Saturday, June 20, 2009

An "I'm Not Really Here" Saturday Post

I'm visiting with my family this weekend and won't be able to do a 'real time' post, so I've prepared this in advance and am setting it up to publish automatically today (same goes for tomorrow's post, too).

On Wednesday I put up a picture of my little laptop DIY workbox with some pieces I was fiddling with. They're still works in progress and here's where I currently am with those same pieces.

This first one is the copper choker frame and peach glass drops. The circles and wire wrapping just didn't work out right, so I unwrapped the copper wire and took off the circles, put on these copper beads as spacers between the peach glass drops on the vintage copper coated steel chain.

It felt unfinished still, so I tried stringing the choker form with chain. Hmmm. Nope.

The beads may have to go...I've put this aside for now so no more version pictures today, will update next week.

The second necklace had one pearl between two copper spacers. Then I remembered I had these gorgeous Swarovski faceted briolette drops in Mocca. I unstrung the beads and put a small middle-amber hessonite bead after a pearl then the briolette, another hessonite bead and another pearl. This I really like. Now I have to get more briolettes, I didn't have enough, on top of wating for the rest of the spacers to come (they shipped today).

Since I will have given these to my sister by the time this posts, here are the earrings I made for her using Champagne color dyed freshwater pearls I bought at the Rings & Things road show in March plus a green coin pearl, also from Rings & Things. The ear wires and eyepins are gold filled and they're set on a gold plated curb chain I got from Rings & Things, as well.

Hope you're having a wonderful weekend so far. Come back tomorrow for Dawno's Weekly Wanderings Around the Beadosphere post!

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Blogger A Beaded Affair said...

Great pieces. I just love copper too. Versatile, beautiful and priced right. Lovely work.

June 21, 2009 at 1:03 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you, Lois

June 21, 2009 at 10:18 PM  
Blogger Dave Robertson said...

Digging the earrings! Displaying the pearls on a nice clamshell adds just the right tone.


June 22, 2009 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks (again!) Dave! My sister seemed genuinely thrilled with the earrings, too. I love those pearls, wish I could have gotten more!

June 22, 2009 at 8:28 AM  

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