Saturday, April 10, 2010

H to the izzo......

I love, love, love this newest creation! It evolved and transformed out of a store bought necklace which was revamped for the second time. I'll get to that later. Anyway, it features a lovely copper and resin filled "h" from the wonderful Jade Scott. I linked together all of the beads and components from the said store bought necklace, and added in a brass bird. It turned out very vintage, feminine, and delicate. I really like seeing all of these elements right-next-to-each-other instead of spaced apart as they were before. Oh, and if you are wondering about the title, that is a nickname from some of my close friends at work!

So here is what the original necklace looked like - sort of. Imagine it without the souvenir pennies in it. It was a long necklace that I bought at The Limited many years ago. I would wear it from time to time - sometimes long, sometimes doubled up - but I often go through my jewelry box and take things out that seem old and tired to try to spruce them up. When I had the idea to incorporate my pennies into a piece of jewelry, I thought this was a simple solution. It looks nice enough, but not enough to keep my interest for long. I wore it a few times but it just didn't wow me. So then I realized that all of the soft colored beads, pearls, and floral links looked great with my new initial pendant.
But now, what to do with the pennies? I guess this was revisited because I just scored 2 new pennies during my recent trip to Chicago. Here is what I came up with. I linked them together much closer this time, each separated with a copper round. I picked up this cute coin purse pendant at Hobby Lobby - it even opens up for secret treasure. How perfect since you keep pennies in your coin purse!?!?!?! I like it, and I know that my original store bought necklace has gone through it's last makeover.
I'm going to enter the initial necklace into Erin's "Before and After" challenge. Read about it here!


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Woot woot! I love it! I really wanted in on Jade's latest pendant-palooza but I was working and couldn't get to the shop in time. That h is sweet! And I love what you did with this. That is a total before and after transformation! Thanks for joining in the fun! Enjoy the day! Erin

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Such a neat design!

I going to change it up a bit and string my daughters pennies together to hang on her Alaska display case....not as a necklace.

Love your work.