Thursday, August 1, 2013

Necklace - `Deep Sea Treasures`

While  making my necklace Samudra , I struck upon the idea to make another necklace , a more formal one this time , inspired by the Sea . Since the components I had were more or less off white in color and natural , I decided on using one of the shells from my collection as the focal piece  . It was easy to choose the simple white one from the lot , as it had the thinnest shell , (which would make my task of drilling a hole quite easy or so I thought)

inspired by the sea ,necklace , MOP

But drilling a hole into the shell proved to be quite an ardous task as I did not have a proper drill . Making do with the bead reamer that I had , I carefully cracked the shell with the tip of the reamer , praying it would not be damaged , as it was a new one that I had got recently . Carefully widening the hole and making it round I inserted the metal chain and created the tassel using vintage glass leaves , mother of pearl , and crystal beads , along with pearls.

mother of pearl ,classic jewellery , vintage

     It was fun to make the tassel as I desperately need to perfect my wire wrapping skills and this task would give me that chance .  To add a touch of  drama , I added the clasp not at the back , but in front . It would also serve the purpose of  holding and balancing the heavy tasseled shell .


 And so , here`s my newest necklace  Deep Sea Treasures . I hope you have as much fun reading this post as much as I had creating this , as I now feel slightly more confident of using mixed media in my jewellery creations !

Do drop in a line as always , it means a lot to me !

bye for now

motidana
 

16 comments:

  1. I love this one; makes a real statement

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  2. Thanks Divya . It`s fun trying out new (to me ) jewellery making techniques !

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  3. it reminds me that it is time for some vacation

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    1. Thanks for looking Guna . Yes , what you say is true . Vacations are always associated with most beautiful memories .

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  4. wow! jewelry like Anthropologie. I love shell jewel, you have beautifully designed it.

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    1. Thanks for appreciating Daffy ! Shell jewellery has a beauty of it`s own . The lovely luster of the shells brings out the beauty of most pieces.

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    1. Thanks for stopping by and commenting . Always look forward to your visits and comments .

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  6. This is so beautiful . Love the sea theme
    Cheers
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts School Projects

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  7. This is fantastic!!! every detail of it is so beautiful...

    Waiting to see more of it..

    Much Admiration
    Nabeela

    Colour, Paper, Glue and Scissor (http://nabeescorner.blogspot.in/)

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  8. You are very artistic and creative. I like the designs and your latest deep sea treasure is beautiful.

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  9. I should have shared my blog link. Maybe you will enjoy seeing some of the things I do.

    http://beadsknitters.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks a lot for sharing your blog link . Your creations are wonderful, especially the crochet and bead necklaces !

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