Tuesday, April 26, 2011

big pendant - quick fix

My husband brought back from one of his trips this amazing amethyst pendant. 

Consider these facts: I looooove amethysts, I love big chunky pendants, and I love raw stones. 
He hit the spot not one but three times! 
Ever since I had this (it's being about 3 years, I believe) I'm been wearing it with some cords or leather cords necklaces... not that I didn't like the result, but I wasn't completely happy with it, either.
On Easter Sunday, (was such a pretty day here in NYC) I decided to wear a purple cotton wrap top and my big, chunky, raw amethyst... ... Tried it on with the cord... neeeeh. 
... Tried it on with the leather cord... neeeeh.
Guess what I had in my ribbon stash? 

- some violet satin ribbon - I believe it was part of the wrap of a present :)
- some light lavender organza
- some random purple mesh ribbon
- then I remembered that for some past projects (one of the very many) I had some purple beads
- 2 split rings 
- and I can never run out of clasps... 

I made:
- 1 strand of purple-ish tube beads
- 2 strands of purple beeds
- 2 strands of satin violet ribbon
- 3 strands of the random purple mesh ribbon
- 6 strands of light lavender organza 
Wrapped all around the split rings and sew and fray checked the tails, and...

About 15 minutes later...
... what do you think?
Me? I love my raw amethyst even more now!

update p.s.:  to keep the "twisty" look, I  wrapped it really tight and heated with my hairdryer, and let cool down.
when I put it on, I twist it more than I would like, close the clasp on my neck and will untwist just enough !

xox, d.

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  1. I love this! So clever yet so simple!

  2. Certainly a hell of a lot better than a leather cord. Looks divine!

  3. thanks! it's so easy and fast, and adds a nice touch to anything! i'm about to make another one now :)

  4. It's beautiful! I love the use of ribbons in a necklace, and the amethyst is great too, i love precious stones in jewellery. :)
    How do you get the ribbons to remain twisted like that? Don't they lose their twisted-ness, if you know what i mean? Hehe...If you can help me out, i'd appreciate it if you could email me at naturallymecreations@gmail.com, tnx! :)

  5. Wow. I LOVE this! Can you get me a pendant like that? (visiting from Someday Crafts)

  6. Great idea. I have some big pendants I have not been wearing.

  7. SO fun! I love the deep purple color! Thanks for adding how to get the ribbon twisted, I would never have known!

    Thanks for linking up!


  8. This is gorgeous! I love how it turned out! I wouldn't have thought to use ribbon for making a necklace.

    [visiting from Nifty Thrifty Things]

  9. You really do think outside the box too...I love that, and this is a gorgeous piece!

  10. I'd love to see it on you to see just how big it really is!!I am your newest follower! Hope you stop by to see me. Your blog is way too cute!!



  11. STUNNING, Donatella! You TOTALLY hit the jackpot for me with this one! I hear bells/sirens going off and angels singing (OK, a slight exaggeration...)!

    1. I'm a February baby, so amethyst is my birthstone.

    2. Even before I was old enough to comprehend that, my favorite color was purple - still is.

    3. Since I was old enough to toddle around, I've been rockhounding - RAW CHUNKS (especially crystals) are SO cool!

    So, of course, keeping all the aforementioned in mind, RAW AMETHYST is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE rock/gem!

    OK, Deborah, shut up, already!

    This is GORGEOUS! Thanks for the how-to, also!

  12. Gorgeous. Just love the purple and the style with ribbons.

  13. What a great way to hang your gorgeous amethyst.

  14. Great Idea..I just bought some big pendants from nepal and was wondering what to do with then..thanks

  15. Great idea and job, Donatella! Love it!
    Thank you so much for linking this up as well!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}


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