January 17, 2011

Revamped

Whenever I am feeling empty of new jewelry design ideas, I surf through my past work and can usually be inspired to either revamp or recreate something. Last night I went way back to 2008/2009.  I have been wanting to recreate this Wheels Keep On Turning necklace for a while, and finally recreated it.


The basic layout is the same but the chain is different, and instead of using regular seed beads, I grabbed the peanut shaped seed beads, and put together a few short lengths of brass chain to make up the third strand.

The bracelet here is one that I created using some of Kelleys beautiful lampwork egg beads, some dangles of Turquoise, and a Copper metal Skull charm from Green Girl Studios. Last night I dug out a hoarded rabbit charm from GGS, and paired with some colorful lampwork from Loupiac, and brown leather cording. I was surprised to find one more little enameled metal flower to place by the focal!


 Lately I have an addiction of all things Lilly Pilly, so I recreated this simple button and Shell pendant necklace (on the right) I used a large Lilly Pilly Donut shaped pendant, a shell button, and then two gorgeous handmade buttons from Chuck at Fire and Skill. I love the femininity of this piece, it's really lightweight and looks great dressed up or down.


These new pieces will  end up on Etsy sometime today.

11 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for the heads up......I am an ass.....no idea why todays date stuck in my head....sigh....it's hard to find a rock to crawl under with all this snow.....ahem.....

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  2. Your new old pieces are beautiful.

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  3. Stunning! Loving the bracelet. I think enameled flowers are just darling.

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  4. You must be reading my mind. I feel like my lampwork muse does not live here anymore, so today I was going to look through my old etsy photos. I love the flower on the skull charm.

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  5. these redo's are all great ,they are wonderfully fresh updates to already lovely designs.
    the bracelet ,with those loupiac beads, is beautiful

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  6. don't mind me, I am just over here in serious lust over that skull charm....

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  7. I like the old and the revamped but sometimes things just need to be jump started with a change. I also like how you have revamped your blog as well.

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  8. What a good idea - I've gone back and redone old illustrations but not old jewelry designs. I will have to try that out. I particularly like your first/top revamp. Those peanut beads look really great!

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  9. Great idea! I heard from some lampworkers they like to remake sets to see how much their skill has grown.

    I love the new pieces.

    Lovin' those snippets too!

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  10. Liking the reworked idea a lot ... yessuh! Well wrought nuanced pieces.

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  11. I seem to never have the energy to remake old pieces, but judging by your awsome results, it might be worthwhile after all.

    I love the skull charm on that old bracelet, it looks like ancient pirat gold.

    But the last two necklaces are my favourites, so very different and yet alike!

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