Thursday, October 27, 2011

Butterfly Necklace

When my home/life was violated, I mentioned to a few that I may not continue with my hobby of repurposing vintage/old jewelry and I got fussed at big time. So.... I decided I would continue to do so as it is something I enjoy doing so much, but this time on a smaller scale.

I have gradually been replacing some of my supplies. Recently I spent some time doing a little organizing, clean up and taking apart some vintage pieces that were past their prime - a few I found when out "junkin" few weeks ago, a couple of necklaces I bought in 70 or 80's (have not worn in many years - 90's maybe) I salvaged the glass beads and filigree bead caps. But, most importantly, some so very pretty pendants and charms that were sent to me from a special lady. You know who you are and you are #1 on my "I owe you" list :-D.

Many times I will take a piece that would be a great focal piece, match up with beads/chain, charms, etc., that I think will go well together and put in a small plastic bag. I call them "inspiration bags" and it gives me a good starting point when I take the time to sit down and finish creating a piece. In doing this today, many times I thought I can use "such and such" with that. Then reality kicked in and I remembered "such and such don't live here any more".
I had quiet a few of the "inspiration bags" made up and in one of the containers of supplies that was taken.
I was half way thru my first creation since August and remembered - you are suppose to have a "before" picture.......
And after......

I have tried numerous times to capture the true color of the beads, and since I am using a camera I know nothing about, I did not have much luck. The glass pearls are sort of a dark ivory and the smaller glass beads are an extreme dark copper to dark brown (hard to describe).

Linking @ Cindy's "Show and Tell Friday"

A cold front and rain is on its way - Good day to stay in and and get caught up on a few things (or not). What ever your plans for the day - Have a great one.


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's gorgeous Glenda. I'm so happy you're back to doing what you love. The colors come through on my screen just the way you described them. Keep at it!!

Unknown said...

I LOVE this necklace - you are so talented. The colors are lovely. Thanks for sharing.

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

That is really pretty, Glenda! You've got to continue to do what makes you happy.

We may have frost tonight - it actually hailed here today. Strange weather.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh that is quite gorgeous Glenda, good inspiration going there girl!
We're chilly here...50s for highs but at least we were sunny today.
HAGWeekend too!

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

That one exquisite necklace sweetie.

My heart still goes out to you for the episode that left ya feelin' violated. 'Been there and it's not a good place to be.

I finally broke down and built a fire in the fireplace. My tooties thanked me!!!

God bless ya and have a fantastic day sweetie!!! :o)

Sue said...

It is beautiful and I'm so glad that you are back to it. I think you would have missed it had you stopped. Sometimes it is hard to get true color of things. Does your camera have an "auto" setting? You might try taking the beads outside to photograph (if you have sunshine and don't freeze). It is gorgeous here today and tomorrow (my birthday) is supposed to be sunny too. That is the best gift I could ask for! I really don't like those gray days.

xinex said...

The necklace is very pretty, Glenda. It has a vintage look and I like that. I am sorry again for losing a lot of your stuff. I hope your insurance reimbursed you...Christine

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Beautiful Glenda. laurie

Our Hopeful Home said...

It's beautiful and your idea about the inspiration bags is genius! Thanks for sharing!


Sue said...

That butterfly pendant is gorgeous, Glenda! The colors look lovely in the photo- are you selling this piece?
~ Sue

lvroftiques said...

I love the necklace! (As I always do *winks*) You're really good at it Glenda so I'm glad people fussed at you....Consider yourself fussed at by me too! *winks* Vanna

Christine Wallace said...

Hi Glenda,
Don't get discouraged. Keep on creating, besides your creations are beautiful and doesn't it make you feel good too? Keep On Keepin On!!!