Wednesday, May 13, 2009
I found the large, striped beads and knew I wanted to create dangles with them for a necklace. This was so much fun I have started a bracelet which will have 50 dangles connected to chain, of course they will be made from smaller beads.
This is a shorter length necklace that would look good with a round or V-neck top.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This is a pendant made to hang from a silver omega, requested by a friend to make for her using her shell. I loved the graceful swirl of holes down the right side of this one. Shells make beautiful jewelry, I will start looking through my small collection, hmm......
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
While disassembling a lot of the family pieces to refurbish and reuse I was struck by the beauty of the oldest clasps and chains that were used years ago to finish and secure necklaces. I had this brooch we removed the soldered pin from, the triangular filigree centerpiece of the pendant, and decided to hang an assortment of these great clasps from the pendant. I like pendants with lots of motion and this one has that! I used some antique silver beads, mixed with my late mother-in-law's Swarovski crystal beads and made this necklace. Since it is comprised of family pieces, I will proudly wear this one myself so it won't be for sale. However, if it gives anyone an idea to do something similar with their older pieces, I thought I would show it here. I would be happy to redesign someone's treasures like this into something more updated yet charming, sentimental yet fun.