Today I finally hauled all my jewellery making paraphernalia* out and made some necklaces. It’s been ages since I made anything new but there’s nothing like having a commitment to provide motivation. My contribution to the NaBloPoMo prize pool, let me show you it!
I’ve promised a set of handmade semi-precious stone earrings and necklace as one of the prizes that will go to a blogger who completes the challenge of a post a day for all of November. Because I’m all decision-makinged out this weekend I’m going to be offering a choice, the winner gets to pick one of the sets that appear in this post. I have 2 to start with and may add others between now and the end of November.
No. 1 is a set made with moss agate, riverstone and gold plated beads and findings. The necklace is 55cm (21.5 inches)long.
No. 2 is a rhyolite and tiger jasper set with sterling silver spacer beads, clasp and ear hooks. This necklace is 48cm (just shy of 19 inches) in length.
Now, if you want to be in the running for one of the NaBloPoMo prizes then head on over to the website, add yourself to the November blogroll and get ready for 30 posts in 30 days starting on November 1st.
*I had to check the spelling on that one and I simply must share the origins of the word with you all.
“Etymology: Medieval Latin, ultimately from Greek parapherna bride’s property beyond her dowry…..1: the separate real or personal property of a married woman that she can dispose of by will and sometimes according to common law during her life”
(from Merriam Webster)