Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mixed Metal Madness

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I haven’t made any jewelry in a while and have been seeing gorgeous mixed metal chain necklaces everywhere. Being a sufferer of the condition, ICTMTM ( I Can Totally Make That Myself)  I decided to play around.
I started out with some metal chain from Bead Landing ( Michaels)
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And got out some other supplies from my stash:
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I had some pewter “pearls” from a previous project and some big white “pearls” I picked up because they were there. Since I wasn’t sure where I was going w/ this, I didn’t take pics along the way.
I mixed different lengths of the large chain in the middle of the first picture with the dark chain on the left, attaching on either side with jump rings to some other chain I had in my stash. 
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I strung some of the pearls on head pins and attached them to the middle link of each layer of the necklace.
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32 comments:

Netty said...

Oh wow how gorgeous, brilliantly clever. Annette x

Noblekatt said...

amazing work hun! would love to see it on someone!!!
Jenn Post

Christine said...

I really love it. The mix of links and the addition of the pearls really make it beautiful!

Betsy said...

You did good! You just have to go with it and see where it ends up.
Love all the different sizes you used:) Great job.

Megan @ Polish The Stars.com said...

That is beautiful! :)

Rebekah★All Thingz Related★ said...

ooooo! It's very pretty!=0)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is so awesome, Carol! And these are SOOO in style right now--Yours turned out gorgeous...But then, everything you do is beautiful!!!
XO

Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

This is REALLY fun, Carol! I love all of the different sized chains you used. Great job!!

Michele Pacey said...

look at all the delicious little rings in there! this is so pretty and airy Carol! a gorgeous and very hip necklace!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

This is so cute Carol! I love the combinatino of the chains and the pearls!!

Devonay said...

I love it! Silver and pearls are my favorites!

Linda said...

That is SO lovely, Carol...I love your mix of metals and materials!

The Autocrat: Haley said...

Oh wow!! That is super fabulous! I like how it's all metal so you can wear it with anything. Great job!!!

Mic said...

Love it! Now I want to make one. Like I need ANOTHER craft to get into. My hubby will shoot me!

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

This is beautiful!! I love playing around with chains, they are soooo in right now :)

PS- I'm doing my first ever giveaway on my blog and I'd love for you to come enter! http://mygirlishwhims.blogspot.com/2011/02/my-first-giveaway-and-introducing-your.html

Sasha said...

You made these?!?! They are absolutley beautiful. I've never tried to make jewelry before but these are amazing! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Mikalah said...

That necklace is SO beautiful! I love it. Wish I was better at making jewelery!

Andrea C said...

Hehe I love your condition. This is super lush, fantastic work x

Lori said...

Oh man, this is gorgeous..I bet you could sell it for at least $100.. me? no, I probably wouldn't buy it because I CAN TOTALLY MAKE THAT MYSELF... lol! Hysterical... I say that all the time...

Jerri Neddermeyer said...

I suffer from that I CAN TOTALLY MAKE THAT MYSELF syndrome too! It seems that there are a lot of us out there in blog-land! This is great! Keep making it yourself! You have a good eye!

Vonda said...

WOW, that's gorgeous. You should use it for a Follower GIVEAWAY, wink wink!!

Allred's said...

Turned out so beautiful. Thanks for sharing. www.goodideasandtips.com

Frenchy said...

This is gorgeous ! Great job !
I have the f
French Obsession party going on right now. I don't want you to miss it !
Xo
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/2011/03/french-party-12-and-giveaway.html

Lisa said...

Beautiful! How fun! Visiting from FRENCHY.

the cape on the corner said...

they look great! i love mixed metals.

LuLu Kellogg said...

I am totally in love with this! You are awesome!

xoxo

Lisa said...

How pretty! I also LOVE mixed metal stuff because it goes with more outfits. Love your new design!

Allison {A Glimpse Inside} said...

That is so pretty! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for linking this up as well.

Michelle L. said...

Gorgeousity! This is not fair, you are a jewelry maker, and I will never make a card or a banner to touch yours...I do love this necklace, beautiful work!

Beverly @ FlamingoToes.com said...

Hi Carol - I loved your necklace so much I featured it today in my Crush of the Week post! You can check it out here : http://www.flamingotoes.com/2011/03/crush-of-the-week-2/

Jenn Erickson said...

Oh yeah...you rocked it! "ICTMTM" -- Love it! You've gotta copyright that!

Always a pleasure to have you be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17

Jenn

Frenchy said...

Thank you so much for linking up to the French Obsession party !