So I have been looking for the perfect statement necklace for the longest time. Leejay had many sleepless nights searching for one for me as well. We had no luck! We surfed the net and there it was. The kind of necklace I had been looking for. There were just a couple of problems. The color was wrong and we couldn’t find the source to where we could purchase one like it. Finally, I decided that I should just make it myself. Yup! That’s exactly what I did. We drove down to Chinatown in San Francisco and gathered the beads and pearls. The next day we checked out some beading stores around Walnut Creek for the rest of the materials. All of that was actually pretty easy. The challenging part was putting it together. Mind you, I have never made anything but lanyard key chains and origami stars in my younger days. I thought I’d give it a shot. Thanks to YouTube, I was able to learn how to make a loop with wire pins. I realized that that’s all I really needed to know. The rest was, well… self explanatory? I hoped. So here it is ladies and gentlemen. The fruit of my labor…
What I wanted to make:
What I bought:
What I made:
I must say, I am very proud of myself. Although my hand was cramped in places I never knew could cramp, it was well worth it. I may or may not add a few more freshwater pearls. So far, this is it! I couldn’t be happier.
We went to Pagolac in the Tenderloin today with Jeremy & Narie, a friend from Chicago who just moved to SF. This is how we welcomed her to town! We ordered the 7 course beef that people have been raving about on Yelp! I’m so glad we did. It was definitely a good time.