Monday, October 17, 2011

DERYN'S INSPIRATION CHALLENGE







Last week the multitalented and sweet Deryn of Something Sublime proposed on her blog an inspiration challenge.....to create a piece of jewelry based on an incredibly gorgeous photo she posted. To see the photo, please visit Deryn's post here. This is what I came up with. This one was a personal challenge for me. I adore vintage but sometimes have trouble with it, earthy is easier for me, but when I saw the photo I knew what I was going to do, well, just about. I am not one to do multi layered strands either, but I pushed myself with this one, and I am so happy I did. Anyway, go take a looky, and see what you think. BTW, Deryn is offering a really sweet giveaway with this too, so if you are interested, you still have a day left....so chop chop!
In this necklace I used part of an incredible Victorian brass pin that I was hoarding and I deconstructed it, that beauty in the center with the rhinestones, vintage rosary chain, a gorgeous chandelier drop, heishi pearl, rhinestone rondelles, vintage rose flower beads, brass chain, and faceted garnet strands. The next step in my personal challenge would be to wear this, and I am getting closer!



Thanks for visiting and I always love your comments!

33 comments:

umelecky said...

The necklace is spectacular Sharon! I know you will receive many compliments when you wear it.

Sandy said...

OMG I´ve missed my words Sharon.
So beautiful necklace.
Love it, love it, love it.

Judy said...

Sharon, I would wear that in a heartbeat! I love it! You did such a wonderful job!

stregata said...

This piece is fabulous, Sharon! While pushing your boundaries, it is still so very you. Gorgeous work!

Prządka said...

Oh Sharon, what can I say?
The beauty, elegance and mystery in one. I love this necklace.

romantic decay said...

Pushing yourself outside the box worked . . .this is very cool!

Diane said...

Oh my goodness!!! Gorgeous!!

Lori @ Studio Waterstone said...

Sharon, that necklace is magical! I am seriously drooling! And just picture it with a simple top! Oh, girl, you GOTTA wear that.

Lesley said...

Wear it! Wear it!!!! It's gorgeous!!!!

Two Dog Pond said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Something Sublime said...

Wow, wow, wow! This is so pretty, Sharon. Thanks for participating!

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

You certainly nailed that challenge Sharon, this whole layered composition fulfills that photo in spades. Just gorgeous. xox Corrine

SueBeads said...

Beautiful Sharon! i don't really do vintage either. You did a fantastic job!

Sharon said...

So beautiful and majestic! You must wear this out on the town and show it off!

Dorthe said...

Sharon dear, WEAR IT :)
this is so fabolous, and it is a beautiful go on Deryn`s challenge.
I love the pearls you have used ,the colors are wonderful-and the old brass piece so gorgeous.
Congratulations on this piece of art.
Warm hug,
Dorthe

Terri Kahrs said...

You do vintage very well, Sharon!!! Matter of fact, you totally rocked the challenge! Love that dangling piece of crystal. How lovely this would look with a little black dress!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Marilyn Rock said...

So very beautiful Sharon - everything about it! xxoo

Christine Altmiller said...

this is beautiful! very much another time and place piece. it has a great feel to it. just lovely, sharon!

CATHY said...

A lovely piece with so many interesting beads. And I see the room in it!

Alice said...

Sharon, this is a lovely piece and a great representation of the inspiration room! I just love the lucious gemstones.

Katalina Jewelry said...

Stunning! I love the brass pin that you used for the pendant and the multi layered chain is perfect!

Shuku said...

Oh wow, this is just beaaaautiful. The colours are fantastic, especially those lovely garnets. Everything works together so well! Gorgeous!

juliehaymakerthompson said...

Sharon. yummy yummy yummy Such beautiful stuff !!Came by to tell you I am ok and your work makes my heart sing . Art saves lives .I know when I get creating it will aid in my healing .I thank you for your support My blog will be gone and my sister is staying with her husband. She reads my blog and i wish to not have that connection so I am closing the blog down to create even more separation. You are in my thoughts Hugs julie

Riki Schumacher said...

Well look at all the pretties over here! Beautiful necklace Sharon, love it to pieces. I would wear that in a heart beat, you must be proud. Thanks for dropping by and leaving a sweet comment. Haven't tried soldering with an iron huh. Piece of cake, guess I need to post a little video! Riki xox

TesoriTrovati said...

Miss Sharon! You may be earthy, but this vintage look is the bomb! I love that long crystal. So decadent looking! enjoy the day!
Erin

Carmela said...

Amazing!

Engagement rings Dublin said...

Wow, amazing jewellery, so unique and different

kimmie said...

This is beautiful!

Mania said...

I found your blog accidently and I liked it very much!! ALL Your jewelry are amazing!! I will follow you!! Best regards from Greece!!

sundownbeaddesigns said...

Beautiful Sharon! I love what you've done for the challenge!

Sally Russick said...

Sharon, your necklace is gorgeous! Dark and romantic just like the Interior Alchemy inspiration room. STUNNING work!!!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Beautiful work,dear Sharon!!Love it.
Hugs,
Marie

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

Looks like a precious necklance Cleopatra would wear. I like the square metal with the white beads and the stone dangling above it.

xx Lorraine xx

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