Sunday, May 25, 2014

What is That Expression "The Best Laid Plans......


Have been planning to make a necklace using this locket made to look like a bible for some time now - pulled out supplies, and started wiring beads before thought to take a before pic...
Then opened the locket - Ouch !  The inside was badly tarnished, and not a patina in a good way.  I knew it was not silver when I bought it (new), but sure did not expect this to happen.  Tried cleaning it, but the tarnish would not budge.
So dug around in supplies and found some vintage spoon pendants I bought  a couple of years ago,  and the large ruby red, glass beads were salvaged from a necklace I bought in late 70's or early 80's.  End result...
Thinking it needs something added where the pendant is attached.  If I end up gifting it, maybe an initial charm? Hummm...

Linking up with "Metamorphosis Monday"
                           "Make It Pretty Monday"
                           "Amaze Me Monday"
                           "Tweak It Tuesday"
                           "Inspire Me Tuesday"                          
                           "Whats It Wednesday"
                          "Share Your Cup"
Glenda

14 comments:

Terra said...

This turned out pretty.

must love junk said...

Well your 'plan B' was a success! Very pretty :)
Susan

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} said...

I love what you did! You really could leave it as is, but I think an initial charm might be nice, too. Wish I knew what to tell you about that charm. It's so unique, it's a shame it turned on you like that. Perhaps you could fill in the "pages" with some vintage dictionary pages and just decoupage over it? xoKathleen

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

The necklace is gorgeous, I love the spoon, however I still love the bible too.

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

I love it and the beautiful red beads you added. Perfect! I really like the bible locket just the way it is.

20 North Ora said...

Glenda - Love your jewelry! I adore those spoon handles you used.

Judy

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

You ended up with a lovely piece after all, Glenda!

Amy Burzese said...

It is beautiful. But the Bible pendant doesn't look so bad. I'm sure you can come up with a combo that fits with its look.

Patty Antle said...

Very pretty Glenda. So glad to see you making jewelry again.

Laurie Ritchey said...

Glenda, this is beautiful. I love that spoon handle. I bet you are able to use the Bible on something too. It really doesn't look that bad, and it's a unique charm. laurie

The Old Parsonage said...

I love it with the spoon handle. I can certainly see an initial added to it. You have such talent - love everything that you do.

Leann

bj said...

I love the spoon handle..it is a beautiful bracelet....

Jann Olson said...

Glenda you really have a talent for creating jewelry. Love it! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Well that turned out so pretty!

Hope you have a great weekend. We just had a horrible storm roll through here with hail and looked like hurricane winds!