That's a mouthful!
You've seen a LOT of great designs today. Thanks for hanging in there this far!
As you probably know by now, we all had to choose at least one from these four pieces below to use for the challenge (available for sale here):
I ordered more than one, because I had no idea where I was going at first. Thankfully, when we were given a link to the wonders of Joseff of Hollywood, the gears started turning. By the time my order arrived and I combined it with my
stash hoard, I almost had too many ideas to know where to start!
|I wound up saving that tie for strategic steampunk purposes.|
As you can see, the first thing I did was cut the cuff in half. I picked out some vintage from my B'sue Etsy store orders and made the base for two necklaces.
I let things go bling crazy for the one on the left, which resulted in this piece:
|I needed sunglasses to photograph it!|
But you can't really see the main element, so while this can get filed under "Vintage Flair," it's not quite changed from how I might use it otherwise.
No....This is a job for two elements. Actually two and half, but we'll get to that in a minute. I bent the floral component (upper left of our choices) all sorts of ways and pondered a bracelet, but it wasn't satisfying on its own. I sat it down on the remaining half of the cuff piece, and knew what I needed to do.
I took all the skills I've been gathering from my Etsy ventures; my rosary making, my assemblage, my metal bending and coloring...and threw them at this piece.
I tried the pearl cabochon you see in the stash photo, but it seemed to get lost. Then I remembered; I've had this magical big blue gem since I was a kid. Never had anything it seemed to go with. It's been sitting in a baggie in one my bins forever and a day.
|Not this exact one, but to give you the idea what it looks like.|
On this day, it got its time to shine. It needed to be cradled completely, and my one flower bit didn't do the job, so I had to get creative.
|*snip!* Good thing I've got a bunch of these!|
Without further ado, here she is:
Whee! Thank you Brenda Sue Lansdowne for the inspiration and fun (and all those goodies).
Now it wouldn't be a blog hop if I didn't give you the list of all of us you can visit, so here it is!
You may have started with Brenda's blog here.
Here's the rest of us:
The Rose Sword
Fine and Dandy Jewelry
Exotic Peru Jewelry
Mary Beth Quigley-Spiker
SLG Jewelry Designs
Howling Dog Jewelry
Sea Horse Ranch Life
Victorian Rose Boutique
Clare Wells Nemeth
Lynn Leigh Designs
Lilis Gems Artisan Jewelry
Past Time Fancies
Lovely Layla Bugs
Heart's Dezire by Irene
Imaginary Jewelry and Altered Art
Leslie Carver (Hey, that's me!)
Adorn Divine Designs
http://adorndivinedesigns.blogspot.com/ (You are here!)
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