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Monday, April 21, 2014

Happy Easter Monday - Turquoise and Trees - Jewelry Makeovers

Two more necklaces that I have redesigned recently.  Major, major difference.  And, much, much improvement, IMHO.  My shop is beginning to feel so much more fresh to me and it has become more management as well.

 New Version.  Love this natural and rough turquoise ladder pendant.  I used some kambamba jasper daggers, yellow turquoise, chrysocola and chrysoprase beads.

I also used some vintage copper "knot" beads.  I've had these for a long time and have been hoarding them.

I tied the beads on Irish waxed linen.
Old version.

These focal beads were made by Gabriel.  I made a copper and beaded frame for them, used a porcelain bead, some very nice tiger ebony wood beads, and some very nice lampwork by CherylsArt.

I tied them all on Irish waxed linen.

I made it long, about 24" to accommodate the long 5" pendant.

The original.

In the past, I used a lot of waxed linen.  In fact, the original of this necklace was made on waxed linen, but I had gotten away from it.

I love the way it hangs and good quality linen will last a very, very long time.

The thing I didn't like, mostly, about the original is that I couldn't keep the polymer focal beads from twisting around.  That is why I went with the copper frame.

So do you want to see more?  I still have a few more things that I am redoing.  Check back.

But, be sure to check back Saturday, May 3, 2014, for the Reveal of Lori Anderson's 2014 Bead Soup Blog Party.  I have a lot of pretty things to show you.


Monique (A Half-Baked Notion) said...

Nice updates, Jean :) Hope your weekend was filled with all good things :)

potterygirl1 said...

Lovely pieces! I love how you use the linen, very organic great look!

Sharon Driscoll said...

Those are fantastic redo's and I just adore the first one. Excellent...and oh gosh Bead Soup is upon us and I better get my butt moving. Quickly.

Erika said...

Gorgeous again! I love the hand knotting on the first piece.
I've always liked that tree focal "triptych" and your redo really makes it stand out nicely.
I'm enjoying your redo posts :)