I'm April Bell and I make jewelry. I have an Etsy site for my jewelry under the name Stella Magia Designs. I have created this blog as a space for me to showcase items that I am working on or have made whether they are for sale, for gifts or just for me.
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Necklace Rescue Mission
A project I’ve worked on recently is a repair of a friend’s
mother’s necklace. I’m not going to say
a whole lot about it, except that I’m very happy with how it came out. I can’t
take too much credit for that of course because the necklace had great “bones”
to work with. I just added a little extra color and shine as you will see in
the after pictures.
In this before picture, we see that it had two stringing
materials, a silver chain and a gold beading cord where the gold tinsel on it
came loose and balled up between the beads.
I decided to use beading wire for strength. I added silver
beads as spacers in the upper position and a very light turquoise seed bead as a pop
of color in the lower position. I think it gives the necklace a little added
something without taking too much attention away from the main beads.
I also added chain to the end to make it the 18" length that was
requested, but then I decided to make it a little longer, no more than an inch
and a half. That way, she has an option to change the length if she’s ever
wearing a something with a collar/neckline that conflicts with it. I really
hope she loves it!
End with a Show-stopper. I think the red background really makes it pop!