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Note: Ignore the black borders. Not sure what the technical issue was upon export.
I had a lovely lady contact me to put together jewelry that was purchased as a kit.
Keep in mind there were no directions or illustrations as to the finished look of the jewelry.
She had asked other artists to make her jewelry, she did not have the skills, only to be turned down.
Her now deceased husband had purchased these kits for her at a show. He was under the impressions he was buying finished jewelry. Having been widowed myself, I understood and agreed to make her jewelry.
Above is my interpretation of the necklace.
The kit came with 3 strands of gemstones, 1 top drilled agate, memory wire and a few findings.
I glued Vintaj filigree to both sides of the agate. I felt the the piece would look best with raw brass.
Strung the strands of gemstones in graduated lengths with memory wire, covered the connection with crimp covers and connected with brass jump rings. Unfortunately the one thing I didn't have was a clasp in brass. Fortunately Vintaj findings are sold at Hobby Lobby where I could buy a clasp.
I was really happy with the results.
Rummaging through my studio, I found a forgotten stash of brass necklaces I bought years ago from Rishashay.
It was simply hung with a jump ring.
You might recognize the filigree from the necklace above. I took the same filigree and cut off the outer frame, filed down the edges, formed and glued to the back.
Attached Vintaj earwires and voila. A pair of earrings that look as pretty from the front as the back.
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Have a great day!!
Feeling Sassy as usual!