A month ago we drove over to New River Arizona to visit some friends that we met on the cruise. Ken and Jane were good friends of Kitty and Larry who went on the cruise with us last Fall.
When we met, Jane and I hit it off like we had known each other for years. She is a zany fun talented lady. Anyway, she gave me a bunch of her old jewelry that she asked me to bring back to life. You know how that is…an old favorite or two that shows wear and tear or just needs something to give it zing again. So off and on, between making other jewelry I have been working on her necklaces.
I was going to post it on my petalsoftjewelry.blogspot.com site but then decided that is for stuff I am selling – this is just stuff that I am re-doing and returning it later to its owner. I didn’t take pictures of the first group I sent back to her. Most of them were simply shortening the chain and fixing the clasps etc. But I did want to show you what I have done. I will add several pictures of the same necklace so you can see different views
Before we get to Jane's jewelry though, here are my creations to match her blouses... lavender and creme
This sweater was my inspiration for the necklace on the right
Finally now we get to Jane's jewelry that I repaired or added to:
|If Jane doesn't like this I will just have to try again.|
This next necklace I created myself for a blouse that she just got and needed to find jewelry to match it. The blouse is a very pale lavender with cream lace...
So I picked crystals that were the same tones as the blouse along with burgandy pearls, antique gold elongated beads, and white stone beads that were a creamy tone like the lace on her blouse. I matched it up with a striped dichroic glass pendant that I wire wrapped with antique gold and normal gold wire twisted together. It turned out beautiful. Again, If the color and style don't match her blouse the way I am thinking it will I will just have to take this one back and try again...I am thinking it MAY be too heavy for the blouse.