On a recent pop into Anthropologie, I saw these incredibly colorful and totally unique necklaces by the London-based designer Akong. I instantly fell in love. They are like having a street fair around your neck. The way they combine fiber trim, leather, and metal is a totally fresh, yet primally decorative approach to jewelry. The technique is such a simple wire-wrap- I thought I'd try it and see what I could create using what I had. I adore the outcome! I think it's the best necklace I've ever made (although I say that after I make everything). It's very versatile and can be dressed up or down and paired with something basic or worn to a wedding perhaps. I'll see as summer wears on how many outfits this pretty piece ends up with!
|Another version avec pom poms|
|1. Use a long long 24 gauge wire and triple wrap end to start, then weave a strand of suede cord and rhinestones to a chain by looping through the chain. Loop in the end of a piece of decorative trim but leave loose.|
|2. Glue the trim to the back of the chain with Liquid Fusion. This will keep the trim from moving around. This process is being overseen by the police.|
|Perfect with summer chambray button down.|