Truth: I saw a necklace like this about four years ago. Back before the days of Pinterest. Before the days of blogging.
Well okay, there were probably blogs then, but I didn’t have one, and I didn’t even read them yet.
When I was in graduate school, I mentored an undergraduate doing research in a similar field at the same sites I was collecting data. Her and I were big bird nerds together. When I saw a picture on etsy of a bird nest necklace made of wire and beads and showed her, she was all over it.
I didn’t make one then, but I never really forgot about the necklace and how easy it was for her to make it. She whipped that necklace up in only a few minutes, after buying all the materials she needed in a single Walmart shopping trip.
[We lived in a small town - Walmart was the only option, just so you know. Not that I actively avoid Walmart, I just don't seek it out. Especially for crafts. But this is getting off topic.]
Fast forward to last fall. Enter Pinterest.
I saw the necklace again and pinned it, thinking I’d make one really quick-like. (I think we know where this is going, don’t we?)
Fast forward a little more and I found a tutorial for the necklace. Not that I needed a tutorial to make it, but I started to think that the universe was conspiring to get me to make this necklace.
Still, I didn’t make it.
Fast forward again to a couple weeks before Christmas. I was still waiting for inspiration to strike to figure out the second part of my best friends’ present. Clearly, when looking for inspiration, one looks to Pinterest. Right?
So finally, years after initially seeing this necklace, I made one.
And then I made another. One for her and one for me.
It’s kind of like those super cool best friend necklaces that you used to have in the 80s.
Admit it. You had
a couple one. The hearts that were broken in half? And then you got into a fight with your best friend (it being middle school and all) and you threw it out or stopped wearing it?
You did. You so bought it at Claire’s Boutique at the mall too.
No? Just me? Figures.
But anyway, this necklace isn’t that one. It’s much cooler. Obviously.
Have you ever put off making something forever and when you finally made it, it was incredibly easy?
Anyone else have fickle middle school friendships?