40 Days and 40 Nights

Mosaic Bar Pin Necklace

That’s how long it feels like it took me to complete this necklace. The design started with the vintage mosaic pin that I bought at Vanves market. Even though I have been known to cut some stuff up, I wanted to keep the pin intact. Primarily because of the beautiful beading around the edges. Plus, well just because.

It took a while to find a way to do that. I figured out that it fit on a leather link I had from a vintage belt. So far, so good. But the pointy end of the pin looked a little lethal and I never want to cause injury, so I went in search of an end piece to make it safer. Found them here. Then I realized I didn’t have the right eyelets and went on a massive eyelet search. Got them here; had to wait for them to arrive.

Finally, stuffs all in and I’m ready to go. This led to the realization that I did not actually know how to make button links and needed to figure that out. OK, fine, done. I start making links, went to put them together and then realized I didn’t like how I  cut my jump rings. I wanted them to close perfectly flush which ain’t gonna happen when you cut one end flush and the other end with a point. Off to make more jump rings (this time cut flush on both ends) and oh by the way, I needed more wire too.

PicMonkey Collage

Can I get a hallelujah? I got everything I needed, finished the necklace, the pin can be removed and worn separately and nobody is gonna get stabbed. All is right with the world. For now.

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