Saturday, April 19, 2014

Jeannie Dukic hosts Do Over Challenges and today is the reveal for Do Over7.It is my second time participating in her challenges. She is a extremely talented polymer clay artist. I had the good fortune to meet her at the last Twin Cities Bead Bazaar. I was wearing a necklace she made and I won as a giveaway. She sends pieces from her early days that did not sell and we remake them. The picture above is what she sent.They are made with iris freshwater pearls and Swarovski sapphire crystals. They are a very pretty set but I could see that it needed a third color so I added aqua.Here is what I made.
Since tassels are so popular now I made one with Jeannie's links and jump rings. I suspended it from a lampworked bead that I got at a bead show but I did not get the artist's name. I put it on a simple chain and added three of Jeannie's links on each side. To update the bracelet I took off one of the two sapphire crystals and added an aqua one instead. I did the same for the earrings. Jeannie made such beautiful wraps that I did not want to change them so I found a way to use them as they were. The only thing that I added was chain, the lampworked bead, and earwires.All that I had left was two crystals. I even used the clasp that Jeannie sent. I am pleased with how this design came out. To see the rest of the Do Over Challenge pieces please click on Jeannie's link  http://site.jkdjewelry.com/
Thank you Jeannie for this great challenge it was so much fun.Here is a close up of the focal.



29 comments:

  1. Adding another color really worked. Nice combination, and I love the idea of the bead tassel. I'm really loving all the tassel jewelry I'm seeing now.

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    1. Thanx Ann. A tassel is what I saw when I looked at the original necklace so that is what I made.

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  2. That focal bead matches perfectly, wow! You're really going to enjoy wearing this set, I can tell!

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    1. Thanx Ginger. I have wore it twice already and I do enjoy it.

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  3. What beautiful pieces you have made, Miss Becky! I love the focal you chose for the necklace - gorgeous! And the tassel is the perfect accent for your design. Beautiful job!

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  4. Thanx Molly. I am glad that you like my design.

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  5. The lamp work bead really picked up the colors of the crystals, fun!

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    1. Thanx Mary, When I was searching my stash that lampworked bead just seemed to fit the design well so I used it.

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  6. That gorgeous bead has found the perfect home. Wonderful job!

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    1. Thanx Penny. I appreciate your comments. It always feels good to have other bead artists like my work.

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  7. You've done a great job of reworking this into a contemporary and pretty piece. I haven't done a lot with tassels but you've used the idea really well! Christie

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    1. Thanx Christie. I haven't done much with tassels either but I wanted Jeannie's beautiful links to be front and center so a tassel is what happened. I am glad that you like my design.

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  8. Becky it was such a pleasure to meet you. That necklace looked stunning on you.
    WOW! this is quite a transformation. I have to say you chose the perfect color to breathe some life into the whole set. Thank you so much for participating Becky. Looking forward to the next one.

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    1. It was a pleasure meeting you also. I am thrilled that you like what I did. I already have your next Do Over on my calendar. I enjoy participating in your challenges because they help me grow as a designer and they are fun.

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  9. Lovely! So much fun to see each other's work.

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  10. Thanx Linda. Yes, seeing what everyone else makes is a big part of the fun.

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  11. Wow, that aqua really did the trick! Excellent job!

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    1. Thanx Verlynne. I am glad that you like my design. I have Margie Deeb's "The Beaders Color Palette" and I consult it often for color ideas.

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  12. I love the touch of aqua that you incorporated in with the other colors! Great new pieces and that lamp work bead is perfect!

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    1. Thanx Roxi, I knew it needed another color and aqua is one of my go to colors so I added it. I appreciate your kind comments.

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  13. Love your do over - especially the tassel.

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  14. Thanx Judy, The tassel is the first thing I saw when I looked at the necklace. The rest evolved from there. I am glad that you like my design.

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  15. The large bead that you have used as a focal point for this necklace is lovely and the colour choice of the crystal beads and the pearls are perfect.
    I love the combination of the pearls and the crystals that you have used with this lovely handmade necklace and the delicate tassel design works beautifully with the large bead

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  16. The large bead that you have used as a focal point for this necklace is lovely and the colour choice of the crystal beads and the pearls are perfect.
    I love the combination of the pearls and the crystals that you have used with this lovely handmade necklace and the delicate tassel design works beautifully with the large bead

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  17. Thanx Julie. It feels really good to have other bead artists like my designs. My first thought when viewing Jeannie's design was it needed another color crystal to add spark. I wanted to put Jeannie's pearls and crystals front and center so the tassel happened. The rest of the necklace evolved from there.

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  18. very pretty pieces Becky! and the 3rd color does really add to this as does the lampwork focal!

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    1. Thanx Cynthia. I appreciate your comments. You are such a talented jewelry artist that positive comments from you mean a lot to me.

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  19. You did a great work. So beautiful peaces!

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    1. Thank you I am glad that you like my designs.

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