Monday, May 17, 2010

DIY Jade Necklace

My sister Connie gifted me with some pieces of multi-colored jade she picked up at the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show in February. Last night I made three of the pieces into a necklace.

My plan is to wear my DIY necklace on vacation this summer. We’re flying to Seattle and then driving a rental car down the western coast of the U.S. to Monterey, CA. We’ll drive back up to San Francisco where we’ll fly home again.

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I simply used a piece of leather cording I dug out of my crafting stash and tied each piece on the strand. It’s a simple necklace, but I’m happy with it.

© June Scroggin, All Rights Reserved

Since it’s going to be much cooler in the northwest as opposed to Tucson’s extreme heat, I’m planning my travel wardrobe with the weather very much in mind.

A rib-knit top (found at Kohl’s) paired with a hooded linen jacket (purchased at Coldwater Creek) ought to be comfortable for one of my outfits. The necklace works with that and I can pair it with other things on my packing list.

7 comments:

Jill said...

Oh how beautiful those gem stones are, and you've made them into a great necklace.

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

Beautiful necklace! We drove along route one from San Francisco to Pebble Beach a few years ago .. a beautiful, scenic drive! I loved seeing all the Del Monte vegetable and fruit farms along the way and the windswept wonderful cedar trees and craggy shoreline. San Francisco is one of my favorite cities!

Yummers! said...

Great necklace! And I love Coldwater Creek... shop there a lot! Love your cute little straw bag you found at TJ Maxx! I really love to poke around their store!!
Always find a few treasures!!

Storybook Woods said...

Just beautiful June and it makes such a lovely necklace xoxox Clarice

Jessica said...

What a fantastic way to use those pieces - simple, quick and easy, that's the perfect sort of project!

Nishant said...

Oh how beautiful !!!!
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Kristie said...

Look at you go with the jewelry-making! I knew you'd be rocking it in no time.