Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Melinda At Last

I tell ya, if I priced my pieces according to the time....... here we are looking at a $300.00 necklace. Nothing went smoothly. And I could not get the blues to photograph after I had finally finished. But my final answer is here and here. Yesterday I thought I had it finished.
I had the felted beads wire -tied and linked with double brass jumps. I put it in my Etsy shop. And darned good thing I had the inclination to take it for a test drive. The rings and ties were picking and poking, slightly, but enough to make me crazy. So when I got up this morning I reworked it. Same design really, but I switched out the brass jumps to the twisted copper rings. And re-did the felted beads with turned loops instead of ties.
Don't ya just love these blues?!?!? The fabulous wavy rings and lampworked rondelles are from Mermaid Glass. I love love love working with glass rings and the colors in these are amazing. They are shades of blues and greens that I envision seeing in the Mediterranean if we ever get to Greece. The awesome patina-ted brass rings are from Miss Ficklemedia. The lovely enameled clasp is from Gardanne Beads. And of course I just had to include some felted rounds because, well, just because.
And today's test drive was a success. Much Much more wearable. And for no particular reason, I have named her Melinda. And I think I actually like my final answer much better.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful Chica, and I know how you feel about re-working. Stringing is soooo hard for me and I have to do and do and do over. I'm glad you did, this looks so comfortable and easy to wear.

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  2. So soft and pretty. Makes me think of pools of water. I like that you can probably wear it asymmetrically too. And I am also glad to know that I am not the only one who 'test wears' the pieces. I am wearing one right now ;-)
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  3. This is fabulous! The colors are amazing, love the different hues together, and the fuzzy texture of the felt is just perfect with those glass rings. Shannon's patinated rings just pull it all together. Most excellent! Gorgeous.

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  4. Beautiful! I love all the blues.

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  5. Yep, the blues are to be loved in this necklace. Well done Ms. Pearl & Pebble!

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  6. I love those colors, and the design came out amazing! Love the glass rings - I featured them on my blog a few weeks ago and the sold out before I could snap them up!

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  7. I have been back to look at it several times - this floored me- beautiful!

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  8. Just a gorgeous combo of blues/greens. Everything just flows together so well!
    Bead Happy!
    Michelle

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  9. Lovely colour and interesting combination of textures.

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