Year of Jewelry ~ Week 24

Ok - just so we're clear; 
I know my last YOJP post was for Weeks 19 & 20.
I am still playing catch up.
(I did Week 21 also, I just neglected to blog about it. My bad)

AND, as you know, I don't always follow the prompt for the weekly theme,
but I am actually skipping 22 & 23 (for now)
to post for Week 24.
The theme is "Commitment".
This seemed to fit the theme on so many levels☺ lol.

The pendant was actually  my entry for  
I was determined that I would actually DO something with the pendant so that
it didn't have to spend another two years waiting.

I had seen a necklace design in the
February 2013 issue of  Jewelry Stringing.
The design was a winner of the 2012 Bead Star Contest
for the "stones" category and was designed by Darcy Alice.

As usual, I didn't follow the pattern exactly,
(do I ever?!)
I re-did the side on the right THREE different times,
re-knotting, rearranging, etc.
and I could not get the two sides to look even and balanced.
This was over the course of about two weeks off and on and I was getting
increasingly frustrated, annoyed and generally ...pissed off!
(The design is NOT that difficult!  What IN THE HELL is wrong with me???)
~Commitment~ ( possibly of another kind☺)

I was seriously contemplating tossing it back into the To Do pile.
But by this time I had put enough time and effort into it that  I was going to finish it 

I finally thought I had it.
I started knotting the cords (again) to add the cord ends and noticed the 
knot on the right was larger than the one on the left.
OMG!!!....???  .... DUH!
Somehow, while I was knotting the pendant,
(at the very beginning)
instead of having 10 cords on each side,
I had ended up with 9 on one side and 11 on the other.

I didn't have a snowball's chance in hell
of making both sides look balanced!
I felt like an idiot but at least I wasn't going insane☺
And, there you have it.....


  1. Ειναι παρα πολυ ομορφο το κολιέ που έχεις φτιάξει !!!

    Είμαστε πολυ μακριά αλλα θα περνάμε απο το blog σου για να βλέπουμε με και τις φωτογραφίες σου

    Kisses from Greece ........


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