5.07.2012

What I Want To Be When I Grow Up

Have I ever told you that I want to be just like Jess when I grow up?  Well I do (even though I'm 99% sure that she's younger than me).  She sews like a mad woman, designs amazing dresses for her adorable girls, and made her own version of this cute necklace (original tutorial here).

So in my attempt to be just like Jess, I obviously needed to make one too (we'll just ignore the fact that I've never made any type of jewelry before and spent about a half an hour in the beading aisle at Joanns trying to decipher what everything was - all the while praying that the baby wouldn't wake up and start screaming).


Allow me to present to you my first beaded project ever.  And dare I say that I might be just a bit hooked - mostly because stringing beads is one of about three activities that I can do while trapped in a  chair with a sleeping baby on my chest (the others being listening to endless hours of NPR and reading book after book after book - you get the point).


12 comments:

  1. What a beautiful necklace! I love how it came out. But what I really want to know (and I won't tell anyone else, promise!) is, what is that beautiful baby's name? Really. I never told anyone what O's name is. :)

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  2. Wow! It's lovely! Well done :-)

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  3. very cute! love the color! i like jess too. i wish i had half of her energy!

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  4. Pretty! I love making jewellery, but haven't done any in ages. This has got me thinking, but I do have a big list of sewing to tackle first lol

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  5. Beading is just another thing that got pushed aside once I had children and started quilting again. This has me tempted to dig all my old tools out again. Your necklace is very pretty!

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  6. It's so pretty! I used to bead a lot, maybe it's time to break out the bead box!

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  7. is there anything you can't do?
    you are a superstar.
    I love that necklace!

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  8. Oh, you flatter me so! :D

    I love the color you picked, I so want to make another one in a different color, and that red is great! Isn't the beading section the pits? Man it's so hard to find stuff there, lol!

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  9. Oh I love it! Jess is pretty much the greatest, I agree! :D

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  10. Great. ANOTHER awesome project to add to my "to do" list ;-) This turned out lovely!

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  11. Beautiful! (The baby AND the necklace!)

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  12. Oh it's lovely and I can't believe that was your first attempt! Cool.

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