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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Do Over Challenge Blog Hop Reveal

 Jeannie sent each of the participants a piece of jewelry that she had made. The point of this challenge? To cut up the piece she sent us and remake it into something else. Yup, cut it apart. I know right?!
The piece I was sent wasn't all bad, it looks like something I would have made a few years ago before I knew much about gemstones and art beads. 
Original Necklace and Earrings
The necklace sat on my bead table/kitchen counter for several days before I cut it apart. I almost felt bad taking my cutters to the wire (almost) once I poured the beads onto the counter I started to have fun.
My Necklace 
I added a Vintaj blank, beads, leaf, and toggle clasp, some bronze seed beads and pendant from Mellisa of Chinook Designs.
I bet you are wondering what I did with the rest of the necklace right? Well stay tuned to the blog on Friday because those Peridot chips were exactly what I needed to finish a necklace I was working on for the Artisan Clay Design Team.

Now please go check out the other participant's blogs and what they made. I know I can't wait. We all got different things to work with so I am looking forward to seeing what everyone did. Make sure you visit Jeannie's blog too (she's listed first) :-)
~Shannon

Jeannie of Jeannie's Blog ---> http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog
Donna  No Blog
Jamie No Blog

19 comments:

steufel said...

Wow - that turned out wonderful. Awesome piece!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Love it Shannon! Vintaj makes everything better! Happy Hopping : )

somethingunique said...

Hi Shannon, that look great much more modern and artsy ttfn L:)

Holly said...

*LOVE* this necklace, Shannon! The colors are right up my alley, and that Chinook focal is yummy.

kimmykats said...

These are some of my favorite components from Vintaj. You have created a beautiful piece. I can’t wait to see what you have coming up for us on Friday.

One Kiss Creations Beaded Jewelry said...

this is beautiful. it feels like a whisper. delicate. subtle. memorable.

NEDbeads said...

Absolutely wonderful!!! Great do-over!!

Katie in Illinois said...

I like the change - never be afraid of a "do-over" with jewelry. All of us started at the beginning and have grown and learned new techniques and allowed our creativity to grow. Keep up the good work! Katie

Lorelei Eurto said...

What a lovely redo! I liked the multi strand of the original but LOVE it with the Chinook focal and leaf embellishment!

Pretty Things said...

That was a beautiful necklace to start with! And your rendition is awesome! Love the pendant and the other pretty touches!

JeannieK said...

Shannon those gemstone nuggets look great with the Vintaj brass and Mellisa's pendant. It was meant to be.
Thank you for participating.

Sally said...

Very nice, Shannon! Such a beautiful rustic design! I can't wait to see what you did with the peridot chips!

TesoriTrovati said...

Now that piece is ready for a closeup! I think that you should submit it to a magazine. It is awesome!
Enjoy the day!
Erin

diane hawkey said...

I love the earthy feel of it.

Elisabeth said...

Love it! The focal is perfect!

SilverNikNats said...

Thoses beads go really well with that lovely focal!

Mellisa said...

I totally agree with Erin- definitely magazine material!

Regina said...

What a lovely piece, love what you have turned it into.

Marcie A. said...

I don't know how I missed this the first time that you did it, but this is an AWESOME re-do! Congrats!