Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Revisit and Revamp

Well, my muse slipped completely. Rather than screaming for the nearest corner where I might sit and pull my lip- I just went back to finish some older projects. I'm nice and calm.

I also attempted to make some earrings. I say attempt because I couldn't manage much more than a few beads on a wire.

I made a BIG necklace, too. It occurred to me, with the force of a shiny ball peen hammer, that I have a LOT of beads that I never use. I attempted to use some up on quickie earrings and that BIG necklace.

The original:  The pendant was joined to the chain with a beaten copper triangle. It never really hung right.

The 2 above are the new piece. I removed the triangle and replaced it with a big, lime green, aluminum ring. It goes perfectly with the pearls and the flash of the spectrolite. 

You might remember this pendant from the speedbrite test. I decided to remove part of the swirl at the bottom and give it a patina. This, like the previous spectrolite, is very bright- they always amaze me.

The next imperial jasper pendant had some beads on it that I wasn't crazy about. I took apart a different necklace (a leopardskin jasper) and used those beads for this. I like.


And here is that big necklace. This was made purely to use up some big beads. Don't know what I'll do with it... I made this with Spring in mind before the weather turned chilly again.

Rhodonite and various stone beads natural and dyed with sterling -22 inches.
 And, here is one pair of earrings that I did. I really don't like photographing earrings, so I only got these done. Maybe I'll, at least, get the carved coral earrings photographed for another day.

Big natural MOP and Swarovski crystals with copper

And, that's it. I've just been puttering. Got some new stones today that inspired me, so maybe my muse with be tickled. :)

Do you think the aluminum jumpring on the green/gold spec piece will hold up?? I have never used a big aluminum jump ring like that before and I don't know how easy it will be to scratch up the color.


  1. LOVE these! I especially love that flashy blue purple one!!

  2. I'm also curious to see how your fancy green jump ring will last. My guess is that,without some sort of protective coating, it will scratch, but I have no experience with aluminum so I'm hoping you will keep us advised.

    I thought I was the only one who used pill bottles to store my scraps. And I have plenty of pill bottles if anybody needs them.


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