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Monday, March 26, 2012

It's Taken A Long Time, But I Did It

You might remember seeing this stone in my series, "What I Look For in a Stone". This Succor Creek Jasper has a very geometric pattern that begged to be wrapped just like this.


I knew from the first time that I saw it that I was going to do this. The problem is that I tried faaaar too many times to get it right. It looks simple, but it turned out not to be. I gave up on it so many times and threw it back in the box, just to retrieve it again. I knew I could do it, I just had to try one more time (a few times).


Yet again, persistence paid off. I'm still not entirely happy with this, but I know that I was going in the right direction. I may take it apart and do a couple things a little differently. If I do I'll let you know. :)

Have you ever had a project that you just couldn't let go of and eventually succeeded in finishing?

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 Edit:  Ok, It's been an hour since I wrote that and I already changed something. That bottom piece was getting on my nerves. When I designed it, I thought I needed it, structurally, but I didn't. I like it better now. :)

Masculine Succor Creek Jasper Fabulous Graphical Pattern Necklace UNISEX
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10 comments:

  1. WOW! I really had a heartstopping moment, it's so brilliantly totally Art Deco.
    I have one or two Succor Creek pendant beads, and the stone is soooo Art Deco in itself, so I'm glad this one picked you out for being wrapped. ;-)

    I did like the bottom piece, but I admit (reluctantly), it's better without.

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    1. LOL! I am so tickled you like it so much!! I love this simple stone. It was cut so perfectly. I do feel like it picked me out. It's funny, there are some stones that I know immediately what I want to do with them. It might take awhile before I can figure out how to do it, but I always try to stick to the plan.

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  2. Hey Tela, Amazing, I too liked the bottom piece but agree it is better without! This stone is incredible and once again, you have created a wrap that showcases the stone.

    I can give up on pieces, yet, when I do go back to them, they can often be rescued. The rescued piece is something I am pleased with...usually!

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    1. Thanks, Christine :) Sometimes, it's just nice to walk away and come back with a fresh approach. I did that with this one more than once. :)

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  3. I love the final version! It's perfect for the stone.

    I have a piece in my unfinished jewelry pile that's driving me bonkers. It's a pink sequin collar that was... sticky. It turns out, it's the white thread I was using. Now I have to wait until I can buy a nice cone of white before I work on it again.

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    1. Thanks, Sarah! Sticky? Does that mean you have to take it apart and start all over?? I'm really sorry about that, I know your work is so time consuming (and beautiful).

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  4. I LOVE it the way you re-did it! From the moment I saw it, I thought that didn't belong in there, but who am i to judge the wonderful Tela, lol!!!! It is totally, completely perfect now. You always end up with the bestest way to showcase a stone :-D
    Arya

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    1. Thank you, Arya and you used one of my favorite words- bestest :) That wire was really buggin me and had to go! LOL!

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  5. It DOES look better without the bottom piece! I really like the clean lines and earthy colors of this piece. Very nice!

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    1. Thank you! The colors are really cool in person, they looked like they are fired on ceramics. I have some similar beads... hmmmm come to think of it, they'd make a nice necklace for this. LOL!

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