It is Flag Day. I must interrupt my schedule and make a necklace to wear tonight--an all American red, white and blue necklace.
The inspiration is a Suspended Pearl necklace that my mother gave me years ago. It is very Type 1, all circles and bubbly.
The necklace matches my Fireworks Earrings that I made some years ago. I love to dress up for the holidays.
The pearls were attached with glue--no knots or crimps. I decided to try that myself. First I tried my secret weapon fingernail polish. It just wouldn't work. Then I tried my Insta-Fix Adhesive--More than 3 times stronger. It will bond anything together. That should be a warning. The first attempt I set it on my metal ruler to make them a half inch apart. Got to the end and OH, OH they were all stuck to the ruler. I had to cut them off with my wire cutter. Not good. Now, here's the bond anything together/3 times stronger part. Like any other super glue it bonded my fingers to everything instantly.
I was telling people about my blog and hinting that I hoped to get some sales and, of course, someone wanted one like the stars. Not in this lifetime. It is pretty, but a one of a kind. I never want to make it again. Holidays are coming--you may see more patriotic jewelry. It's my thing!