Saturday, October 4, 2008

Peacock Fairy, quite contrary, how does your Anne Choi grow?

Wasn't that a nursery rhyme? Mary, Mary quite contrary....

Okay, anyway.... in a previous blog I talked about how my original necklace with my Anne Choi beads became one of those designs that made me lay awake at night wondering how to improve it. The original necklace was of a length meant to be worn on a bare neck with a neckline that allowed that. I wore the necklace like that a few weekends ago and because the owl beads are so substantial, they did not lay right. So, I decided to make it longer. I've been making a lot of long necklaces lately for my own personal collection. I guess I love how they can dress up a plain shirt so much and they are so easy to throw on. Usually, I am one who makes a necklace that I love and then I have to go out shopping for the right kind of top - color and neckline in mind. (see, with normal people they probably buy their clothes first and then accessories)

So, I added length to it with some linked chains (in the metal colors I was using) from a necklace I found at Target. I wove a few more of the beads (from the necklace from Kohl's I'd already used on the bottom) on one side and added the owl description tag from Jennifer Stumpf. So in total, I used necklaces from 3 different stores (Express, Target and Kohl's) to complete this necklace. Some artists might dislike the fact that I used pieces of premade jewelry, but with my tight time schedule lately it made this piece go together quickly and gave me a sense of accomplishment and instant gratification that I could wear my artist beads right away. Trust me, not everything I do is like this......


Lisa said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I think your necklace turned out beautiful! I don't see anything wrong with using premade jewelry components. Target has beaded bracelets and such that are cheaper than if you bought the beads alone! I also use old jewelry pieces and parts that my friends have donated to me occasionally.

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Thanks Lisa!