I accepted another do-over challenge.  This time, Jeannie Dukic offered to send a piece of jewelry she made as a beginner.....and we were supposed to make something wonderful :).   I hope I rose to this challenge.......and as usual, I was scrambling to complete the jewelry on time.  I requested the piece with plenty of time to be creative.....however, when I received the necklace, I stared......and stared.....and stared at it completely perplexed on how to make this beautiful necklace into something "better".  It wasn't easy.  My solution was to take the necklace apart and stare at the individual beads.  My first idea was to make a sweater clasp......I ended up making a necklace and two bracelets.  I used close to 85% of the beads.   I hope Jeannie enjoys my do-over! :D

Here is the original piece......I would wear this.....it was a shame to tear it apart!

......and here are my do-over pieces :D

Hope you enjoy this blog hop!! :D

Cilla Watkins
Michelle Mach


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    Michelle Mach said...

    Wow, I love your necklace! Spacing out the beads with chain and using such a dramatic focal makes it look like a completely different piece.

  1. ... on April 24, 2012 at 2:36 PM  
  2. Therese's Treasures said...

    Hi Pamela,
    You did a wonderful job at recreating the necklace Jeannie sent. Your necklace is big, bold, and beautiful, and your bracelets are very pretty also.

  3. ... on April 24, 2012 at 3:24 PM  
  4. Alesha Kay said...

    Yes, these pieces are just so nice! I agree that the original was pretty too; but you took the challenge to make it something special and you really succeeded with that! Congrats!

    Alesha Kay

  5. ... on April 24, 2012 at 9:32 PM  
  6. Marlene Cupo said...

    Great job on all 3, but really loving that necklace. Bold and Beautiful!

  7. ... on April 25, 2012 at 8:01 AM  
  8. Julia said...

    Hello there~ popping in from the hop/challenge...

    I LOVE what you did!!! Wowzers... what a transformation! I know *exactly* what you mean, about staring and staring at the original-- I just kept hoping that something would jump out and scream at me!-- and like you, it wasn't until I took the whole thing apart that I was able to see the potential for what it could be.

    So glad to see what you made, and I'm so happy that I got to "play" along with you on this challenge! <3

    *~* Julia *~* http://beautifullywhimsical.blogspot.com *~*

  9. ... on April 25, 2012 at 5:54 PM  
  10. Molly Alexander said...

    Wow - what bold and beautiful designs you created from such a demure do-over piece. I love the colors, and your design style makes the beads sing! :)

  11. ... on April 26, 2012 at 5:14 PM