Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Miscellany - Re-work


Vintage images courtesy of The Graphics Fairy

I've been doing some re-work this weekend. I had only used two of the three Renewal Trios colors in the necklace below, so I started working on how I might incorporate another color. I've added mother of pearl, shell heishi beads and some glass bicone beads and replaced the silver charm with a Keith O'Connor Porcelain Scallop Shell from The Beadin' Path.

Before


After


Then I happened upon a jasper (leopardskin?) and copper necklace I'd made some time ago and not only hadn't ever worn, hadn't ever listed or photographed. I decided it was time to re-work it.

I had used jasper beads and simple copper loops to form a chain, then I created a focal with more jasper and a copper wire Wig-Jigged into a looped form. I added some oval copper beads on simple loops, took a few beads and the focal and moved them up, plus a chain of smaller oval copper beads. Here's the current iteration:






Tomorrow I'll show you a mixed media earring project I'm trying...assuming things work like I hope.

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4 Comments:

Blogger JustATish said...

the re work is hot. i really like it. i love the leopard skin jasper necklace too!

August 18, 2009 at 7:16 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you! I kind of like the vintage-y look that happened with the jasper. It's different

August 18, 2009 at 8:30 AM  
Anonymous Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

Re-works are sometimes very important. Just did one today and man what a difference. You don't always get it right the first time. Sometimes just wearing the piece or leaving it alone for awhile will help you to redesign a piece so it works better.

Love your re-works. Turned out fabulous!

August 18, 2009 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you Cindy - I couldn't agree more that putting it out of my mind and then coming back to it "fresh" is really helpful when I'm not 100% satisfied with something.

August 18, 2009 at 4:12 PM  

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