Recently I got a custom order from a friend . The request was to transform the small 1" inch pendant that she had into something elaborate , that would be visible with our colourful and flashy wedding clothes, something that was eye-catching and more visible !
I kept mulling over what to do with the piece for weeks trying to find ways to make the miniscule little eye shaped pendant a little bigger. Working around the tiny ruby and diamond pendant , my first goal was to give it a classic Victorian look . Having no pattern at hand I had to make several attempts to get the circle of seed beads and crystals to fit the circumference of the pendant .
After having the pendant design approved from her , I completed the collar , happy that I had accomplished my goal .
If you notice I have given the traditional cord tassel at the end ( a prevelant closure in indian jewellery , as it allows the wearer to adjust the collar according to the neck size and the length of the necklace can be controlled according to what size the person wants - tight like collar or loose as in necklace )
I am eagerly awaiting her comment .
Do you think she will like it ? and more important will I get more such challenging custom orders?
Do drop in a line,
till then , happily beading