Sunday, 28 October 2012

Big Agate Necklace

Months ago, I bought a big agate slice for £2 at a local charity shop, with one intention:

“I’ll make a giant necklace!”

Then it sat in a drawer for ages, partly wire-wrapped, because I hadn’t really decided what I was doing.

Eventually I put this necklace together using an old chain belt, some jewellery chain, small pieces of amethyst, embroidery thread, spikes, and the usual assortment of jump rings and clasps :)

My necklace was inspired by Assad Mounser’s ‘Wild Horses Mega Collar’ (F/W 2011 collection):

Obviously mine is much smaller!

I utterly love Assad Mounser’s designs. Sadly there’s no chance of my affording any of them! So I was happy to be able to pull my own necklace together. It took about a day and a half to get finished--weaving all that chain together with embroidery thread took ages!

Agate slice: charity shop, £2
Chain belt: charity shop purchase, ages ago
Jewellery chain: from crafting stash (left over from another project)
Amethyst: bought last year at a Christmas fair (I used some on my Amethyst collar!)
Jewellery wire: from stash
Spikes: from a necklace (given to me)
Embroidery thread: from stash (given to me)
Findings: from stash
Glue: from stash

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