The fabric store down the street from my house has all sorts of goodies, and among them is a big cardboard box that has scraps of mesh and netting, which I snapped up greedily some time ago, even though I had no idea what on earth I was going to do with them.
(I’d like to digress a bit here and do some shameless plugging for the SAS Fabric stores in Maricopa county. The store I frequent the most is in Tempe, but they have one in North Phoenix that has AMAZING formal and bridal fabrics and notions. If you’re a sewer/crafter and are planning a trip to Phoenix, you must check these stores out!)
Then I discovered the huge bead store over by where I work is now carrying acrylic spike beads. (Insert another shameless plug for Beads Galore International here, another must-visit store for beaders and jewelry makers everywhere. They get their fair share of cool random things too).
I had some fancy crosses and some other large pendants that I’d been stashing away for something epic and a simple chain or cord just wasn’t going to cut it. In usual chaotic fashion it all came together into a collection of necklaces I’m super-excited about. 🙂
One is already reserved, but I have one more left!
I have a few more pendants I’m going to turn into netted necklaces, and now I’m on the lookout for even more pendants that will work with this design. 🙂