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Playing with old(ish) jewelry

New outfit

I treated myself to a new goldenrod-colored sweater last week, and a pair of argyle socks to match, and as I was driving home from Target, I was doing what any other jewelry designer would do – taking a mental inventory of my necklaces, trying to remember if I had anything to match my new sweater.

Simple necklace transformed

I did, as it turns out.  A few of the necklaces I made after Julie Picarello’s class last April were a perfect color and I hadn’t sold them yet.  Still, I wanted something a little more interesting, like the dangly necklaces I’ve been making that have the clasp in the front and a little cascade of glass beads that jangle around as you walk.

Simple necklace transformed

Luckily, it’s a relatively simple thing, to take a necklace like I had and turn it into a necklace like I wanted.  In fact, I did it on the other two necklaces I still had left from that time, too.

Simple necklaces transformed

It’s fun to breathe a bit of new life into something,when all you need to do is add a couple of extra components.  It makes me want to dig through my little box of clay tiles that I never bothered to turn into anything.  There are so many potential earrings and necklaces in that box!

I must resist, though. My creative energy needs to go into a little bit of Christmas knitting I’m doing for the boys, and some coffee cup cozies the boys and I are going to be making for their teachers – it seems to me like a good collaborative project: they can pick the fabrics and the buttons, and they can cut out the pieces.  All I need to do is sew it all together and buy the Starbucks gift cards to slip inside them.

(“All I need to do,” she says, as if she isn’t teetering on the verge of a good old-fashioned week-before-Christmas freak-out…)

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6 thoughts on “Playing with old(ish) jewelry

  1. LOVE that color, very warm for the cold season. Did you get a dump of snow this weekend, or only a little (like Scranton did)?
    .-= See Penny’s latest blog post: Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown! =-.

    1. That color has the potential to be a new favorite. I’m drawn to it more and more.

      We got somewhere around 10 inches (not that I noticed much – I was knitting the whole time, LOL!)

  2. RT @lclarke522: New blog post: Playing with old(ish) jewelry http://bit.ly/5x6aFC (Beautiful! And don't you love Julie P's technique?)

  3. OMG I am teetering too Lisa! 🙂 You should see all the projects I am still saying, “All I need to do…”!

    Love the new necklaces. The colors go perfectly with your new sweater. And I like the name Goldenrod much better than Mustard. Sounds so classy!

    Have a great Christmas! Hope you get all your loose ends tied up and have a fun and relaxing time together with your cute family!
    .-= See Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor’s latest blog post: Tribal Style Fossil Shell Beads and Polymer Clay Faux Bone Jewelry =-.

    1. Thanks! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas, too, and that you don’t manage to teeter over that precipice! 😀

  4. Oh Lisa!!! If only we could stop saying “All I need to do is. . . ” we would realize that we mothers seem to have an unending list of little things we need to do. LOL!!

    That’s OK, I keep telling myself that I’ll miss these crazy run-around-like -a-chicken-with-its-head-cut-off days when the kids are all grown up and out of the house and I sit here twiddling my thumbs. 😉

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