Monday, March 30, 2009

Filigree Necklace and Earrings

I tend to jump around with my projects and I kinda feel like it from getting "stuck" on one project, so for the instant gratification, I do a short little something in between. I've always had a tender spot for filigree jewelry, so when I saw these beads, I jumped on them. They appear to be a soft brass.
I worked a little with the gold colored wire and thought....hummmm, maybe I can make a matching choker necklace to match the earrings I'd created minutes before.

You can't really tell from the photo but the necklace has a serpantine chain on both sides of the clasp, which is BTW a lobster clasp. The four beads are placed on a pin then you add the cute little flowers I made. One can not really go wrong with the daisy pattern, any daisy pattern for that matter. My necklace measures 18'' and while not expensive, attarctive costume jewerly just the same.

And headed for Etsy, along with some vintage stuff. Gosh! I've got to get rid of some of these things! I really do....C&G Design


Debbie said...

You are a very clever, multi-talented person Dawn! I just left a message on your last post but couldn't resist this one! I totally get the jumping from one project to another for instant gratification! That's me! That can come in many forms for me too! Anyway...I love your jewelry too. I pick up broken jewelry at yard sales to add to my crazy pillows. Will show my finished one this week if I am feeling better. You are a busy woman. Glad I found you.:)

Jean said...

Your newest additions look great.

Protector of Vintage said...

Wow, is there any craft you can't do?? The jewelry looks lovely.

Kathleen said...

I love the necklace. You are a craft Goddess....I too, tend to jump projects...alas, some I don't return to for years. I am already dreading my right hand being all bandaged crafting. I don't know what I am going to do.....besides complaining a lot. Just turn a deaf ear.

tina said...

It looks really good! Quite lucky. Whoever buys it on Etsy will get a beautiful handmade piece.

Dawn said...

Hi guys,
Debbie, I would love to be able to tat too. And thank-you the compliment, I can't wait to see your pillows, I have a soft spot for them! Get well.
Thanks Mom.
Protector of Vintage, Tatting, I've tried it, I think the instructions I had were too old for me to understand!
Kathleen, don't worry about complaining. I'd have no idea how I would do it. I'll have you in my thoughts on Friday.
Tina, I'm assuming Mr Fix-it house? Have fun, Skeeter too!