Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Not your Grandmother's pearls...

I love pearls, but they always seem a bit stuffy. I still think that a pearl choker has it's place, even if you're at work...



So in an effort to make my pearls a bit funkier and to get more wear out of them, I'm hopping outside the box. Here is my first attempt.

I took a strand of creamy colored costume pearls and added a cream and brown metal pendant. This was a funky find at a bead show years ago and it's just now finding it's way into a design.

Here is a close up version...



This pendant had two jump rings on the back, so I added two more and placed them between the pearls. This way I can remove them at any time and did not damage the necklace. Just showing that something simple can really make a difference when re-purposing that vintage or broken jewelry we all love.

That's it for now, I'll be back soon. Take care.

6 comments:

Kristen Hermanny said...

Great idea, Susan. I have 3 strands of pearls that were my husbands mother's. He said I could re-string them or do whatever with them. I think something fun is in order for them that is for sure. I never thought out of the box with them, now I just might.
If you have any ideas, shoot em out there! They have those really cool old clasps, I would love to make those the focal point.

Crafty Gal Linda said...

Love it. A funky twist with pearls. Great job.

Tina said...

I really dig it. Great twist on a classic.
T

Ronnie said...

Way to bring the pearls into the NOW!

Flor Larios Art said...

Funky is good..I like it!

Countryfolk Keepsakes said...

I love these!!!!!! I bet Ava would have loved them too!! Great job! :> )
~Peanut