Sunday, July 25, 2010

Fairy Tale Come True Necklace

This is the second necklace that I salvaged from my attempt to make "Sally Jean Alexander's Love Bird Necklace".  As I described in my previous post, the end result sadly ended up in the junk pile.  
I could not get the solder "beads" that are around the piece to be a consistent size, even though I learned how to make them in Sally Jean's Soldering for Virgins class.  I'm sure it will come in time but to solve the problem, I snipped individual balls from a sterling-plated ball-chain and soldered them on.  That certainly takes a steady hand!  The necklace is also reversible:
Dangling from the heart is a blue bead from a Peyote Bird watch that I wore until it died beyond repair.  A stainless steel chain closes with a sterling silver toggle clasp that I bought many years ago at a trunk show at a local bead shop.  I am thrilled with how this turned out!

3 comments:

Bambi said...

I love this!!! It is amazing how beautiful the finished items are that you are "salvaging". The fact that it is reversible is such a wonderful surprise ... I am in awe of your talent!

Lil Sis said...

OMG ... I am the luckiest sissy in the world ... To Covet and To Receive ... you are the best sissy ever!!!

Bambi said...

It is unbelievable how many comments I receive when wearing this beautiful piece of "salvage" art. I feel loved and beautiful with each wearing and each and every comment!

My "jewelry admirers" are eagerly anticipating the arrival of the line of "Third Wish" jewelry I wlll soon be selling in my store ... of course they will have to buy it right off of my neck as I wear with pride the beautiful items you make!

 
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