This post is going up while I am on vacation in New York visiting my sister and her girlfriend. I’ve been looking forward to this trip. I go every year, but this year I’m going a bit earlier than usual and that allows me to do things like go to the Brooklyn Flea Market, which is usually closed by the time I get there.
I had decided it would be fun to make something for Free Art Friday and drop it in New York. I made some earrings. Someone in Bushwick will get and enjoy these, I hope!
I also was thinking about what jewelry to take with me. I like to travel light, but I like to wear jewelry every day. I decided to make a simple necklace that would go with anything that I could wear while I was there. Problem solved!
I’ve seen this style of necklace many times, and it is deceptively simple looking. The pieces kept blocking each other and not hanging right. I think I’ve got a good combination now, but I have greatly renewed respect for people who excel at this style. I used a leaf by Contents Jewelry, a lovely rustic bead by JeraLunaDesigns (with a Vintaj bead cap) and a little WoolyWire drop. I’m pretty in love with WoolyWire, and if I have any vacation money left when I get home, I think it will be going to the WoolyWire store because this used up most of my dwindling stock.
I dream of finding some great beading stuff at the flea market, but I know that doesn’t always happen. If not, I can take solace in the food carts! By the time I get home, it won’t quite officially be fall (that is September 22nd) but for many of us, post-Labor Day seems like the start of the season. I had a wonderful summer; I hope you did too!