Do Over Chalenge: Reveal
Jeannie at Whee! The People has this totally cool blog hop challenge…”Do Over”. After signing up, she sends out a piece that she had created in the past and the challenge is to reinvent the piece. You can receive a necklace or bracelet. Being me…I signed up for 2! One is never enough…of anything!
And 1 bracelet:
It hurt (literally…I stabbed my finger with the wire and it was sore for 3 days, ugg), but I tore them apart. I was left with the components.
Looking at these components, I was stumped for a bit. Sometimes it is hard to not see what it came from instead of where is it going. After deciding that I tend to love and gravitate toward silver, I decided to take that out of the picture and relook at the components. And then it came to me.
One of the biggest restraints I placed on myself for this challenge was to NOT buy anything to complete the makeovers. For me…that is HUGE! The pearls had such a delicate look to them along with the smokey labradorite reminded me of a delicate chunky (love the dichotomy of those statements) necklace with a satin/silk band. So I went to my piles and pulled everything that went together. Ok…maybe not everything!
And so the necklace was created. I love the way it turned out.
So then I turned to the bracelet…green glass pearls in a color I don’t have a bunch of…and that seemingly go better with gold…which again I don’t have much of. Man I love a challenge. I resisted the urge to go Christmasy…That was tough…then I remembered a wood chip pendant I purchased not too long ago. And I knew exactly what I wanted to do. With a little bead embroidery, some polymer clay fun (although the resin is still not the funnest thing to do…I can not stand to wait for it to dry!). Pulled it all together and I am in love:
To say I am excited for the next challenge is an understatement! This was so much fun. Come join me next time, but for this round, please check out all of the other talented artists on their blogs found at Whee! The People! and all of the links below.
Interested in either of these pieces, find them at my Etsy Shop
Katrina Taylor (You’re Here)