Oct 18, 2014

Do Over Blog Challenge



A couple times a year, Jeannie K. Dukic of Whee! The People and the creative genius behind JKD Studio hosts a challenge where she sends out  several designers a piece of jewelry that she made sometime in the far past and we get to remake it.  I have taken part a few times and I do have to say that it really is a blast because I have NO idea just what I will receive.  



Now historically, I always have issues getting a 'before' pic so I am quite proud of myself for remembering and not loosing it when my hard drive crashed.  As you can see, I was lucky enough to receive a memory wire bracelet with some bold resin and wooden beads.  Some of the beads were quite a bit larger then what I am used too.  And they looked so good in their current incarnation.





They looked so good in fact that I wanted to keep them together in some fashion and I have really been on a bracelet kick lately.  So a bracelet it would be but with my own twist.  I dug out some Greek leather that I had in a drawer and some more wooden beads.


And I made up a wrap bracelet that is longer, actually long enough to convert to a fun necklace.  And I do have to say that I am pretty happy with it.  Thank you Jeannie giving me that push (yet again) to work with beads that I wouldn't have normally chosen.  I end up having a blast every time.

Now be sure to check out what everyone else has made.  

11 comments:

  1. I like the additional wood beads in this bracelet! It really warms things up, gives the bracelet a cohesiveness, and makes the other colors really stand out! Great job, Shai!

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  2. Those extra beads really give it that extra oomph. Lovely job.

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  3. You are so kind Shai. It makes me very happy to read that I have "pushed" you and you have a blast every time.
    Your reincarnation is remarkably cool. It just looks and "feels" so easy. Thank you for participating and I'll see you next time around.

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  4. I love the bright colors in the beads of the bracelet you received, and the versatility of the design is awesome. Beautiful job!

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  5. I love the "before", and I REALLY love the "after"! You did such a great job with the bold, beautiful beads; I would never have guessed that it was outside your comfort level. Jeannie is right...it just feels easy and effortless!

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  6. Shaiha, what a fun wrap bracelet that can be a necklace, too. I would totally wear it as a necklace, and would have been tempted to make several necklaces, at that! I have recently changed my blog name, so here is the updated address: http://jewelrytreasuresbylouise.blogspot.com/2014/10/do-over-reveal.html
    ~Louise :)

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  7. I love the bold colors in the piece you got, and you remade it into something wonderful!

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  8. I'm so glad you kept these beads together. They seem to go so well together. I think your reincarnation of them works quite nicely. :)

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  9. You sure kept the feeling of the original, while making a fun and wearable bracelet!

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  10. Two looks with one design. I love it. You were right though, those colors looked great just the way they were! The colors reminded me of India for some reason (even though I have never been there).

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