March 1, 2012

Outside the box


Did you hear? They are selling jewelry components now at Gander Mtn.! HAAA! Just kidding. But maybe it's a far stretch, I'd love to hear your opinions. I bought this set of two metal carabiners that have an irridescent glow to the surface. I immediately thought CLASP!!
Last night I played around... originally thinking I would use one as a clasp for a bracelet. Turns out it was a tad too small. SO then it turned into a necklace but the coolest part is, it still is convertible because if you use BOTH carabiners, it fits my 7.5 inch wrist perfectly. I suppose if you have a very small wrist, it would fit with just one.


I got in one more piece before retiring to the living room to watch Survivor (Great season btw!!)
This feminine necklace features one of Nancy's fancy pendants. I finally got to use these Strawberry quartz nuggets- they are just the sweetest beads ever. I hand-knotted some faceted glass up the back.



13 comments:

  1. Lorelei, how clever to use carabiners as a connector/clasp! Both pieces are beautiful. I love the bright colors you used in each.

    Happy March!

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  2. That is a so, so clever use for a carabiner!! You are going to make husbands all over so happy when their wives say - honey do you want to go to Gander Mt. with me!!! I love both pieces - wonderfully original.

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  3. I see a whole new line of jewelry for rock climbers.

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  4. Brilliant! I like the carabiner necklace idea but LOVE the bracelet even more. I have a small wrist!! Love your color combination and think you did a wonderful job thinking outside the box.

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  5. Beautiful! Love the color combos you chose.

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  6. LOVE the carabiners!! and I really love those strawberry quartz nuggets!!!

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  7. So many pretties! So what do you think of the women? Do you think the guys should keep helping them? And why did they keep Kat???? I thought that the older lady was a much stronger player. Love to have found another Survivor fan!! =D

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  8. I was ready to jump in my van and head to Gander Mountain! LOL
    Sweet necklace and bracelet!

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  9. I really like the bracelet version. And your necklace with Nancy's focal is just beautiful. I love the three sections of color. Strawberry quartz nuggets, oh my how gorgeous they are.

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  10. Love love love! Only a true artist would look at something at Gander Mtn. and see possibilities.

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  11. you clever girl. Very creative and beautiful pieces.

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  12. Jenny Steinbeck3/02/2012

    Lovely pieces. Where did you find strawberry quartz? It's really neat.
    Love the Italian notations on your blog "commenti"

    Best wishes--

    Jenny

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