March 27, 2008
365 Necklaces


Following on the heels of the 40x365 project (though not too hot on the heels since that one ended nearly a year ago) where I wrote about someone every day for a year, I have begun a new year-long challenge. Since March 18th I have been creating a new necklace daily and will either give them as gifts or post them for sale on Etsy.

These aren’t just necklaces, though. They are diary entries, too. Each one is a word or phrase encoded in binary and explained in the item description. Maybe it sums up my day, or reports the weather, reflects my mood, or expresses something on my mind. I also have a few old friends, mathematical constants, in the mix because they are just so beautiful and some random things because sometimes there is nothing to really say in a necklace diary entry.

sunshine (27 March 2008). It was a lovely sunny day today.

I have tried to make the prices reasonable and any profits will go to environmental and social charities in Japan. I take special requests so if you have a message you want to wear around your neck, contact me through Etsy, please.

You can keep tabs on the project by looking at the “Mini Etsy” in the sidebar of my or visit

Posted by kuri at March 27, 2008 09:46 PM


Wow, that is a very cool idea. And the necklaces are great! I may have to make a purchase. :)

Posted by: jenny on March 28, 2008 12:33 AM

I love this idea. The non-poetic days will be fun ones to bead, although they probably won’t be hot sellers:

Forgot Recycling.

Ripped Underpants.


Posted by: Jenn on March 28, 2008 05:35 AM

Oh - I just bought one!! Just bring to me next time I see you - hey that will be tomorrow.

Posted by: T on March 28, 2008 02:41 PM

The necklaces are great! I love the pi and phi ones, and know people who could appreciate them…maybe even figure it out without being told. I suppose trying to make one of my own (I’ve been accumuating beading supplies) would be intellectual theft. *sigh* Must look at yours again.

Posted by: Rebecca on March 29, 2008 01:11 PM

They seem to be selling well.

Posted by: T on March 31, 2008 02:05 PM

A lovely idea and nicely executed!

Posted by: Jb on April 6, 2008 10:27 AM
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