Sunday, July 13, 2014

Sand Dollar Necklace

I've always loved the look of sand dollars but their fragile nature made them impossible to fashion into jewelry (except maybe in resin), so I was very excited to find the glass ones in the HM Ben Franklin Crafts jewelry department.  The sand dollars come on a card with two small ones and one large one.  They are part of the line of new sea glass beads now available at BFC.  The store has so many ocean themed and colored beads that it was difficult to choose just a few, but I finally decided one some that I felt gave a variety of textures and sizes.  It was my hope to create a piece that may have been fashioned on Gilligan's Island.....Wow! That sure dates me!  Sorry that this photo doesn't show off the copper colors and some of the beads, but I really wanted to show you the sand dollar bead.  Anyway, it took awhile to fiddle with the wire wrapping to get the piece to look casually put together.  I like the final result and plan to wear this piece with my casual summer outfits and rubba slippas! There were a few (hahaha, really a lot) beads left over so I will probably make some matching earrings  or maybe a bracelet.  Visit Ben Franklin Crafts and see what you can make with your imagination and a few beautiful beads.

5 comments:

Annette Allen said...

Sand dollars are so fun.. this necklace is pretty.. thanks for the inspiration.

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

You sure created a cool necklace Lynn. I'm sure it'll look great with your summer outfit and "rubba Slippas." Have a great week.

Leanne said...

This is beautiful. Love all those different beads and how you put it together. Lovely!

Niki G said...

Very preetty! Love the 2 layer look and loooove the fact that you could wear this with everyday outfits or formal.

yyam said...

It looks really pretty!