I will probably end up oxidizing my hair by accident or something equally ridiculous.
In the meantime, I finished a few more of the daisy pieces:
These are the earrings that go with the brown daisy necklace.
For those who were confused by my oh-so-excellent- powers of description in referring to these metal beads as "pod beads", well, this is what I meant. Those open-work brass thingies at the top of the earrings. Which I like so much that I made an extra trip to a different Michael's last night to buy more of.
And oh yes, I DID end that last sentence with a preposition. Whatcha gonna do about it?
In case anyone else is planning a Michael's trip, I'll save you the trouble: I've cleaned out the Aliso Viejo and Santa Ana stores. They are now pod-less.
I finished another daisy necklace. Try not to compare this one to the brown one as they are TOTALLY different in style.
Okay, tell me honestly...is this cool...or ugly? I'm flip-flopping on it...which usually means I've spent too much time contemplating it and can't be objective (perfectionist, remember?)
Of course, you can't say anything bad about LeAnn's gorgeous daisy pendant. Any ugliness of the necklace was all the fault of yours truly.
I think part of my problem is that I liked the first necklace SO MUCH, but I didn't want to just repeat the exact same design. I almost never re-make an exact copy of anything. I get bored and want to move on. However, that first one was such a home run (in my mind) that it seems like anything else I do is kind of pale in comparison. This is the THIRD version of this teal necklace that I have tried...took the other two apart because they were blech-y (a technical jewelry designer term).
Closeup of the shell donuts (see, Erin, I told you I'd already bought some and used 'em LOL!)
There are two smaller teal daisy charms that match this pendant that I was originally going to put in this necklace, but I ended up deciding it was too busy. I'm going to make smaller necklaces out of them, I think.
If you look really closely, you can see my first wire-worked hook clasp at the top of the picture (kind of peeking out from the pile of chain). I ended up taking it off because it's too bright and needs to be patinated and I don't have time to do that before I have to turn in this necklace to (hopefully) be sold tomorrow at mom's PEO meeting. I replaced it with a large copper lobster clasp that matches the patina on the chain. I also shortened the extension chain after I took these pictures because it was too long - I had kind of gone nuts with it.
Didn't get the matching earrings finished in time for the photo session (it got too dark out), but they have a copper leverback top, then a teal shell donut and then a white shell bead with a copper daisy spacer as a dangle - sort of mimicking the side section of the necklace.
Okay, I'm putting on my fireproof suit. Critique away.