Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pretty in Pink

I love seeing all the vintage style jewelry floating around Pinterest, and when I saw this Swarovski elements piece at Michael's a couple of weeks ago I knew I had to do something with it!

So I decided to do a necklace! Now, when I took a closer look at it last night, I noticed something strange-- there are three holes on one side and one hole on the other. Decisions, decisions... should I just use one strand to hook up? Should I do something to dangle down? Then it hit me-- the pink pearls! I love the faux pearls at Michael's because they come in so many different shades and they LOOK fantastic! I don't honestly know where the idea came from to do a three to one pearl necklace, but the pink pearls looked absolutely stunning with this piece, and all I could see in my head was three strands of pearls going in to the pendant, slightly off center, with one strand leading out.. So, without further ado, I give you the three to one necklace!

Three strand necklace clasps, pearls, Dandyline, needle, and pendant-- I figured out later that the lobster clasp would be the best way to go for the one strand side. 

Again, I like using the needle to thread the pearls on-- just makes it so much easier!

When I got to the end (about 39 pearls on this strand), I wound the thread through the loop several times without tying it, that way I could give it a good tug and get the strand nice and tight against the pendant before tying it off. 

Then, I just tied the knot a few times around the loop and gave it a few good tugs with no bad results!

Three side is done! I used 39 pearls for the top strand, 42 for the second, and 44 for the third.

OK, so I just liked this picture and wanted to put it up. Keep reading!

As previously mentioned, I'm not great at forethought, and it was at this point I decided to use the lobster clasp to finish out this end rather than have two empty hoops hanging out. 

I wanted to do the one strand shorter than the three side so the pendant was off center, so I put about 30 pearls on and then looped the thread through without tying it off so that I could test it-- it looked just like I wanted so I tied it off and finished the project!

Now the only question is... do I keep it or sell it?!


  1. That is so pretty! I think I may be the only person in the world who can't figure out how to use pinterest.

  2. Golly, thanks!! I found some more of those chandelier pieces so now I have them in a few different colors; I managed to sell this one! (I was very proud of myself)

    I was confused by Pinterest at first, but now I'm addicted... I've gotten the moms at work addicted to it for maternity leave, but I hear it's hard to come off of it lol