When Erin Prais-Hintz announced this blog hop,
I jumped in with both feet.
Erin designed a necklace for Michael's and named it
Toast of the Town!
I loved the necklace!
I decided to try it.
The only rule Erin had for this blog hop was that we should try to stay true to the spirit of the necklace she designed.
We didn't have to shop Michael's for our beads.
(I did! te-he!)
We could use beads from our own stash.
All we needed to do was to follow the directions for the necklace Erin designed.
Oh. My. Goodness!
Follow the directions?
Okay, I did.
Here is my necklace, and I love it!!!
When I went to Michael's I took Erin's directions with me.
I was determined to follow those directions to the letter.
Ooooooops, as you can see I didn't.
There was a 50% off sale, need I say more?
Anyway, by the time I was finished, I had chosen red, black, and white for my color palette.
The only mistake I made was in the toggle clasp I bought.
The Michael's where I shopped did not have the clasp that Erin used in her necklace, so I bought a different one.
As I worked on my necklace, it became apparent that my beads would not fit through the toggle clasp, as I needed to do.
I had to use a bigger clasp.
It doesn't appear to be that big, but it is!
By using this big clasp, I was able to fit my beads through the hole.
I decided to twist the necklace and wear it as a choker.
I love the eclectic look of the necklace when I twisted the choker.
I will enjoy wearing this, especially with the holidaze coming on!
Thank you, Erin, for hosting this blog hop!!!
Now, here's a list of the other participants.
Tanya - A Work In Progress
Lee - Strega Jewellery
Pam - Re-Maker
Beth - EB Bead & Metal Works
Emma - A Polymer Penchant
Michelada - Micheladas Musings
Penny - Copper Penny Designs
Kay - Kayz Kreationz (Note: Kay had to go out of town. Do check back for her reveal!)
Mallory - For the Love of Beads