Saturday, April 2, 2011

Redesign, rework, repurpose . . .

Surely I'm not the only one who takes old pieces apart and reworks them, am I?

I was sifting through my baggies of older work when I came across this circle pendant that had a bead riveted to it and it cried out for a little updating, considering I've been torching the heck out of things and experimenting with enamels.  A little circle punching and enamel firings later, here you are.

Not only did I pin two little modern lime green flower shaped enameled cups to the circle but I also used a bit of leftover (isn't that recycling? repurposing?) silver to form a bail, which I also pinned to the top of the circle.

Love the way this whole piece moves but really, is my neck to freckly for pics?  Thanks, girlfriends.

4 comments:

Louise said...

No! your neck is not too freckly for photographs. Freckles are beautiful! (but then again I am Irish LOL) Lovely re-purposed piece!

Lisa at lil fish studios said...

I love this newly repurposed piece!

And don't call me Shirley.

Sandi said...

Love the necklace and your new direction. Your neck is not too freckly (is that a word LOL!)...it actually looks exactly like my neck, hands, arms, legs, etc. Freckles are great!

A true story...years ago, Jim & I lived in Florida and the little boy next door befriended us. He was out in the yard one day with me & Jim and I said I was going inside to take a shower. When I came back outside the little boy looked and me and said, "you didn't get all those spots off the back of your leg"...he was talking about my freckles.

silver.work said...

Oh Sandi! That's hilarious! The older I get, the more freckles pop up and maybe one day they'll all blend together and I'll have the tan I always wanted.