June 24, 2010

Rush is ON!


Today is THE day ~ the day that “Rush” begins for the Bloggerette Sorority over at Karen’s Some Days Are Diamonds. Our mission, should we choose to accept it, is to print out the Bloggerette’s picture and create something with it. Then blog about it. And include a photo of yourself. Up until that last part I was totally into this. However, the self-portrait thing isn’t exactly me. If it were up to me I would NEVER put a picture of myself on my blog (although I know I should put one in my little Google avatar thingy…one of these days).

Anyway , I was NOT in a sorority in college. I was what they called a “G.D.I.” or G** D***** Independent to be exact. Be that as it may, I must REALLY want to be in this Bloggerette Sorority if I’m willing to post my picture lol! Well, here goes.



Since I make jewelry, it was natural for me to create a necklace.



I printed the picture and placed it in this precious photo frame, hanging it on an antique brass chain and adding a pewter toggle. Then I added three hanging charms ~ one is a silver heart salvaged from an old charm bracelet, one a dangling silver and rhinestone gem and finally, a vintage purple faceted crystal bead, taken from an old pair of earrings. (I thought the purple went perfectly with the photo’s background color.) Oh, and I added the crown above the frame for effect.

And last but not least, here I am wearing the necklace, up close and personal.


I really am glad I finished the challenge because I absolutely LoVe the necklace! Hhhmmmm…maybe some other Sisters might like one as well? Who knows, maybe I’ll put some in my Etsy shop for the rest of the girls! lol! Anyway, I’m going to head on over to Some Days Are Diamonds and start checking out the links for some of the other sisters’ blogs. Can’t wait to see what they created! Thanks, Karen, for hosting this fun blogging experience!

26 comments:

debi said...

Hi Kathleen!

Your necklace is beautiful...love the crown, and the frame around the picture is sooo pretty!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, your necklace is stunning!!! I love it!! The crown is SOOO perfect!
HUGS,
Cindy
http://cindyadkinswhimsicalmusings.blogspot.com

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a beautiful necklace! Nice to meet you, Sister.

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

Great project!! Love the necklace - especially love the crown - after all we're all royalty, right?!?!

So good to meet a fellow sister!!

MosaicMagpie said...

This is one cute necklace Sister! And that crown adds just the right touch.
Debbie

Kim said...

Hello Sorority Sister! I love what you did with the picture and your blog is beautiful. Hugs!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

so, so cute....I am sure that you will be making more of them!! It is nice to meet you sorority sister.

JoAnne said...

Hi Kathleen,
What a beautiful necklace! Very creative sister.
xoJoAnne

Keetha Denise Broyles said...

Love, love, LOVE this!

Liz said...

Your necklace is wonderful! I love it!!! It is really pretty!

Good Job Sister!

~Liz

Karen said...

Kathleen!
LOVE THIS! I agree the purple goes so well, and I REALLY like the frame around the picture! And anything with a crown - good in my book! What fun!
Enjoy the party! Karen

Andi's English Attic said...

That is so lovely.
I've seen another sister made a minature of the picture and somehow it takes on a different, lovely quality when smaller. xx

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Kathleen, that is just a gorgeous necklace! You are so imaginative and creative, so impressive sister!

Nancy

Our Back Porch said...

Hello there Sista. You did a great job on your R*U*S*H project!! That necklace is AmAZinG!!! I am so excited about our sorority and all the F*U*N we will have!

Blessings from your Back Porch Sista,
Rebecca
from...
{Our Back Porch in Tennessee}

June said...

Kathleen I love your 'rush' project. it turned out just beautiful.

Lululiz said...

The necklace is so pretty! The Sorority pic is framed so beautifully, and I love the little dangly bits underneath it.

Amy P said...

Nice to meet you blog sister! LOVE the necklace :)

A Vintage Chic said...

So wonderful to meet you, Kathleen! What a gorgeous necklace you made out of our rush picture--just fabulous! Need to check out your shop!

So looking forward to getting to know you and our other new sisters better....isn't this fun?!

Julie from California

Charlene said...

Love that necklace! All you gals in the sisterhood are so crafty and talented! What fun to get to see all these lovely projects! I'll have to step up my game to keep up!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Charlene said...

Love the necklace! I'm enjoying seeing all the beautiful and creative projects you gals are making--I'm going to have to step up my game to keep up!

Charlene @ A Virtuous Woman

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, you clever girl! I love your necklace!!! Thanks for sharing.
xoxo
Donna

Brynwood Needleworks said...

PS. I'd love it if you listed some of your charm necklaces up in your Etsy shop!
xoxo
Donna

Jacqueline said...

That is absolutely adorable. I have seen the sorority thing around, but you explained it. Love the necklace and you look great wearing it. I didn't do the sorority thing either and look how great we turned out!

Barbara said...

Such a Beautiful necklace Kathleen! I stopped by to say hello and I've got to say your talent is impressive. Happy to meet you Bloggerette Sister!

Hugs XX
Barbara
Moore Whimsies

debbie said...

HELLO KATHLEEN, MY NEW SORORITY SISTER
I LOVE YOUR NECKLACE AND THE CROWN REALLY SETS IT OFF. YOU ARE VERY TALENTED AND A VERY GOOD EYE FOR DETAIL AND COLOR.
LOOKING FORWARD TO FUN AND FRIENDSHIP.
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE
IT TAKES ME A WHILE TO GET AROUND TO 200 PLUS SISTERS

Lynn Stevens said...

Great to meet you sister Kathleen, I'm a bit late but making my way through the list, What a Gorgeous piece you did. its heavenly!
Lynn

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