So I just went to Blick art store, and I got some thin basswood skewery things. I liked them a lot. I had this idea for a cool negative space, rustic modern necklace. I took them home, all excited about my cool necklace, and opened a kitchen drawer, and what do I see? Skewers. Okay, so they're round, and the ones I got are more rectangular, but still. Anyway, what's done is done.
So first, I grabbed some of my fancy rectangular skewers.
Next, I cut one of them into four pieces about the size I wanted (only 3 of them are below, deal with it.)
Next, I took one of them and painted just one side of it silver with nail polish.
I really like it because it's a bit sparkly, and not just silver. I'm not really a glitter girl, but with the rustic vibe I think it balances out. Then, I just took my four pieces of wood and used a hot glue gun to glue them together.
I like the arrow shape, and the asymmetrical part. It's a little Katniss, right? So, next I just cut off the ends where they went on too long, and pulled off the extra glue bits.
Finally, I just added two jump-rings and put it on some cute leather cord I bought. I also made another charm like this one out of the normal skewers.
I really like them, even though they are a bit different from my normal funky style.