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Sunday, April 06, 2008

out of the wreckage



A few days ago I told you about the neighbor kid who smashed his mom's car into our tree, and the beads I made out of the broken glass. Scroll down if you missed it. I took it another step here with this necklace. The entire strand is made of auto glass, and the heart is hollow. I filled it with 3mm cubic zirconias. Well over 100 of them, I guess. Then I strung it all together with sterling silver and white Swarovski crystals. I'll put it up for sale soon, but not until I get a chance to wear it. A necklace, just like a car, needs a good test drive.

If you want to make your own necklace, I have some similar sets of beads on my website this week. Hollow hearts with matching spacers. And not all of them are auto glass... I still use fancy Italian glass too. Visit the BeadShop and see! And if you're interested in this particular necklace, drop me a note. A good offer might just take it home.

2 comments:

Night Beader said...

Hi Kim,

The auto glass necklace is stunning and such a nice thing to do with glass from an accident. Thanks for sharing this lovely piece with us as well as your thoughts through your blog.

Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
nightbeaderatlarge.blogspot.com

Jean said...

Oh you and I think alike!!!