Thursday, July 9, 2009

One a Week Challenge: Makeover!

I haven't been too active in the One a Week Challenges lately, as I've been swamped with so many other things. But, I've been watching them and loving everything that folks have come up with. This week's challenge was such a fun theme that I really wanted to participate - even though I'm late! :)

The theme? Jewelry makeover.

I opted to work with this scarab that my grandmother had bought in Egypt many years ago and which was later gifted to me. I've always wanted to do something with it, but have never really figured out what that was. Back when I was beading, I slipped a head pin through the hole in the center and strung it on a string of beads. I wore it, but it never really did it justice.

So, I figured I'd give it a go of presenting it better. Like Alisa, I rummaged through my box of miscellanea and found just the perfect piece of silver that I had cut out and prepped for something months ago and then never used. Curly bezel, a collage of old maps and newsprint, and the scarab...

Overall, I'm pretty happy with it. It's not weighted right, with the scarab on the side, so I'll need to still add something to make it hang straight. But, I'm determined to do that before we leave on our trip, so that I can have at least one nice "show" piece with me.


~ Lora Hart Jewels ~ said...

Woo Hoo! Good for you. You got it done, and it's gorgeous. How lovely to work with something of your Grandmother's. Do you think you'll be able to join in while you're on the road? Hope so.

Laura Crawford said...

Thanks! Keep up while I'm on the road? I don't know - it'll probably depend on where we are and what else we have planned - but I hope to keep watching what everyone else does!