


So there you have it – my walk on the wild side.

And who knows what’s next?

Perhaps breaking my “home-by-midnight” curfew?!? 😉




P.S. Have a relaxing weekend! See you Monday with a concert report! 🙂


Crystal, A Wild Child? ;-) — 9 Comments

  1. Wow, you really have been busy. That necklace is so unique, pretty and I love that you can adjust the length. The colors would go perfect on a cruise. The flowery pendant on the end goes great with the beads that you made.

    OK, we are still in the dark about which concert you are going to attend.

    Have a great weekend, everyone. I think today we are finally supposed to get some sun. These cold, rainy dreary days seem to suck the life out of me.

  2. Thank you, Kelly! 🙂

    About the concert – I’m not trying to be too mysterious, it’s just that I figure it will be more fun to tell you all about it afterwards – the whole story on Monday! 🙂

    And I so hope that the sun shines brightly on you this weekend! Take good care of yourself! xo

  3. Hey Crissie! I love the necklace. Leave it to you to find lace to match the beads. It is fun and just in time for summer. Ok, I have to ask about the focal. Who, what and where please. I love it.

    I almost want to google your town to see who is coming in concert there. Somehow I don’t think you are going to a classic rock group concert. Harry Connick is making the rounds..I’d go see him – I think you are going to see someone like that….or no….a comedian maybe…that would be fun…Oh, you have me guessing! But I refuse to wish my weekend away to hurry and know so I’ll stay in suspense. Pictures on Monday please.

    Have a great concert…errrr.. weekend
    xx, Carol

  4. Hi Carol,
    I should have given more details on the necklace but the post seemed long already and I hate to scare anyone off with a “novel”. 😉

    But since you asked I’m happy to go into more detail…. The pendant is polymer clay by cherylsart. I’ve loved her work ever since I first saw it several years ago. So much so, that I even have a few of her pieces for sale on my website but she has a great etsy shop too. Be sure to skim through all the pages.

    I am smiling about your concert guesses. 🙂

    I can see why you thought I used lace… but actually I crocheted the beads onto the waxed linen cord – leaving the very ends plain as “drawstrings” for adjusting it shorter or longer.

  5. OK. Now I have to try these.

    I got some paper bead rollers off of eBay. Three different size slots. I’ll let you know how they turn out. Thanks for your pretty photos. I like your necklace!!

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