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The Martha Craft Challenge, Project 79: Charm Necklace

It’s the last of the jewelry projects!

Here’s my version of Martha’s lariat-style charm necklace:

I chose an ocean theme for mine because I could only find a good selection of charms in the sea life category.

It’s kind of pretty. The biggest problem here is that the charms don’t really lay flat. Martha gives no instructions on how you are supposed to attach them, other than with jump rings. But since you kind of want some to lay on one side and others to lay on the other, you need to be precise about how exactly you attach them. After I few, I gave up, because I couldn’t really figure it out. I’d think it was going to work, and then I’d pick it up and they’d all go cattywampus and lay backwards.

The only other issue here is that it was BUCKS. Those charms don’t come cheap, if you buy gold-filled. So the cost adds up fast.

TIME INVESTED

About 1 1/2 hours

DIFFICULTY

Moderate

TOTAL COST

The charms were the bulk of the cost. They varied from $2.50 to $13.00 (that coral one was the most expensive).

  • charms, $44.85
  • gold-filled chain, 2 feet, $10.99 per foot = $21.98
  • gold-filled clasp, $0.75 each
  • gold-filled jump rings, 50 pcs for $20.00

Total cost = $87.58

Holy cow!

WAS IT WORTH IT?

No. Unless you really have a specific theme you want a necklace for, I don’t think the design is all that beautiful.

We now bid a fond farewell to jewelry and move on to marbelizing. Oh Lordy, you have no idea.

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