Sunday, September 13, 2009

OOAK- Harley Necklace is Done!

We are a family of bikers.

Though Terry can't ride anymore because of his RA, his brothers and their kids all have bikes. One of my nephews has a shop making custom know, like Orange County Choppers.

When we were collecting items for a garage sale recently, I came across a Harley key chain. I didn't think much about it. I started choosing beads and made this necklace for my sister-in-law Judy.

I gave it to her Sunday and she loved it.

Instant Gratification!!


  1. ooak original is right! I bet you are going to receive rave reviews for this piece...In fact, why don't you write up the directions and sell it?? I like how you beaded the bail...i've never seen that before...and I was wondering how you made the "rope" of the necklace itself?

    I'm sure Judy did love it...and what a great use for an old key could submit that to one of those green craft magazines...everyone is looking for green ideas and this is a great one! Bravo!

  2. ooooooo very cool! I like it a lot, being a Harley mama myself way back....

  3. Wow... girl.. I love that... you definately got the colors right... I will still look for those hematite beads for you though..

    Love, Deb

  4. Carol, this is . . . GORGEOUS!!!

    I love the beading, the colors, and the fact that it is repurposed. Just beautiful!

    I totally agree with "Plays with Needles" - Sign me up to buy the directions! :-)

  5. OMG!! Awesome! that's the coolest!

  6. I think I commented on this somewhere else, but will do it again1 Very cool idea. Sometimes it's hard to find the right piece and this proves we can look everywhere for items to use in our pieces. Nice!

  7. I'm sure Judy was thrilled to receive your gorgeous necklace! We have a biker beader who takes a lot of classes in our guild, and is always dressed for biking - maybe she rides to the classes!

    Do you miss biking?


  8. Hi Carol...the Harley necklace turned out beautiful! I'm sure she just loves it and will wear it with pride.

    Great find too...if it's got a hole or you can peyote around works! XO ~Lisa

  9. That is stunning Carol ! There's a group or two of Harley riders here, love the bikes --could do with a wee less noise though :P They sound great on the highway ! Deep down a part of me is a biker, even though I've never been on one. I love the freedom they represent, how other bikers wave when they pass, the...if I could be so bold..the 'sensualness' of riding & getting all decked out in some pretty awesome gear. Kinda ruins the great look when you're all decked out but wearing some silly flip flops ! Lol ! Anyway, love the necklace, what a wonderful gift ♥ Tracy :)

  10. Hey cool! You are so creative.

  11. Oh my gosh, that is soooo gorgeous!!! I LOVE IT!!! :o)

  12. As A lover of wings , wow ! This is wonderful ! hugs , linda


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