Well, I'm exaggerating about 'the bad', but this
is what I made at last week's jewellery class
and it's my least favourite piece to date.
I don't wear much jewellery at all and this pendant
is something I definitely wouldn't wear.
That doesn't mean to say I don't like it, it's just
not what I'd wear.
On the plus side, I did enjoy making it -
it's a real shell (so I didn't make that - lol),
but I put together the beads on some cotton
and attached it to the shell (which had been pre-drilled
by the tutor) with jump rings.
I also attached the wire to the end of the leather thong
and attached the lobster clasp.
Now onto the good ....
This is what I made at this week's class and I think
it's something I would actually wear.
I didn't make the chain - that was given to us
fully formed (thank goodness!).
We had the choice of making a short necklace or a bracelet,
so I opted for the latter.
We had to prepare all the beads first - by attaching
them to 1.8 wire, forming loops and shapes and
wire wrapping some of them,
whichever and however we wanted.
My shapes are a bit odd, but at least they're
all like it, so that's ok - lol!
All the beads were then attached to the chain -
I used jump rings for them all although we were
supposed to have formed the loops and shapes so they
could fit onto the chain without jump rings - oops!!
The finished bracelet is quite heavy and I love
the jingly sound of it!
Thanks for looking :)