Lately, I've been loving my locs, but at the same time finding them a bit blah. In an effort to reduce the blahs I have considered attaching cowrie shells directly to the locs, but realized that they would have to be removed when I have my locs retightened. Instead I came up with the idea of making some loc jewelry. I dabble in jewelry making so I had some supplies on hand (multi use wire tool and beads, and a coarse emery board), but I had to go out and grab a spool of 20 gauge gold toned wire.
I also improvised some wire forms by using a few of my crochet hooks. The result appear below.
Simple Gold Coil
Fancy purple beaded coil
Cowry coil again
I also purchased some more dye. This time I'm using Clairol Textures & Tones in Cherrywood. Stay tuned for a post on the dye job.