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necklaceHave you ever created a piece of jewelry that you knew you would never wear?  Every so often I get that urge to make something just to see how it turns out.  I was in my leather phase when I created this piece.

Jewelry pattern

I started with this mock-up using a combination of suede, leather, wire, beads, crystals, and metal shapes.

And this is the end result.  I guess this illustrates an important lesson: even if you start with a “great” map, don’t be afraid to let your piece develop its own destination.  Gypsy Necklace

Although I love the way it all came together, it is not something I would wear.  My sister-in-law, on the other hand, loved it.  Happy Birthday.