Saturday, November 22, 2008

Getting Crafty

Lauren and I like to think of ourselves as relatively crafty people - that's DIY crafty, not cunning and scheming crafty. But for the past few years we haven't done much crafting. I'd like to think it's because we've been so busy, but truthfully it's mostly due to laziness. So imagine my surprise when Lauren bought some chain at a local bead shop and put together this lovely body chain all in one afternoon.

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Pretty fantastic, eh? All you need is some chain, a few jump rings, and a pair of pliers to make your own. She had a bunch of chain left over, but I've been too lazy - er, I mean busy - to make one for myself.

CL

31 comments:

saray said...

great job on the body chain!
love it.

MR style said...

it looks quite good

kokostiletto said...

this is great!!!!!! it's always fun making your own jewelry!!

Secretista said...

I love this!

Fashion Tidbits said...

sweet!

Anonymous said...

Love the chain. It suggest (sounding annoyingly pompous) a reductive Elizabethan look. But I'm sure that phrase was already in your marketing copy :-) .

And again, greetings from beauteously buff Irvine.

Mrs. R said...

Oooh, very nice! And so creative! I was thinking of hitting the local bead shops and making some stuff (something I haven't done in years due to laziness...I mean, busy-ness) and you just inspired me to go through with it.=)

Franco said...

wow, creative

Songy said...

Pretty cool for one afternoon's work! I can see a rock&roll look with that body chain. Is it too typical?

coco said...

That looks really cool.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-well done lauren, looks fantastic! I'm sure cath when you're less busy (haha!) you'll knock up something just as good!!

Fashion Therapist said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Nice job - it looks so great!

Trains and Sewing Machines said...

erggg I know what you mean about being too lazy to be crafty. Being a student means homework and not very much time to act on the ideas roaming around in my head :) Like the chain, I've never seen the body chain done before

this wheel's on fire said...

love love love that!!

ambika said...

Wow, this is fantastic! Well done!

Lady Lala said...

cute!

STARR said...

Great job! It looks so nice.

lisa said...

I can't wait to see the types of outfits you'll wear this chain with!

cherish_jd said...

very creative! i wanna try this!

P.S. thanks for a nice comment on my blog!

Iota said...

I've been looking for a local store that sells chain and was wondering where y'all picked yours up. Thanks (oh, and I live in Decatur).

Sal said...

SULTRY! What a great, easy project. Even a crafting dunce such as myself might be able to pull that one off. Well done, Lauren!

Liz Blair said...

Cool project. If it were me, I'd probably make it more dramatic. Maybe several layers of chains and some cross dangles would be nice. I've got a long holiday break from my university teaching and I'll probably be spending part of my time making stuff. Over this past weekend I made a fake fur vest from Walmart fabric that turned out pretty good. One of these days when I get the batteries recharged in my camera I should take some pictures.

Alya said...

Cool! I think it would look great with a tank top!

Lynn said...

Way too cool. Definitely creative invention.

issa said...

ooooh i love it!!!

Noël said...

Very cool! I get so inspired when I see others' projects, but also tend to put them off for too long. Anyway, gorgeous work.

joblessandjaded said...

that's cool! kind of like suspenders too, but in jewelry form.

Kristina said...

Nothing like a little jewelry making to make you feel creative!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on being selected as one of Atlanta Magazine's "Best Of". Does it come with a trophy? Maybe a solid milk chocolate 12"high figure of Ted Turner, the patron saint of modern Atlanta. If so, your Thanksgiving centerpiece is set, and delicious at that!
If not, it's still kudos's to you both and a additional hearty "well done you".
And as always, greetings from beautiously buff Irvine.

AsianCajuns said...

Thanks, everyone, for the lovely comments!

Lota, I got the chain from the Bead Shop in Avondale estates- just email me if you would like directions ;)

Savvy Mode SG said...

super cute. i like.