Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Sometimes Change is Good

Way long ago, I was fortunate enough to have my friends over at ArtBeads.com provide me with complimentary Swarovski elements, from which I made:



Well, truth be told, I never wore the set.

It hung there unworn, looking pretty.    What's the point of being pretty if its unworn, right? 

So I took out my snippers and cut the necklace apart. 
Gasp!  Now what??!  NO turning back now.....

How about a cuff bracelet?
Before mounting



Love that shine - nothing beats faceted Swarovski for light play

Just over 2 inches wide - this is one bold cuff
Yes, definitely more my style!

~Bead Happy and Often! ~

9 comments:

jumbledhutch said...

Oh my heaven and stars, what a super duper gorgeous cuff! The necklace was pretty but the cuff- wowzers!

Jewelry By Jessica said...

The necklace was pretty but the bracelet shows the colors and the crystals much better. It's always hard to cut apart older pieces, but much worth it especialy in this case :)Love it!

Pelantura said...

Preciosa pulsera, así como el collar y los pendientes. Enhorabuena!!!

LUCY said...

Una maravilla de trabajos....preciosos.....

Szikati said...

Fantastic design and work!!!!!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Awesome cuff!

Robbie said...

Wow! It's great and you are right...the cuff is so much better and you!!! Or me!! In case you end up never wearing it or tire of it...I'll send my address! Wonderful workmanship as usual!

Marty S said...

Amazing transformation! What a fabulous bracelet!
Marty S
Crackpot Beader

LissC said...

Oh...I agree with the others..the necklace was pretty, but the bracelet is amazing! good for you! Takes some courage to break apart a piece you've already made.