|(Next time I should probably write the deadline on my calendar, instead of in my head...)|
So I have been RIDICULOUSLY excited about this reveal. A while back, I received a package in the mail~ a necklace from Jeannie, as a participant in her third do-over challenge. All of us who participated, received one of her older pieces, one that she made when she first started doing jewelry-- in her words, an "old, tired piece" that she "won't" sell-- and our challenge was to transform it into something different and new.
Here is the piece I received:
|The glass colors are VERY subtle-- I had to put the piece against my watercolor paper, to show the color of the piece! In reality, it's much less bright. It's more like a watered-down shade, more like a white glass with a slight tint of color.|
|I figured, since I photographed the original on plain paper, it's only fair to do the same to mine~|
|I was so proud of this piece that as soon as I finished it, I woke Hubby up to show him!|
|You can see the square beads and the small faceted crystals much better in these next couple of photos~|
|I wish I remembered what the squares were made out of!|
Oh, and I almost forgot-- in addition to doing over Jeannie's jewelry, I also took apart one that my mom gave me-- the large amber-colored glass beads, between the blues towards the bottom, were taken from a bracelet that was past its prime:
|It's got three sections to it, design-wise~ this is one side, the one I took the beads from! See what I mean?|
|Close-up of the focal "bead"-- it's more like a component, but details-shmetails...|
Looks like it's time for me to do some hopping, and catch up on the A to Z when I'm done with that~ see you later!