A lot of the pieces I do are custom orders. Recently I received a custom order for a Rihanna necklace using a photo chosen by the customer. I’ve heard of Rihanna, and was pretty sure she is a singer, but that’s as far as my knowledge of her went. I did a little searching in hopes that I could get a feel for the style required for this necklace.
First, I tackled the part I was comfortable with… the peyote chart.
Next I attached the peyote swatch to a felt backing and added edging and fringe.
Finally, I added the necklace straps and finished with a linked beaded chain.
Although this custom order fell through in the early stages of planning, I am glad I went through with the challenge. I wasn’t really sure what to expect from myself as I had never done anything this far out of my style zone before.
What I learned from this piece: Show up at your passion. Let it guide you. Enjoy the ride!