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Saturday, January 15, 2011

First Stages - Week 2

This is week 2 in my 52 weeks of blogging . This weeks assignment was to share a piece in it's first stages.
Since the things I have been working on generally only take a few hours to a few days I was able to shop you a piece I had in my head become a piece of jewelry.
It all started with this component from Nancy Schindler of Round Rabbit.
from Round Rabbit

I wanted to make a bracelet with it. So I turned it on it's side. I was determined so when my husband came in and said "no way" I didn't listen and kept right on combining beads.

I got the bracelet almost finished, it looked great. I was going to leave it as a bracelet. I tried it on and still liked it as a bracelet.


I made the clasp and set the bracelet down on the bead table and it said "I want to be a necklace!" Really loud. So I cut it all apart and restrung it into a necklace.


I added Vintaj chain, a pearl dangle and the clasp I had made. I love how it came out, even if my husband was right (don't tell him I said so).

A glimpse into the crazy world that is my bead table/kitchen island. It took all day to make this necklace. I had a dream about the bracelet design a couple of days ago but have been working at the salon so I had no time. I got the beads out last night (my beads are now stored in our spare bedroom and not on the dining room table) and I was able to assemble/dis-assemble/re-assemble the piece while my daughter had her nap this afternoon. Oh and we have no heat, not sure what happened but my daughter actually napped while my husband's father came over to take a look at the broken furnace!

What have you made this week? I would love to hear about it, leave me a link to your blog if you blogged about something you made this second week of January 2011.

4 comments:

Courtney said...

I love the way it came out. The colors are yummy!

Round Rabbit said...

This came out really beautiful, Shannon! Very romantic without being overly cute. Great job!

Cindy said...

Shannon, your necklace is gorgeous. I absolutely love the color scheme as well as the various textures....so romantic and modern at the same time. :-)

Kristi Bowman said...

That is a very beautiful piece!!! What have I made huh, let me give you a list. I blogged about my finished ABS January Challenge necklace. I've been working on some earrings using Sari fabric as well. And I fired a load of Bronze including my first little bird sculpture. Here are a few links.
http://dreamsomedesigns.blogspot.com/2011/01/january-art-bead-scene-challenge.html
http://www.flickr.com/photos/dreamsomedesigns/5362548654/
No link for the Sari earrings. Thanks for asking! :)