I would have never created this necklace had I not come across this discount pendent at the craft store.
Since I am a lover of the ocean I knew I couldn't pass up this resin coral branch.
Not for $2.99
I was going to buy a chain for it while still in the necklace section at the shop but then I remembered the 2 strings of souvenir shell necklaces I had at home that I purchased months back from a thrift shop for $0.50 cents a piece. *OooOohhh* I thought that might look neat.
The shells I had looked a little like these ones above. They had no hardware just fishing line tied into knots and melted at the ends. They were also quite a bit longer than I wanted. So I cut them at the ties and removed some length of shells. I put the removed shells in a mini zip lock so I can use them in the future for crafting.
I then added a silver tone screw together clasp at the back. Once I finished I realized I could still just put the necklace over my head. *whooops* *hahah
Here is my little mannequin girl in her vintage swimsuit modeling my creation.
In total I spent $4 on my diy creation.
(Minus-ing the silver hardware closure as it isn't needed)
I did purchase this starfish pendent to go with the necklace..... But I like the coral branch all on it's own.
This pendant was also on clearance for $2.99 I might just end up wearing this one on a silver chain.
Here is me wearing my necklace for the first time on Saturday. I look a little miserable. I sort of was (It was rather hot & humid) I did not find even 1 item from any of the house garage sales I went to. Nothing interested me and the pickings were rather..... poor. But I did end up finding a couple treasures at the thrift shops I visited after.
(And thankfully those shops were all air conditioned.)
P.s. After making this necklace I wanted more souvenir stringed necklaces, I went back to the thrift store I bought them from all those months back. (This is the one I that I blogged about in the past, you know the one who got taken over by new management and jacked up all the prices.) They had 2 more strings there... I seen the hanging price tags 2.50 each!!!
Guess I will have to find more elsewhere.
Linking up with Lakota's Tah Da Tuesday!