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!!!