Simplicity

"There is a certain majesty in simplicity which is far above all the quaintness of wit". Alexander Pope

RITA READE "MAMMABELLARTE"

HOST OF THE VINTAGE MARKETPLACE AT GALWAY DOWNS IN TEMECULA, CALIFORNIA
WOODWORKER AND SOLDERING TEACHER.

Apr 9, 2013

Hardware necklaces

I have been having such a great time creating a new collection of necklaces.

I have so much hardware for the birdhouses that I decided to play with it and try to incorporate few pieces with solder and beads.

Each necklace takes me about 8 hours and it is worth it!

It also takes me 8 hours because I don't know what I am doing...lol.

I only know that each jump ring has been sealed in solder, each bead is secured and the rhinestones are in the right place.

This piece of hardware came off a very old chest, I added cream and pink beads. Rondelles and hand made chain with copper wire and solder. Fun!


I order velvet ribbon and it arrived today.... and this happens! Another Necklace....made with another piece of hardware, aqua and pink beads, a vintage earring, rhinestones,,,,,
I am in LOVE!







Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great.

Orison Swett Marden

2 comments:

  1. Pretty, Pretty Rita...always love your artful jewelry pieces :))
    Happy Friday sweet friend!!

    xo
    Kay Ellen

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