Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Tuesday Tidbits - Put on Your Sunglasses!

This is probably the most "glam" piece I've ever attempted. I was dazzled by some chessboard Swarovski rhinestones i saw on Artbeads and decided to grab them back when they were having a great sale. I'd also previously acquired oval sterling jump rings, amazonite cubes (not in stock) and some non-tarnish silver Artistic wire from them. I bought the aqua Swarovski to go with those amazonite cubes as I had a design idea in mind.

Late last week as I was linking together the amazonite bits to the Swarovski's, I realized I needed sterling chain, so I got that as well, this time using one of their coupons to get a bit of savings - be sure you either sign up for their newsletter or check the coupon specials (there's a link on their hone page) before finalizing your order!

Wave the magic wand (well, really work for days on it) and create version 1.

Not exactly there, though, but I took a picture so you could see the changes. A couple hours later, version 2:

Liking version 2 better, so far. Will put aside for a while before deciding if it's done.


I just couldn't stop fiddling - made it a 3 layer necklace by adding satin ribbon tie-back. Added advantage that length becomes more adjustable. Pondering embellishment to ribbon...

Speaking of Artbeads - if you're on Twitter, don't forget to do the "Tweet Your Prize" contests! Today's ends at 9 a.m. Pacific but perhaps there will be another one up later this week, so check that link daily!

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Blogger Bev's Jewelry said...

Love the asymmetrical design too.

June 16, 2009 at 7:01 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you. It's a challenge for me as I'm a huge fan of symmetry. Sometimes, though, it just has to be different to work.

June 16, 2009 at 7:40 AM  
Blogger JustATish said...

girl! this is cur-AZZY!!!

June 16, 2009 at 9:12 AM  
Blogger The Sick Chick said...

The fiddler in me would put something on those top two cross chains too! :)

June 16, 2009 at 5:16 PM  
Blogger Lisa said...

You know, I have to tell you my stomach did a flip flop when I saw those beads, wow! What a great design and I just LOVE the diversity the cording provides. Very special!

June 16, 2009 at 8:00 PM  

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