Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday Miscellany - Re-work Finished, Maybe...

If you read my Saturday post, you might remember I mentioned I was going to do some re-work on this necklace:


Unlike the gunmetal and garnet, I didn't take intermediate pictures, although now I wish I had. The design went through several trial and error phases before I settled on something. Here's what it looks like now.


I took over half of the lilac cathedral beads off of the necklace, replaced them with round faceted Czech glass beads, added extra vermeil spacers and glass roundell spacers between them to go around the side and back of the neck. Then I positioned and re-positioned those lilac cathedral beads into various configurations using gold filled eye-pin links and a few clear glass beaded links as well.

This was very tedious work, but I think worth the effort. I've put it out of sight for now and will give it a fresh eye in a day or two before I declare it 'done'. Now I have to go de-list from Artfire since the original no longer exists!

Speaking of ArtFire - I posted on Saturday that I'd listed my lava stone and red ceramic necklace and put the word out on Twitter as well. Then I got busy doing stuff (mostly the necklace above) and didn't visit Twitter or check my email for several hours. I took a peek at Twitter and saw that PandorasBones had left me a tweet saying she'd bought the necklace and forgot to ask for the extender chain option. Call me gobsmacked! I'd never sold something so quickly and that I could attribute directly to mentioning a post on Twitter about! Needless to say, I'm pretty glad I use Twitter.

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Anonymous Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Great job on the Re-work Dawno! The second version has much more drama and substance. Hope it sells quickly like your other piece did!

I am loving Twitter as well! Making lots of new polymer clay and jewelry making friends and find it's a great way to quickly communicate tips and things that I wouldn't write a whole post about.

I enjoy seeing you there and seeing what's going on in your world too!

June 15, 2009 at 11:22 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you, Cindy, for your encouraging comments - and Twitter is fast becoming my favorite place on the web, exactly for the reasons you mention!

June 15, 2009 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

amazing! i can't believe what a difference it made

June 15, 2009 at 4:03 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Yep, whole new necklace. Still not totally sure about it.

June 15, 2009 at 4:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it works now!

P J Evans

(Is there a rule of thumb on how much longer an eye pin should be than the bead that's going on it?)

June 15, 2009 at 6:22 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

PJ, Thanks! As for a rule of thumb, I try to get as little wastage as possible, so I put the bead on a pin and eyeball it to estimate if it'll be right, but I don't know a formula.

June 15, 2009 at 6:31 PM  
Anonymous Laurie Ashton Farook said...

I like the second one better. It feels more, I don't know, balanced perhaps? And I would call it done. It looks nice!

June 15, 2009 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thanks Laurie! Looks like the weight of opinion is that the re-work is better and *done*

I really appreciate all the input!

June 15, 2009 at 8:46 PM  

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