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.

16 comments:

  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!

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

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

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

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

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  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

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

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

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

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  10. great idea, my favourite is the dragonfly

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

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  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.

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

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  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!

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  15. Very cute and creative!

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

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