Well, so much for wordpress saving what you have done, I have to start all over !! I had posted a picture and then tried to post another and it jsut froze up, so lets try that again !!
I worked on some new items yesterday and had a blast. I had a pile of wonderful goodies from a necklace I took apart that I had bought at a serious discount at Chicos, and here is what I did yesterday !!
I had bought a necklace at Chicos really cheap on clearance last month, it was 98 bucks and I got it for 22, which is a great deal !!!
I took it all apart and yesterday got elements of it out, with some other chain and elements
Now this first piece I actually made a few weeks ago with some dyed stone chunks I got from the Bead Market in April. I used some black barrel swivels for fishing to connect the stones together after putting a bead wire through them and looping each side. I used some small fire polished black bead accents and used a couple of interesting chains for the necklace and earrings, but this was not really part of what I did yesterday, but just wanted to share it !!
Okay, this is a nice chain and an and older clasp I had taken from another piece. For the first of my items from yesterday.
It is not in order because I cannot get wordpress to put the pictures where I want them so I have to kind of roll with it. I got it a bit better today but messed up some.
These are the earrings to the necklace I started showing before, I used a rhyming dictionary to hang them on to photograph !!
I used one of the sides of the Chicos necklace to make a pendant, still have one, so I can make something else fun with that !!
I added some chain and some beads and fresh water pearls to make this pretty pendant. I got out of my comfort zone, I tend to be very symetrical when doing bead work and I did each side of the necklace completely differant and each earring had a slightly differant silver colored oval on it. Pretty edgey for me !!
Then I worked on this bracelet which is completely differant than anything I have ever done. A lot of it comes from that Chicos neckalace , again, really out of the box for me !!
I made the clasp myself out of wire and hammered it to harden and flatten it, came out pretty good, not perfect, but I like the hand made look of it, so I am happy with it !!
You can see the abalone shell charms from the chico piece, they are very heavy and good quality and so pretty, they just glow !!
This piece is made from some ceramic beads that look like stone from two necklaces I bought at a craft, antique type place we found on a trip we took a few months ago. I really liked the look of them and added some chain and black faceted glass beads . I chose not to put a clasp because it easily slips over my head. I love that chunky chain I hung the pendant from !! Before I strung the pendant and earrings on the wire, I curled the ends and hammered them for a pretty effect and I like the f lattened hand made look. YOu cannot really see it in the pictures of the earrings, these were taken last night in the house under a lamp which made them very yellow. I will retake before I list these items on artfire.