Last night Dana Lorenz of Fenton Fallon dumped out her precious craft box to let fashion bloggers have a go at creating their own Fenton Fallon-ish necklaces.
The tables were lined with all the bits and baubles that go into making that one-of-a-kind Fenton Fallon jewelry we love: heavy strips of chain in neon colors, fat strands of pearls, scraps of rhinestone costume jewelry, and much much more. It was overwhelming. Luckily there were martinis on hand (because there's nothing like a martini for making working with tiny jewelry pliers easier).
Lorenz gave a brief tutorial and then left us to our own devices (though she was on hand to offer help). I was pleased with my necklace but it was no Fenton Fallon. And excluding P.S. I Made This's Erica Domesek, who confessed that she was taking the materials home so she could perfect her necklace, everyone seemed a little flummoxed. Even when you've got all the materials to recreate a Fenton Fallon masterpiece, it's pretty hard to replicate the real thing.
The high-fashion arts and crafts sesh left us with a newfound respect for Lorenz's creative genius. We'll keep on blogging and leave the linking and plier-ing and crafting to her.