Friday, April 29, 2016

Take Part in the Creative Process - A New Option for Necklaces in My Etsy Shop

A few times in the past, I've written posts that highlight what I've sometimes called my "weedy" necklaces.  They feature multiple strands in wire and/or fiber, crocheted with beads.  Each necklace is one-of-a-kind, and each strand in each necklace is unique.  I think my favorite part of the process is choosing colors and materials! I pull out my stashes of wire, threads, yarns, beads and play around with them until I get combinations I'm happy with.

It's been particularly enjoyable to make my "weedy" necklaces (actually, I've taken to calling them my Gossamer Tangles' Signature Necklaces) for weddings.  I get the bride's input on colors, length, number of strands, and other details and then I use those guidelines to create my necklace design. Making these necklaces for my daughter and her bridesmaids was something I will always treasure -- it gave me a unique feeling of connection to that beautiful day!

Now, I've decided to open this option up to anyone who wants to be part of the creative process of designing one of my "Signature" necklaces.  I've created listings in my Gossamer Tangles Etsy shop that allow you to choose how many strands you'd like your necklace to include (3-6), the type(s) of materials it will be created from (wire, fiber, or both), the length of the necklace (16 inches - 24 inches), the colors or color families you'd like (1-6) and the metal for the clasp (silver, gold, antique silver, antique gold, brass, antique copper, or gun metal).

Listing for Customizable Three Strand Necklace
Listing for Customizable Four Strand Necklace
Listing for Customizable Five Strand Necklace
Listing for Customizable Six Strand Necklace

Gossamer Tangles Etsy Listing for 5 Strand Customizable Crochet Beaded Necklace

Here's a little sample of some of the necklaces of this type that I've created in the past:

I can't wait to see what types of creations my customers and I will come up with together!  This should be lots of fun for me and for them.  If you're interested, just check out the listings in my Etsy shop!