the great necklace exchange!!!

January 17, 2012

over the holidays i participated in the fashion loves people necklace exchange with the girls at metier! we all signed up to make a necklace tailored for a stranger and then received one in the mail. such a fun idea and a great way to get to know the community of talented bloggers out there! plus, what an easy excuse to sit down and get a little crafty during the crazy holiday season.

i was REALLY excited to make a necklace for pamela castillo of market publique, a online vintage marketplace. she said she liked odd natural things and raw stones, so i used pyrite, iridescent beetle wings, and some vintage terra cotta beads to make her necklace. and lucky me, the necklace i got in the mail was from kristin lombardi of manimal, a line of moccasins and jewelry based in brooklyn. i’ve been admiring her work for a few years now, so i was over the moon to get one of her suede scrap pieces in the mail, byproducts of her moccasin-making process. i love it so much!

the images above (clockwise) are necklaces made by sara west ervin (inspired by the made by lennebelle tassel bracelets!), claudia zhao (who makes really incredible geometric pillows!), ines fonseca in lisbon, and janette crawford (who organized the whole thing THANKS janette!!!)

here are a few shots of the necklaces we made and received! special thanks to instagram for making these photos happen. see more of the necklaces here and check janette’s eco-fashion blog, fashion loves people, for the next exchange– i can’t wait!trina made a double beaded necklace for lisa in kansas and received a feather necklace from mary in kansas city!

moni made this rad wrapped stick necklace and received a cute beaded one from BIG THINGS friend, debbie carlos! small world!!!

iju made a cool pouch necklace and received a necklace from jennie in austin!

and here’s the necklace i made for pamela and received from kristin, both in brooklyn!

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8 Responses to the great necklace exchange!!!

  1. yocheved on January 17, 2012 at 10:23 am

    i really dig your blog and all of the collaborative energy you bring to the web.. plus your post about forever 21 tipped the scale for me and i gave up on those effing retailers.. thank you!!

    • rrrebecca on January 18, 2012 at 12:02 am

      hi yocheved, THANK YOU for this really nice note. im so glad the f21 post worked for you, i’ve gotten such good feedback from people who are really re-considering the shopping choices they make, and i think that alone has such a deep impact. thanks for reading!!!

  2. Market Publique on January 17, 2012 at 1:20 pm

    Thank you so much for my necklace! Love pyrite and even the wrapping was fun & fabulous!

    • rrrebecca on January 18, 2012 at 12:01 am

      hi pamela, so glad it arrived safe and sound! i love the pyrite too, glad you liked it :) :) :)

  3. Sarah West Ervin on January 17, 2012 at 9:11 pm

    Oh man, you metier ladies really rocked it! The best part of this necklace exchange? Being turned on to so many talented, interesting people.

    Thanks for featuring my little necklace =)

    • rrrebecca on January 18, 2012 at 12:05 am

      thanks sarah, of course! such a cool photo of an equally cool necklace. hope to meet you in chicago soon?

  4. sonya gallardo on June 1, 2012 at 7:05 am

    When’s the next one?! This looks so fun!

    • rrrebecca on June 1, 2012 at 11:05 pm

      Maybe around the holidays again? Check Janette’s blog and I’ll remind you when it comes :) This is perfect for you, Ms. Necklace!!

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