Friday, November 12, 2010

Modern Flower Child necklace.

Yesterday I had a few moments free, so I thought I'd learn to crochet.  Wow, golly, it was so much easier than I expected!  Here's what I whipped up:

Hee hee.  I totally lie!  For the record, I cannot crochet.  I might learn someday.  But in the meantime, I had an idea for a crocheted necklace.  What to do?

Well!  I commissioned my bloggy friend Neccie - a modern flower child if there ever was one - to whip me up some cute little objets.  She has opened an Etsy shop featuring her inexpensive, handmade pretties, including those adorable upcycled pull tab flowers.

So here's how I turned Neccie's flowers into a long, free-spirited, hippy-dippy, peace-loving Flower Child necklace.  In addition to the crocheted pieces, I used jump rings, pull tabs, and some little silver fleurs.

It was a very simple assembly.  All I had to do was open and close the jump rings to connect all the components...

Used two more jump rings to add a piece of chain for length...

Voila - my modern Flower Child necklace.

If you crochet and want to create your own upcycled pull tab flowers, click here for a cool tutorial.

By the way, she also made me some of these sweet li'l dragonflies:

I added two pull tabs and a few jump rings, and came up with a fun articulated pendant.

I have to admit, I kind of adore it.  What do you think?

Okay, kids - that's today's idea.  Thanks for visiting, yo.

And Neccie, thanks so much for the pretties!  Hope you don't mind being called a flower child - I mean it in the best way.

Peace.  Out.


  1. NEATO!!!!!!!!! I have been saving pop tabs for ages intending to make a belt or something...this is so much cooler! Love that dragon fly especially.

    PS: Wearing your shoe-insole necklace today and already got a compliment in the elevator!

  2. Cool! I especially like the dragonfly/butterfly conversion :)

  3. I'm a sucker for dragonflies...those are definitely my favorites!

  4. Oh, how cool and sweet at the same time! :)

  5. Like wow man! That necklace is groovy! It's perfect in so many ways; upcycled, creative, pretty and decorative.

  6. I just found this blog a couple days ago and I've devoured every post since then. When I opened my feed reader and saw there was a new one, I was like "Squee!!"

    You're my hero, and that is one of the prettiest uses of crocheted soda tabs I've ever seen. You're awesome!

    Also, as I'm sure you've been told a gazillion times, your photography is stunning. :D

  7. Gosh, you're funky. I LOVE it. Especially the dragonfly circular necklace at the end. :-)

  8. They both are very cute. I've never thought to crochet with pull tabs, although I have crocheted with wire.

  9. What a great repurposing project! Looks like fun!

  10. great idea, my favourite is the dragonfly

  11. i'm enjoying the look of your jewelry with that paisley shirt! what a perfect combination that is!

  12. Oh, these are just too cool as usual. Love what you did with the flower child's little creations, just perfect. The dragonfly necklace is such a hoot.

  13. You have done a very elegant necklaces. I love crochet flowers. and add details that are original.
    your works are always exceptional!

  14. So glad to see you at Craft schooling Sunday! I was so happy for a minute there that you'd learned to crochet so quickly....dreams do come true you know!
    Love the necklace and looking forward to seeing lots more creativity from you! all the best!

  15. Very cute and creative!

    I just sent you an email before I saw you linked up. Thanks so much for joining the party!