Nov 14, 2010

Lori Anderson Jewelry Swap

I am posting this a little early because I have an all day show at my Curves tomorrow and won't have time to do any posting.  It's almost the 15th on the East Coast, so here we go.


I received this gorgeous necklace from my swap partner, Laurel Steven.  I love the design of it and was hesitant to change it, but that's the name of this game, so see what I did with it below.














I removed the pink beads and selected some Goldstone beads because I thought it went well with the color of the Ladies dress on the pendant.  I also shortened it a little and then reused the brass chain.  Here is my redo.



















Here are the Artists that participated in the swap.  Please check out their blogs to see what they did with their jewelry pieces.

Erin Prais-Hintz http://treasures-found.blogspot.com
Jen Velasquez http://jenjuddrocks.blogspot.com
Johanna Rhodes http://firephoenixcreations.blogspot.com
Laurel Steven http://laurelsteven.blogspot.com
Loretta Carstensen http://www.designsbyloretta.blogspot.com
Lori Anderson http://www.PrettyThingsBlog.com

Mallory Hoffman http://rosebud101-fortheloveofbeads.blogspot.com

Marianna Boylan http://www.stargirlshop.blogspot.com
Norma Turvey http://www.bead dreams and moonlitfantaseas
Sharon Misuraco http://goinoffthebeadinpath.blogspot.com
Stacey Curry http://starhitchedwagon.blogspot.com
Tyne Bodenburg http://www. tynebodennecklaces.blogspot.com

13 comments:

maryharding said...

I love the way you redid the necklace. The goldstone beads added a nice formality that goes well with the pendant, in addition to being a good color. Great job.

Spirited Earth said...

lovely redo.

miramecreations said...

As usual...your work with colors is amazing. Love how you added brown tones to the necklace to bring out the colors of the pendant! The necklace was beautiful but you have made it stunning! Awesome work!

Laurel said...

Great job, Loretta! I love the larger beads with it - very swellegant!

TesoriTrovati said...

Super sweet re-do! I love the pendant. And I like what you did to update it. Thanks for playing along!
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Rickie said...

Great job on your redo...what a fun challenge!

rosebud101 said...

Nice job on the transformation! I am impressed!

Mary K. McGraw said...

The goldstone beads really emphasis the colors in the pendant. Great job.

Off the Beadin' Path said...

Your design seems to accent that lovely pendant even more than the original! Glad you kept the chain, the whole piece just looks more streamlined, love it!

Pretty Things said...

Oh I like the goldstone! And I know what you mean -- taking apart someone else's work is daunting -- but that was the "out of the box" experience I wanted everyone to have!

ViviBijoux said...

lovely! and I absolutely agree with the previous post on the leopard earrings, they're fab, you should relist a pair for sure! smiles, Virginie from vivibijoux.com

Stacey said...

Very pretty - the goldstone does work so well with the focal piece.

fashion jewelry said...

Love how you added brown tones to the necklace to bring out the colors of the pendant. The goldstone beads added a nice formality that goes well with the pendant. good post thanks for sharing.