Yesterday I showed you how I was inspired to turn a handful of mismatched beads into this little number. 'Tis called...
The Rainbow Snakelace!
Thanks for the nice comments and emails, you guys! I'm glad you liked it. As I said, it was a fun way to meld a few random and inexpensive beads into a cohesive piece.
Overnight, I was inspired to make another Snakelace - this time a little more spendy. Same design, but using all semiprecious stones.
And here's how it came out.
In this upmarket version, all the findings are sterling silver. Ooh, shmancy.
As much as I love (and live in) costume jewels, every once in a while it's nice to rock some real rocks.
I like posting these two projects back to back, to demonstrate how simply you might go in either direction. Any pricey jewel you fall for in a boutique or catalogue (but can't afford) can probably be re-thought for pennies.
And something faux, fun or funky -
...can become fine jewelry, just like that.
Uptown ooh-la-la? Thrift store chic? I'll take both, thankyouverymuch.
Hey, that was fun! But blogging about fine jewelry - not exactly my thing. My next post - naturally! - will be something made from a plastic whatzit. Possibly a whozit? No. No, definitely, a whatzit. See you then!