Saturday, April 16, 2011

Necklace from PIF winnings

A few weeks ago I won a very generous "pay it forward" draw from Staci Louise of  Since I have not been able to do any torching this last week I decided to see if I could make a neclace out of some of the items.  I find jewelry making quite difficult, and usually the beads that I take to the shows/markets are pendants on a chain or cord, or variations on that theme.

While I find that this necklace is OK, it just doesn't seem quite right to me somehow.  So please, please can all you jewelry makers out there give me some tips/ideas as to what I can do to fix it.  Originally I had a single round stone pendant hanging from the copper washer at the bottom, but when I put it on, I felt like I should be putting on some mayoralty robes too.  In fact I still think it looks like something a mayor would wear - maybe it is the two copper wirework links 2nd up from the washer - what do you think?  Please give me your honest answers.  Thanks!


Hot Rocks said...

Well I think you have done a fabulous job! If you don't like the pendants hanging down from the washer, just remove them. You will still have a very pretty pendants necessary!

Jane Perala said...

Thanks Susan, I am still working on it, so will see what it looks like by taking the pendant off. I have changed the wirework scroll from one side of the necklace and replaced it with one of my discs, and it looks a bit better. I have also changed the seaglass part of the pendant. It's still not right, but it's getting there. . . . . . slowly!

stacilouise said...

I love it! YAY! I am glad you used the beads (and soooo nicely too)! If you think its too fancy, I would say just do the sea glass drop from the donut. Its hard to picture what it looks like on though.

I say wear it around the house and stop and look in the mirror once in awhile. It will come to you, that one thing that needs to be changed. From what I can see, I think its great!!! I love the wire work and colors!

mary @ glasslight said...

I think it is gorgeous! You never know what will attract a buyer to a piece. What you think detracts may be what a buyer loves about it!