Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Remodelling and Repairs

A lot of people find it hard to locate someone who will undertake to remodel or repair semiprecious or costume jewellery.  Jane and I have been collecting beads for over 20 years so we have a "beading box" that is filled with exquisite and quirky beads.  Coupled with the desire for a challenge we are finding that we are having a lot of fun remodelling jewellery for some of our customers.  Here is one that we are doing this week.

 This is the necklace before we started. 
The vision is to change it and create 2 new necklaces from this orginal one
which has hundreds of tiny seed beads in a fabulous coral colour.

We have now seperated all the stands and are removing some of the beads
 from one stand and transferring some of the beads to other strands
so the the lengths of the stands will vary.  Thereby giving a graded effect.
The honey coloured beads will be turned into a completely seperate bracelet.
We will post photos to show you our is a labour of love.

The finished necklace ... or should we say one of the necklaces... we are now working on creating a second necklace from the beads that we extracted from the original.  Another labour of love.  Our client was totally thrilled with the transformation and
we will show you a photo of her modelling her new pieces...soon!

1 comment:

Clare said...

Good on you Tania! It's too easy to just buy a new one, but really there's nothing wrong with the beads in this gorgeous red necklace - why not re-use them? Fiddly, I realise that!! Love to you x