I can't get enough of the kantha cloth...it calls to me from my stash. For this necklace I used three templates I made from a Tagua nut necklace I purchases at Tessuti Zoo in Pacific Grove, CA.
I've made other necklaces using this shape because I think it's bold without being overpowering.
I cut out two different pieces of kantha for each pattern piece so it is reversible. I kept the edges unfinished; I still love that look. The other side has lots of dark colors that didn't show up well in the photos so I didn't include them.
I sandwiched iron on stabilizer between the layers and used a running stitch with buttonhole thread to sew them together. Then I simply tied them together with the thread. It makes the whole thing as light as a feather.
While in Santa Barbara last month I visited Random. It's a shop that buys all kinds of stuff from furniture to plumbing supplies. They always have something that will be useful in sewing/making/constructing. My sewing pal, Janet, found these oval copper jewelry findings that I used as the connectors. Then I used an old eyeglasses cord made from kimono silk for around the neck.
I love to use what I have in my stash, it gives me more creative power than merely buying more stuff.