Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Ribbon & Bead Necklace

Here is a necklace that I made that was originally inspired by the sweet & crafty Khadija from Creative Mind's cute spring-inspired necklace - I loved her use of ribbon in the necklace and I couldn't wait to try my own version, so here it is!
I used Khadija's "pattern" for the most part, just with my own little tweaks here and there.  As for the rest, I used beads and a pendant that I had in my beading supply.  Fortunately I had those red round beads that matched the ribbon exactly. :)

Meet my little hippo model:
 
As cute as she is, I probably really need to get myself one of those necklace display "doll" neckline thingies, huh?




LINKY PARTIES linked to:
Sugar Bee Crafts            Vintage Wanna Bee
Today's Creative Blog 
I'm Topsy Turvy             Rook No. 17
The Blackberry Vine      The Shabby Chic Cottage
Somewhat Simple          Tales from Bloggeritaville
It's Sew Stinkin' Cute     Beyond the Picket Fence
Mel Dreams Often        Crystal's Craft Spot
Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

14 comments:

CREATIVE MIND said...

Hi,Thanks Monique for informing about this post,well its amazing,you have done it smartly,this necklace is much better then mine..Red color is more appealing for me always.. & such a cute model..hmm

Keep it up Dear..
~ Khadija

shopannies said...

very pretty come see me at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

Monica said...

So pretty and nice model as well! Heehee! You had better start to sell this jewellery... try Etsy! Or craft fairs at Christmas time?

xxx Monica

Melanie M said...

This is beautiful! (oh, I know a place in Jhb where you can get those neck thingies - if you're there - it's actually East of Jhb) :)
Mel M

Julie said...

This is stunning! I love it! Thank you so much for linking up!

Melissa said...

Pretty necklace! Super cute model! Thanks for linking up. I already follow you on GFC, but now I'm a follower on FB. :)

Mama said...

Super cute blog, Your newest follower here from fri blog hop.
Hope to have you return to follow.
mamawannasave.com

Blessings to you and yours

Mama

mmbear said...

Beautiful necklace! I am a new follower thru GFC and I went ahead and followed on Facebook and Twitter. I would greatly appreciate a follow back on all three of those when you get a chance. Thanks for the help and have a great day!

Mary@http://mmbearcupoftea.blogspot.com

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

Your necklace is really cute :) Have a great weekend! Stop by my blog sometime, I also make some jewelry :)

Crafty Cre8tions said...

Beautiful!!!! Love it! Would look great with a black shirt :)
Maria

eof777 said...

I'm finally catching up on Mel's Fancy Friday Blog Hop and have followed you via GFC.
Happy Mother's Day! :-)
Elizabeth

Jenn Erickson said...

Monique, I love the ruby red faceted beads you used. Your model...she's a real "doll"!!

Thank you for sharing your talent on "A Little Birdie Told Me..." Tuesday at Rook No. 17!

Jenn

Purple Froggie Clay Stuff said...

Awesome necklace! Hi, I'm your newest follower. I would like to invite you to post this and anything else you would like to share. On our crafty blog hop. Here's the link :Purple Froggie Clay Stuff

Hope you have a great day!

Cindy

Susan said...

so very pretty!! and I love the hippo too :)
Susan