Monday, October 13, 2008

Every piece of jewelry I make has a story. This one is a bit convoluted - but isn't that usually the way inspiration works?

About a year ago, I was making headpins and decided to put little swirls on the ends, to hold the beads in place. The swirls kept getting more and more complex until they were bigger than the beads! But they were so cool.


So I searched through my bead box to find a bead that would complement the swirl. I found some coin pearls and tried one on the swirl.

Eh, not bad. Should I create another and make earrings? No. I decided I wouldn't and put the combo away in my "projects in progress" box.

Just last week I was looking for something and found my neglected pearl/swirl. All of a sudden - and I mean the idea came to me in a flash! - I knew that it would make a great pendant.

It was already made and all I had to do was add it onto a chain. So here's my Sweet Pearl O' Mine necklace.Simple and sweet.

And where did I get the inspiration for the name? I had the radio on, and Guns 'N Roses was playing "Sweet Child 'O Mine".

Hey, you get inspiration where you can.



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15 Comments:

  1. Giftbearer said...
    Very neat idea! The flat pearl looks very nice on the same plane as the hammered swirl.
    Tammy's Treasure Chest said...
    I LOVE the swirly pearl! What a cool pendant.
    You ROCK!
    Cate Holst said...
    I love pearls and you've added a modern twist to it. Nice touch
    Jennifer said...
    Gorgeous design and I love the headpin!
    High Desert Diva said...
    Very nice. Like hearing stories of inspiration. Guns n Roses, eh?
    Sayo said...
    pretty!
    Art By MAR said...
    It is beautiful, I love it. You should definitely do more. I am a secret Guns n roses fan too.
    Contrariwise said...
    Yup, I was listening to Guns n Roses.

    Promise not to anyone, OK?

    ;-)
    MillieDog Designs said...
    that is beautiful!
    Kelly said...
    Absolutely stunning. You have such amazing stuff.
    Jan said...
    Great story. I love it when things just come together like that.
    Athena's Armoury said...
    Very pretty. I've learned: don't ever question inspiration, just run with it. =)
    SpaceKadetKat said...
    That is simply beautiful! I love that style of pendant too...a big bead with something underneath if that makes any sense? Pretty much what you did there ;)
    heather said...
    so pretty!
    Juliet said...
    I love pearl jewelry designs!!

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