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DIY necklace/ ogrlica koju sam izradila





There is a whole story behind this DIY. I've originally bought this anklet (they are also called ankle bracelets or ankle chains) when my nephew was about one year old for the purpose of being able to cook and watch over him at the same time (You know how little kids are). The anklet served its purpose and by the sound little bells made I knew where he was at any moment.  Perhaps I should have been born in India because I've always loved jewelry with bells or really any jewelry that has a sound to it as well, for example that sound that bracelets sometimes make (if you wear enough of them that is). Anklets in general always remind me on that episode with baby Krishna where is probably where I got the idea in the first place. ( Naturally I'm a complete geek and I have probably read most of the religious texts there are. ) Anyhow, anklet having fulfilled his purpose I've decided to turn it into a necklace with a bit of beads and wire. Pretty simple process, took me very little time to complete it. I like how it turned out. The intention wasn't to use the Christmas colours (red and green) or symbols (bells), but I guess that reference can also be made. Actually, I made it some time ago but I couldn't find it.

Postoji cijela priča iza ove ogrlice. Zapravo je to jedan od onih lanaca koji se nosi okolo gležnjeva ( nagležnica bi bila tvorba analogna narukvici, ali  taj izraz bi rijetko tko upotrijebio, možda  netko zaluđen tvorbom riječi u hrvatskom i koga nazivi prefiksalno sufiksalna tvorba, čisto slaganje i slično čisto griju oko srca, što ćeš, ima čudnih stvorova). Kupila sam ga kad mi je nećak bio skroz mali (oko godinu) da bi u svatkom trenutku znala gdje je (znate kakva su mala djeca, kuhate ručak, a ona nestanu negdje i onda traži po cijelom stanu/kući). Uglavnom poslužilo je svrsi i po zvuku zvončića znala sam točno gdje je u kojem trenutku. Uvijek sam voljela nakit koji proizvodi nekakav zvuk pa čak i onaj zvuk koji dobijete kada nosite više narukvica odjednom, eto možda sam trebala biti rođena u Indiji. Zapravo vjerovatno sam ideju za ovo dobila u onoj episodi kada majka pronađe Krišnu po zvuku baš ovakvih zvončića oko njegovih gležnjeva, koji u hinduizmu imaju i dodatna značenja, ali da ne duljim. ( Naravno da sam štreber koji je pročitao većinu religijskih tekstova) Uglavnom, odlučila sam pretvoriti ovo u ogrlicu i uz malo žice i perlica to bi bilo to, jako jednostavano, sviđa mi se kako je ispalo. Nije bila namjera koristiti Božične boje (crvena i zelena) i simbole (zvona), ali tako je ispalo. Zapravo napravila sam već prije nekog vremena, ali mi ga je netko otuđio (sumnjam na mamu.) 

Comments

  1. Very pretty, a nice DIY, you did great!

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  2. What a lovely necklace with a nice story, on that snapshot you looks like a real Indian girl:) Probably, because of make up, I don't know:) By the way, when do you celebrate Christmas in Croatia?
    Have a fabulous time!

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  3. Ciao

    Probabilmente hai scattato le tue foto in una zona d'ombra e l'immagine ha una tonalità blu. Quando scatti in situazioni simili, all'ombra, prova a sfruttare la funzione "bilanciamento del bianco" [white Balance] della tua fotocamera... in questo modo avrai colori più reali e brillanti. Per esempio, con la tua foto otterresti questo: ---> qui

    Scrivo in italiano perchè il mio inglese non è un granchè, ma se hai problemi proverò a tradurtelo.

    Ciao ed a presto :)
    Flavio


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    1. I know how you feel because I have the same problem with Italian. I can understand it but when I use it...it's not so good. Anyway, thank you for your comment. Today I've used an old cam, so I'm not sure what I have pressed and where should I find white balance on this cam, but thank you for explaining that. One day I really have to learn more about the technical aspect of photography.

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    2. Che fotocamera usi per scattare le tue foto?

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    3. Ok, I read in an earlier post, you use a Nikon coolpix P80.

      Here the instructions to set the White Balance:

      http://www.delmutolo.com/forum/img_upload/foto1312030846529612.jpg

      If you're not satisfied, to return to the Automatic White Balance, at the point 2 of the explanation, you selec "Auto", and then press OK

      Ciao :)
      Flavio

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  4. Geniale l'ideale di usarla per tuo nipote!! :D La trovo carina, io ho dei bracciali con quei campanellini!

    New post on lowbudget-lowcost Fashion Blog

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  5. Che carina! Anch'io li avevo usati per i miei bimbi! Caterina www.imieioutfit.blogspot.com

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  6. Dear Ivana, this was a great idea to use this ankle to hear where your nephew was, when he was little :) And as usual im impressed that your creativity develops a new idea after you don´t need furthermore this ankle for your nephew, because this necklace looks great and really good on you.

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

    www.dressedwithsoul.blogspot.de

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  7. Wondrful creativity. It is such a great idea what you've done.

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  8. Super ideja i priča iza ogrlice :) I taman složene boje za ovo doba godine

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  9. Super boje i super prica i naravno, odlican posao :-) Jako si mi lijepa na prvoj fotkici :-)

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  10. Lijepo si se nasminkala!" odlicno ti stoji sminkica!

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    1. hvala, malo sam se uljenila u zadnje vrijeme oko šminkanja pa mi treba malo prakse.

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  11. Baš mi je slatka i zanimljiva priča oko lančića :) I naravno, ogrlica je prelepa!

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  12. Even though it wasn't intentional its perfect for Christmas :), xoxo.

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