My pal Kelly called me up to tell me about a hobby she picked up when she accidentally entered a store near her house-jewelry. I've accidentally picked up a lot of hobbies this way, but I had been wanting to try my hand at jewelry making for awhile, so this was good timing. It's an unexplored piece of my world. The great thing about necklaces is that they fit, no matter what you had for dinner the day before.
She took a couple classes, and we made plans to get together. She taught me some really cool techniques I'll blog about soon. After my tutorial, I showed her this necklace from Anthropology I was in love with...
*Image from Anthropology website
I did not love the price (almost 300 dollars), or that weird tooth looking thingie in the middle. I saw this tutorial at Flamingo Toes for making your own....oh my! I went to Hobby Lobby, and Michaels, collected some beads and charms, and got to work. The hardest part of the whole project was finding the charms I wanted.
I laid out the beads in the order I wanted them to go.