Saturday, April 10, 2010

Not quite the stormy sea necklace in sky

Ever since I saw Project Runway All-star Challenge a couple of weeks ago, I have been obsessing about the necklace Sweat Pea was wearing on most of her shoots.

A little research turned out it was the stormy sea necklace in sky by Anthropologie. More research reveled the necklace is completely sold out, including on Ebay. There are some other colors and copies of the necklace, in various horrid prices, but none that fitted what I wanted. An Etsy search uncovered some lovely alternatives, but the best ones cost about 200$ which is completely out of the question.

So what is a girl to do but make one for herself?

This one is made of many types of Czech glass beads I had in my beads collection, plus some larger glass beads and gorgeous multifaceted aqua glass beads and Swarovski crystals I bought especially.  I also finally made use of the large (and rather heavy) Peridot beads I bought several years ago, thinking I will make them into a bracelet, which I never did..

I have to say I am pleased with it. It doesn't look that much like the Anthropologie necklace, but that's good since I don't wanna copy anyone. The color scheme is just what I was looking for, and if I ever get tired of it, I will simply take it apart and make something else out of it!


TheJoyofColor said...

Fantastic necklace and story. i love the colors an asymetric
have fun wearing it

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

Thank you so very much Yael :o)

Jane said...

Yours is actually much prettier than Anthro's! Awesome!!

Sharona R - שרונה ראובני said...

Why, that's a wonderful compliment. Thank you Jane!