Saturday, April 19, 2014

JDK's 7th Do Over Challenge 04/19/2014


Hi Everyone, today is Jeannie's 7th Do Over Challenge reveal day.  Jeannie is the host of this challenge and in it each of the participants are sent one or two items of jewelry that she made WAYYYYY back when ( most of us have them too) she first started making jewelry. Our job is to take it apart and recreate using the beads and a few of our own if need be. 

Now I had two and the first one, you see below, I thought was just perfect the way it was...but that isn't the challenge, so I sadly cut it apart and put the beads together to see what they had to say. The bottom right picture is the before picture. I can tell you we went through many, many, "discussions"  before we settled on this design.  Though now that it is finished, I think it still needs to be tweaked...but for now, the beads are satisfied.

It had pearls, swarovski crystals, cloisonne beads and seed beads. The middle of the pendant is a gold button that I cut the shank off of. Luckily, one of the bead shops I go to had the cloisonne dangles that matched the main beads Jeannie sent.  I really like the piece and am not sure if I will give it up....



For my second one, the beads talked to me right away and we got busy and everyone played nicely and we got the job done! The before picture is in the middle.


It was a simple piece and just seemed to scream "add more". So I did and then I could see it as a hair piece and WA LA...it came together! I used acrylic beads so it is light weight.  I haven't had my hair up like this in forever....lol...might just have to do it so I can show off my piece.

I didn't use any art beads for either pieces, but the first one I did do all the stitching. I used a pattern I found in a Sherry Serefini's book. Though mine doesn't look like hers....I am still practicing.

For more pieces to drool over check out the links below.  I love do this challenge, it is my second and I can't wait for the next one.....

Thanks for visiting...


30 comments:

  1. Oh thats so much fun! I love your focal...Beautiful colors too :)

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  2. The focal is gorgeous! Looks like Bollywood/Indian Maharani jewelry. Great job!

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    1. LOL...hadn't thought of it, but it kinda does. Thanks!

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  3. I'm always so thrilled when I hear you can't part with it. That pendant, WOW, I would have never guessed that was a button. Love the beaded bail. This is so classy. If memory serves I think this the first freeform hair piece done for a Do Over Challenge. Thank you for joining me and it makes me happy that you love this challenge. Thank you for participating and looking forward to the next one.

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    1. Thank you for hosting and I am glad I had a "first" for your makeover! I got the button idea from Sherry Serefini. I totally love her work!

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  4. That's one stunning focal that you've stitched! And I love, love, love your gorgeous hair bling.

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    1. Thank you, thank you, thank you...lol...Yeah once I put the "bling" on, I thought it did look right nice in my hair....might have to do it UP again.

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  5. Two great pieces! i never would have thought of the hair piece. And the pendant you created is magical!

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    1. Thanks Beti. It is funny, the piece just screamed "hair piece" almost as soon I started on it. Amazing that the beads know what is best....lol.

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  6. Veralynne your necklace is stunning. The focal that you made is a real showstopper. I like the hair charm too. A very clever idea.

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    1. Thanks Becky, I truly enjoyed do the challenge and I may have to do my hair up again to wear the hair piece.

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  7. You're gutsy to tackle two of them. I understand completely about the many design changes. Deciding which direction to go is always so hard. I love the green one...so gorgeous tied up in red hair...a perfect match.

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    1. Thank you Ginger....the first piece and I really tangled before settling on a design....

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  8. Two? You're a brave woman! I've never seen anything like the hair piece before- what a lovely idea, and so out of the box. The first piece is so very pretty. You've done a wonderful job with both of them- congrats! Christie

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    1. Thanks Christie, I ordered two, so I did two...though the green one knew immediately what it wanted to be, so it was a piece of cake...the other....well it had a difference of opinion!

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  9. What fun pieces you have created! The necklace is so intricate and feminine, and the hairpiece is just plain fun - I never would have thought of that. Fabulous job!

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    1. Thank you.Hair piece wasn't on the agenda when I ordered...lol...

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  10. What a clever idea to make a hair piece, very fun! And the necklace is very elegant.

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  11. That necklace you created is amazing! And the fun hair piece is so creative---great job on both!

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  12. Great hair piece! and the necklace is lovely.

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  13. GORGEOUS necklace!! And your hair piece - wow, that's splendid! What awesome designs for this do-over.

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    1. Thank you....you did notice it had pearls.....lol. Your pearl designs are awesome!!!!

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  14. What great designs! That necklace is perfect and I think that it qualifies as an art bead when you make the focal yourself. The hair piece looks like it would be so much fun to wear.

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    1. Thank you. I really had fun making the focal.

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