Have you ever taken a class & not finish your project? With jewelry design this is the norm! Back in February I went to Houston, TX for ADORN ME & took the Twisted Sistah Class (check her site because she is teaching this class again in July ~ in her very own studio in California) from my friend & mentor Diana Frey. My piece was not complete & it stayed that way until just before I went to Petticoats & Parasols Art Event. The week before I left I went to my local bead store & bought some chain & silk ribbon & completed the necklace because I wanted to wear it Vendor Night with my vintage linen jacket. It just didn't seem right after I finished it but, I packed it anyway.
On Friday everyone had a free day in Savannah to shop & Heidi parked the van right in front of a bead store. We HAD to go in & I found those wonderful green pearls there. Having the necklace in my purse (never leave my jewelry in the hotel) & knowing that they would be perfect I snatched them up, borrowed the owner's jewelry tools & redid the piece so it would look the way I really wanted it to be. Don't you love the green pearls with the rest of the piece? I think the piece ended up being too dressy for the more casual chain I had previously put on the piece.
Here is a close up of the part I did in Houston. I used the little brass flower I had purchased from Diane Cook. And the long pearl piece on the side reminds me of a bird feather. I LOVE the "BEAD SOUP" I used to create this piece.
Here's my Manni sporting my three necklaces created in three different classes. Thank you to my marvelous teachers & friends. OK Deryn, to finish the necklace from your class at ADORN ME is next up on the "To Be Completed List". I hope you enjoyed seeing my finished creation.
Also, I hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day Weekend spent doing what you want to do. Big HUGS!