I used to be quite a dress maker, when I had the time I would quickly wizz up a skirt for the weekends shenanigans, no problem. As much as I still get enormous pleasure for using my sewing machine I find the quick results of jewellery making equally satisfying. I never throw a piece of jewellery away as I know that someday I'll be able to give it a new lease of life . This necklace I made up a few weeks ago is a perfect example of combining old bits and pieces and making them into something shiny and new (see previous example here). I hope you're inspired to do the same,
I begin by laying out all my materials to test out the colour palette - I find a mix of similar tones works best
Pots of beads - mix in beads from your existing collections
Thread, bead, twist and loop until you are satisfied with the overall look
The finished piece, I added a long piece of ribbon so I can wear at different lengths.