In the spirit of P.S. I Made This, I saw this cute little neckace from Ann Taylor and thought it would be fun to make my own version. I don't do a lot of jewelry making but I loved the pink ribbon combined with the gold and the crystal drops.
So off I went to Michaels for supplies. I decided to do two versions, one in silver and one in a gold. I would say I felt a bit limited in terms of chain and crystal options, not having exactly what I hoped for, but I found some pretty good options. I didn't take a lot of supplies - 1 package of chain each, the crystals, 1 spool of pink grosgrain ribbon and jump rings and clasps (enough for more projects too)
I ended up using 24 inches of chain each because they get compressed when you thread through the ribbon, losing about 4 - 6 inches. I wanted the crystals to hang down so this length worked out perfectly.
I used little briolets for the gold version. I may go back to get more so I can continue them up, more like the inspiraiton piece.
For the silver, there were two sizes of the crystals in the packet so I took advantage of that to creat a more dangly piece.
All in all I spent about $50, including for the clippers, to make two necklaces with material to spare. As P.S. I Made This says - I saw it, I liked it, I made it!