by Tamara Robertson.
(Sarnia, Ontario, Canada)
This week I’ve been revamping some freshwater pearl pieces I made in the past.
I ended up with two strands of pearls, one with blue glass beads incorporated into it, and one with mauve glass beads. I had taken off what was previously on them.
I put them away for the time being, but that night before I fell asleep, I was thinking about my pearls (nice thing to drift off thinking about, right? 🙂 ), and I had the idea to twist them together, or put them together, into a multi strand necklace, being that they were so complementary.
So the next day I tried it out, and was really happy with the look.
I also had a bag of little grey pearls that had been passed on to me by a friend, and decided to string them and add them to the piece as well. I figured the necklace was finished at that point.
The next day, I ended up in my purple toned stash (funny how that happens!) and saw this pewter cross, which I’ve actually had for a long time. I would pick it up, admire it, then put it away again, except for a couple of years ago when I added a bit of purple glaze to it by applying a bit of purple nail polish.
This time when I saw it, I had the idea to try it with my pearl necklace. Aha, finally it has found a home! And since it is nearly Easter, it seemed the perfect timing for this piece to come together.
I will admit a faux pas that I noticed when I looked at the pictures. I apparently forgot to remove one of the jump rings from the strand with the mauve beads, and it is especially evident in the close up picture! 😀 I didn’t want to take the time to retake the picture at this point, but I will remove the jump ring, lol! Cameras are our extra eyes!
The other necklace is also one I just made.
I had a strip of leftover lacy material from other projects, and decided that it looked neat threaded onto this memory wire neck ring. I did that quite a while ago, and since then have tried holding up different things with it, and nothing has clicked, so away it would go again.
But this week I also came across a set of pewter wine glass charms that I had picked up in a secondhand shop a few years ago. Each flower is different, and I especially like this rose.
I got the idea to try it on this lacy necklace, and another connection was made, with a pearl added as well. I like the romantic feel to it.
I have never combined pewter with my pearls before, but I’ve been working more with cool toned metals these days, and I think it works in these pieces.
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