Monday, June 8, 2009

Monday Miscellany - The Day Job, New Necklace

Today through Wednesday I'll be attending a conference in San Francisco, related to the day job, so I won't have much time to make anything or share much here. Since it's relatively close to home, I won't be staying at the conference hotel and that means getting up early each morning to get ready and drive up to the city. Because I'm not a morning person, it'll be a challenge. I'll still try to get something posted, but apologies in advance if it's not up to my usual output.

I've been working for a few days on a triple strand necklace with rhodonite beads and pendant. I had to re-work it several times (thank goodness for Scrimps!) but I'm pretty happy with the final piece.

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At first I didn't have the spacer bars in it, but I didn't like the way the lower strand hung with the heavy pendant so I dug out the 3-hole spacer bars and re-strung the whole thing. Then I had to play around with the lengths of each segment to get the right curve in it.

The thing about this work that is quite different (for me) is that it's almost entirely rhodonite stone - no silver spacers or beads which I would normally add. I just wanted the colors, textures and shapes of the stones to be the focus.

Here's the clasp - I've had this for quite some time waiting on just the right piece for it.

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Blogger Bev's Jewelry said...

Beautiful necklace. I like you use of the spacers. Professional touch.

June 8, 2009 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks Bev! I wore it today with a matching lanyard and earrings, and got a lot of nice compliments from the mostly female attendees at the conference.

June 8, 2009 at 7:33 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

I'm sure you did get comments, this is so pretty and i like the fact the stones can speak for themselves, nice idea! Have fun at the conference!!

June 8, 2009 at 8:01 PM  

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