Sometimes I branch away from sewing because a need arises than only crafting can fulfill. This weekend I had the opportunity to see one of my all time favorite bloggers-turned-author, Jenny Lawson aka The Bloggess, and I decided that I needed something special for the book reading\signing… a Rory necklace (you can even sort of see him in the photo on the left). Rory is the stuffed raccoon that is on the cover of her latest book, Furiously Happy (if you haven’t had a chance to read it, I highly recommend it – I liked it even more than Let’s Pretend This Never Happened). While the necklace is just like the others I’ve made in the past, I wound up having to make the chain myself because the ‘charm’ already had a bail attached that only very thin chains would fit through. Even though I had a chain that would work, they didn’t have clasps attached – which means I built the necklace from scratch! That’s a first and I have to admit, it didn’t look bad in the end.