Friday, November 21, 2008

The beauty of handmade

My instructions were this, make a necklace like the one above but with the brightest orange you can find and the brightest turquoise you can find, they're "her colors" (followed by a giggle). Taking orders for Christmas presents is sometimes a little daunting because you don't always know if the recipient will be happy. It's a much more comfortable situation to have something already made, have someone love it and buy it. That way you know for sure they'll be happy.

So I obliged anyway, crossing my fingers the whole time. Orange--bright. Turquoise--bright. Put them together and you have this:


The picture may be a bit grainy but you can get the effect. If that's what she loves, that's what she'll get and it certainly is one of a kind. Making things by hand ensures that there are no two alike and you can ask for whatever pleases you.

My favorite as always isn't the front of the necklace, it's really the back.

Done in the raspberry color, it looks like the real thing.