I decided to join in the Michael's Toast of the Town Necklace Blog Hop!
The lovely & talented Erin Prais-Hintz designed the Toast of the Town Necklace and challenged her readers to join in a Quick Fire Challenge.
The only requirement was that the instructions for the construction of her necklace be followed. We could use beads from our stash
or head to Michael's to find more!
Since I have an extensive collection of beads I knew that wouldn't
be a problem. Which ones I would choose, however, presented a challenge! My necklace is a combination of turquoise heshi, wood and copper rounds, Mill Hill seed beads (from Michael's), fire polished and pressed glass leaf Czech beads, funky freshwater pearls and chain.
I didn't have a large toggle clasp, so I decided to make my own.
Close-up of handmade copper and tin toggle clasp.
I had some scrap copper sheet that I had roller printed for another project. So, I punched the disc and cut the bar from the copper and then rivited scraps of printed tin with a leaf pattern to the back of each to add a splash of color. I think they look pretty cool!
View of necklace with strands twisted.
Here is Erin's Toast of the Town Necklace... it's a beauty!
Image © Tesori Trovati
If you'd like to make your own Toast of the Town Necklace simply click here for the materials list and instructions.
If you'd like to see more variations check out Erin's blog.
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