As versatile as pearls, with a little more funk, I love black beaded necklaces. My last black beaded necklace became a child casualty. Sooo, I have been searching for a simple black beaded necklace. Within my budget...
I was perusing Etsy today and saw a nice simple black onyx necklace that would be perfect...
This piece is being sold by Kenton Beadworks. It is wonderfully simple and versatile. And well within my budget ($35).
But - since I was already on Etsy - I kept looking.
thePinkAcorn has this lovely necklace for sale:
While it isn't fully beaded, it's a very striking piece. And affordable ($30).
At a little higher pricepoint ($50), PaintedHorse has this great lava choker - check out the phoenix etched into the carnelian focal bead!
And then I should have stopped looking. But I didn't stop, and came across this showstopper by OneHipMom:
This necklace is not quite as affordable as the others ($119), but it is beautiful.
Should I be practical? Or should I splurge?
Thursday, March 5, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
I am the queen of the unfinished project. The Chetta B dress still needs final hemming.
The Little Miss wanted a tiered skirt. Which I happily started...and it just needs hemming...
Then there is the mother of all UFOs. This jacket/top was originally supposed to be a maternity top.
Yeah, the twins will be 7 in June. The good thing about it is that I've held onto it so long the fabric is back in style. All those years ago, I got stuck on the french cuff.
Since then, I've moved 3 times and have no idea where the really cute black buttons I bought for the front went. The original pattern, a McCall's, is somewhere at my dad's house (one of the move pit-stops). If I ever finish it, this can be a belted jacket. As you can see, it just needs H.E.M.M.I.N.G.
I vow to finish the Butterick dress tonight! Right after homework, and dinner, and dishes...Oh and bedtime for the twins. Now I know why I'm the queen of the unfinished project...