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Thursday, April 10, 2014

One Jewelry Project Completed

I am truly loving The Alchemy of Objects online class I have been taking.  I started really late but I was so desparate to take it I went ahead and registered.

I am so glad that I did because some of the techniques I am learning are well worth the money (not that it was that much money).

In part of the class the challenge was to make a focal for a necklace using a fabric piece.  Since I didn't want to go out and buy something I used a little piece that I already had.  It's similar to a military patch and the stripes are a mauvy pink.

I had some pink crystals and some really pretty matte pink crystal beads.  The beads are really pretty and have a sparkle to them.  We are also tasked with making a symmetrical piece.  So this combines both a fabric focal and symmetry.

I also added a religious medal cause I couldn't resist.  The instructor, Deryn Mentock, uses all sorts of religious pieces because that is part of who she is.  I am now fascinated with using them whenever I can because my religious belief is also a part of who I am.  I love the idea.

Now, please don't think that this is a requirement because it's not. You use whatever inspires you.   And believe me after recently scouring some of the antique malls in this area there's plenty out there to use as inspiration.

I just used a jump ring and lobster claw clasp.  I felt that since the necklace is really simple that is all that was needed.

This class has a Facebook page for the students and instructor to chat and ask questions.  It is very helpful to have input from the other students as well as from Deryn.  I am enjoying this so much and the ideas are just flowing.  This lady is a fabulous teacher and it's obvious that she loves teaching and mentoring others.

So that's the first thing i've finished and i'm kind of proud of it because it sprang from my noggin (head).  My 11 year old niece is just begging for it and it will probably be hers.  She loves, loves, loves anything pink!!  So I knew I would have this issue with her.

 Is this too old for an 11 year old?  I'll let her mother decide.

You can check out Deryn Mentock's blog here.  It's full of beautiful creations and class information!

As always thanks for stopping by and comments are welcome and appreciated.

1 comment:

  1. Ohhh I love the pink beads. But i do love all things pink :)