indian giver

My sister gave me a necklace and took it back.  So I said, “Whatever, I’ll make some myself.  How hard could it be?”  Well, it’s pretty hard.  The first one I made looked like smokey quartz and metal throw up.  The problem was my trying to make something ornate and showy when that’s not my style at all.  So, the second time around I ignored what I thought I should make and came up with this little guy.  It’s two strands of beads with metal cylinders that can slide around.  Much more me.

I sent it to my friend L, who has always been a loyal supporter of the blog.  She’s extremely creative, so I asked her to send me a pic of the necklace as she saw fit.  It reminds me of an impressionist painting and I love it.  I find that design pressure lessens when you’re making things for friends.  They’re like doting parents; you could give them a piece of cardboard and they’d say you were a genius.  So for now my jewelry making will be a creative project between me and my friends.


16 Responses to “indian giver”

  1. April 21st, 2010 at 6:41 AM

    Brigadeiro says:

    Cool necklace! It’s been forever since I’ve made myself a piece of jewellery…

  2. April 21st, 2010 at 11:42 AM

    Isy says:

    Well the result deserved all of the work and adventures !
    I love to make jewelery, no matter how much time it takes !

  3. April 21st, 2010 at 1:01 PM

    Justyna says:

    very cool necklace… love it!

  4. April 21st, 2010 at 1:47 PM

    lll says:

    Frail, bright and direct. I love.

  5. April 21st, 2010 at 8:37 PM

    Air says:

    I like it!

  6. April 22nd, 2010 at 1:46 AM

    pennerad says:

    i’m not local but…can i be your friend?
    cuz i love this.

  7. April 22nd, 2010 at 3:27 AM

    Teresa says:

    How sweet! I love the simple and ethereally beautiful necklace. Making things for friends is the best!

  8. April 22nd, 2010 at 6:32 PM

    Marisa says:

    Very simplistic but intricate at the same time. Is that possible?? I dunno. I like the look of this though!

  9. April 23rd, 2010 at 2:07 AM

    Heather says:

    I want a simplistic necklace too! I promise Indian giving will not happen. If you give me one, I won’t let you or esp. your sister take it away. Lol.

  10. April 23rd, 2010 at 4:46 AM

    liv says:

    what a great idea – a creation to spark yet another creation. endless giving.

    MUCh better than necklace throwup i say!

  11. April 23rd, 2010 at 1:42 PM

    la flore et la faune says:

    yes, great idea, nice sober necklace and merci for the link in you blogroll. Bonne soirée, dear.

  12. April 23rd, 2010 at 3:29 PM

    sandra says:


    your blog is a serious inspiration.. you have amazing style.

    stop by some time
    xx sandra

  13. April 23rd, 2010 at 9:35 PM

    midori says:

    “smokey quartz and metal throw up” <–actually sounds kind of intriguing hahaha. anyway, these images are exquisite!

  14. April 27th, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Sabine says:

    Well done! I love your friends interpretation of the necklace; actually both pictures are amazing.

  15. April 27th, 2010 at 9:27 AM

    Sabine says:

    Well done! I love your friend’s interpretation of the necklace; actually both pictures are amazing.

  16. May 5th, 2010 at 1:43 AM

    Nadege says:

    oh darling you sound like me…making jewelry for friends
    & myself… however vow to get really serious this summer
    & start some sort of line with a cool name.

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