Wednesday, 28 July 2010

Wednesday's Wear It Or Frog It

This week's WWIOFI is a pendant that I dug out from the depths of one of my jewellery boxes. I think I wore it just the once after I'd made it and then it was never heard from again. What did I like about it? I was happy with the polymer clay pendant I made, the swirls of black, white and grey remind me of the milky way and the glitter adds to that effect. I learned a valuable lesson using the coarse glitter which isn't really suitable for clay work, it was originally green but sanding the pendant took the surface off it and I ended up with silver! I also love the Crystal Vitrail Swarovski bicones which are a gorgeous shade.

What I didn't like about it was my wirework (you can't really see it in the photo but believe me, it's rubbish!) and the ribbon, which was too wide. So I've frogged it a little, redoing my dodgy wirework and making a black and silver chain from random lengths connected with jump rings. Now I'm really happy and it's something I'll be bringing out a little more often!

We'd love to see what pieces you dig out and if you alter them or reuse the materials for something else. You can email pictures to


Clair said...

Oooh Liz. You've totally rocked the re-do. The original was very pretty but you new version is stunning!

Sarah said...

I agree with Clair, this re-do rocks! I love your idea of using the 2 colours of chain!

Anonymous said...

Oh, how did I miss this beauty before? Fantastic change you made to the necklace and really liking the chain too!