I love necklaces. And I love them colourful and loud. Dainty, small, and delicate are not my things. Here is some of my most favourite necklaces.
These are my birds. The newest one is the yellow macrame owl, it was bought from macraMe at Etsy and just came in the mailbox today. It’s sooo cute! But my favourite is the silver hummingbird, I wore it when I met my husband for the first time ♥♥♥
The red enamel with big gold chain is vintage Monet and it used to belong to my mother. It was often used as photo shoot property when I worked in fashion magazine.
I bought the whistle and citrine necklace from LoveErica at Etsy. The whistle really works! When I wear the necklace, Sidra would sneak on me and blow the whistle, startling me.
The silver fish was actually a leather brooch, bought from sacaclaques at Etsy. I sewed a jumpring on its mouth and put a vintage white chain on it. It strangely looks real, like a fish caught in a hook.
Here is other vintage necklaces that used to belong to my mother. The far right one has Chinese character on it, it used to have solid perfume inside. When I was little, I loved to play with the perfume and put it anywhere. Years later, the rest of the perfume had dried, so I cleaned it and put another solid perfume in it. I use Flying Fox solid perfume from Lush, the smells of jasmine reminds me of the old perfume.
There used to be more of my mother’s necklaces, but I’ve given them away when I moved to Japan. I only brought two big suitcases to Japan, everything else was left behind and given away.
As if I don’t have enough necklaces already, yesterday I made one myself. It is actually a blatant knock-off of the ‘Burst of chiffon’ necklace by Anthropologie (picture courtesy of Anthropologie).
The Anthropologie one is made with green chiffon, but I just used some orange fabric scraps. The colour has gradation of orange with gold-bordered round shapes on it. This necklace was very easy to make, it’s actually just a strip of fabric ruffled in the middle. As my fabric is a bit stiffer than chiffon, the upper part is not as droopy as the Anthropologie necklace.
I use vintage gold chain with white plastic beads on it, and attached a pair of red crystal on the ends. Then I suddenly got this idea of attaching a tiny locket on one of the end. I will put tiny lovely pictures inside it! More necklace to love!