For today's post, I had a little craft day with my gal Sonya Nimri at her awesome home studio. More of those pics will come later. We wanted to make some jewelry, so we started off with metal piping we picked up at the hardware store, cut/sanded into lengths we liked, and went crazy with the neon yellow and pink paint! Our makeshift beads turned out looking like this...
With our beads all dry, we started thinking about the pattern we wanted to make for our pieces. We liked the idea of a ladder necklace, so we took about five beads each, an equal amount of headpins, and chain long enough to fit over our heads so we wouldn't need clasps.
We took our bead, put the headpin inside, crimped the pin end into the chain, and then looped the other end through the chain and back through the bead.
We continued this process until we had all five beads attached to our chain.
When we were finished, our necklaces looked a bit like this...
What an easy and chic way to incorporate neon colors into your wardrobe without going crazy!!
I had on my favorite H&M leopard print jersey dress and added my new necklace for a bit of flair!!
It came out looking amazing - a little handmade/trendy piece to add into the wardrobe. For just a couple of bucks and some elbow grease (sanding the edges of the beads) I have a new necklace that rivals anything currently in stores.
It's always the best having crafty dates with friends - I have a few more projects we finished that will appear soon!! Stay tuned and happy Friday!!