They have their moment in my mind, usually when I’m first all fired up with an idea, and then they either work or they don’t, and I move on and forget all about them.
So it was with my statement necklace.
I spent quite a while making extra buttons and sewing it all together, but then I forgot all about it.
I think it’s because I haven’t found an occasion to wear it yet.
It started life as a few buttons left over from making other things. I decided to “utilise” them, as I hate wastage. The ribbon was another bit of salvage – it arrived wrapped round some pyjamas bought for lad from Primark!
So I didn’t start out by choosing fabrics to fit with my wardrobe – which means it doesn’t, really.
Three of the buttons are offcuts of a frock adapted from an Indian salwar kameez made from Liberty lawn. I found it in a local charity shop – a most unusual and serendipitous find for £3!
I wore the frock in Australia. If I wear the frock, I could wear the necklace with it.
But it’s a summer thing.
It’s still just too darn cold for it at the moment. I am writing this sipping hot tea, swathed in the thickest cardi I own, my legs swaddled in woolly tights. When will Summer finally deign to arrive, I wonder?
My necklace also suffers from being a little bit floppy. I think I need to stiffen it up a bit by stitching on a backing, so that it doesn’t droop when I wear it.
After all, it would be no good making a limp statement, would it?!