Welcome to reveal day of Jeannie K's 5th Do-Over!
For this challenge, Jeannie sent each of us one of her pieces that she wasn't completely happy with. Our task was to redesign that piece and make something new and spangly from it.
My problem, was that I liked my piece from Jeannie so much that I was loath to fiddle with it! A beautiful long necklace of large shiny silver plate links (I would get steel core, very substantial and attracted to magnets) interspersed with clear glass nuggets. It sparkled in the sun and attracted lots of comments with it's simple beauty. Oh yes I took it for walks and shopping before that fateful day when I got my pliers out.
Here's the before piece as kindly modelled by a random passing ballerina :
I wanted to keep the simple, sparkly feel but have a shorter piece because my preference is to wear my necklaces up close to my neckline.
And this is how it turned out:
And some arty shots:
I had a link and a glass nugget left over so I made a pendant in the same style:
I must admit I'm not entirely happy, it looks a bit paper-clippy to me and I prefer the original. Having said that, I like the shape and the dangles so I will experiment more with different links and see if I can make it less paper-clippy!
Be sure to have a look at what everyone else has done, it's a great challenge and it's fascinating to see what people have come up with. Thanks Jeannie!
List of participants:
Beti Horvath http://stringingfool.blogspot.com/
Charlie Jacka http://clay-space.com/blog
Ginger Davis Allman http://thebluebottletree.com/
Jeannie K Dukic http://site.jkdjewelry.com/blog (hostess)
Kathy Lindemer http://bay-moon-design.blogspot.com/
Lynne Bowland http://www.islandgirlsinsights.blogspot.ca/
Molly Alexander http://beautifullybrokenme.blogspot.com/
Mary Govaars www.mlhjewelrydesigns.com
Mowse Doyle http://mowsemadethis.blogspot.com/
Penny Houghton www.smellynelly.blogspot.com (you are here)
Renetha Stanziano http://lamplightcrafts.blogspot.com/
Rita Avila http://www.jewelschoolfriends.com/
Susan Delaney www.ladyflowersbysusan.wordpress.com