I have been reading about these 'do over' challenges where Jeannie from We! The People will send you out one or two pieces of jewelry and you get to come up with a new design. I was lucky enough to be able to take part this time. The rules state that you need to take a picture of necklace that you are sent (oops) and use at least 50% of the original piece.
Well as you probably guessed, I messed up on the first part. I was so excited that I tore apart the first necklace and then remembered that I needed to take a before shot. Luckily I actually got two chances to do it right. I did want to show off my first design though. It was made to hold one of the e-cigarettes. The beautiful green adventurine beads are from the necklace sent to me by Jeannie. The lampwork bead is from StudioJuls.
Now I did much better on this second piece. I actually took a picture first! What struck me first about this design was not the focal at all, instead it was the beautiful chain. Yeah I am kinda a chain junkie. So since the chain consisted of 50% of the design... well you get the picture. No? Well here it is.
I also used the beautiful smoky quartz that were part of the earrings that went with the original necklace. I added in a focal made by Lea of LA Jewelry Designs. I just love all the colors that come to life in that focal and felt it looked best hanging off of some gorgeous chain.
I have worn both several times and have gotten several compliments on them. Which one do you prefer?
Now that you have seen my offerings, be sure to stop by the rest of the participants to see what they came up with. I am sure that you will come across some real show stoppers.
Jeannie K Dukic
Ginger Davis Allman