We now move into the first of the August craft fair gifts. Specifically, this is the only one that required any further crafting. I purchased a very lovely glass pendant for Dear Roommie’s Dear Mother, with plans of turning it into a necklace.
Needless to say, I didn’t get it done before I drove Dear Roommie and Dear Mother to the airport two days before Christmas. Instead, I dug out a corner of the craft room and put together the necklace in the few hours between the airport drop-off and my own long drive to Houston.
I am especially fond of creating multi-strand and mixed-media jewelry. In this case, the ribbon back half also served to save my sanity after stringing half of four strands of seed beads while under a time limit.
The finished product turned out a good bit longer than I intended, so I’ll probably have to take apart the ribbon portion and try again, but I was really pleased with the final design.