Saturday, March 6, 2010

Bracelet makeovers

By on Saturday, March 06, 2010 6 Comments

Making your own jewelry means never having to say you're sorry!  When you get tired of a design or you changed your mind about the choice of clasp, you can easily undo the piece and do a jewelry makeover. That's what Erica did with her two designs here. She had made the bracelets at a previous beading party.


The pale rose quartz faceted tile bracelet is a study in contrast as she teamed the translucent gemstone with the rich gold and red of Chinese cloisonne (see my past post on Cloisonne : The stained glass style of bead making). Her second remade bracelet also features a dyed quartz in deep red. This time her contrasts were clear and black crystals.


My pictures certainly don't do justice to Erica's designs because the light was fading by the time I took these pictures. That's the disadvantage of the time of year when the days are shorter!

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6 comments:

  1. That is a wonderful advantage of making your own. Erica did a great job!

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  2. you have a nice one there. I got something similar but I think your is much more beautiful

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  3. That's one of the things I love in jewelry making: you don't like it, rip it apart and make it over!

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  4. I'm trying to determine what the red stone is in the lower picture. Is it Carnelian??? I understand that is a type of Chalcedony.

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  5. That's not carnelian. It's just a dyed quartz. Carnelian is an orange colored gemstone.

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  6. Lovely pieces...I too enjoy the fact I can make something, take it apart and make something else!!!

    Cheers

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