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So, here is my latest project - Happy's Obsession
or what I do between bouts of Real Life
So, here is my latest project
A friend of a close friend is getting married. She & I tend to travel in the same circles when she's visiting the state. She announced a week ago that she was getting married on Thursday (tomorrow) to her fiance, here in WA. She had come for my goddaughter's graduation.

As I was leaving my goddaughter's BBQ (having had too much food, too much drink, and too little sleep the night before), my FOAF asked, "Can you make a necklace to match my dress?"

I didn't feel I could say no, and it WOULD be nice to have a reason to create again. So, of course, instead of just looking through the glass & other beads I have, and making something that would match, I had to take the jacket of the dress to the Bead Factory, and then match colors for Swarovski crystals. Because I am a geek that way.

Took pics, but it didn't come out so well when I tried to lay it flat on the scanner.

Suzie's Wedding Necklace - original design

Sketched at work, looking at the crystals available. Set this up, and then modified it after color mixing/balancing to the Working Design.
Suzie's Wedding Necklace - original design
Suzie's Wedding Necklace - working design

Design as originally planned for the necklace. Had to add a bead to the lower strand in the center, as it hung wrong without it.
Suzie's Wedding Necklace - working design
Suzie's Wedding Necklace

Sterling Silver (0005 chain), Swarovski crystals (4-8 mm, bicone & round)
Suzie's Wedding Necklace

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severina2001 From: severina2001 Date: June 22nd, 2006 01:40 pm (UTC) (Link)
Very pretty! And doesn't it feel wonderful being creative again?
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: June 22nd, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, it does!

I got some 6 mm square Swarovski crystals, one in each color of the rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, violet - and want to make a short necklace to wear to Pride this weekend. So that's what I'll be working on Friday & Saturday!
severina2001 From: severina2001 Date: June 22nd, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
That is a BRILLIANT idea. I seriously just squeed all over this idea.
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qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: June 22nd, 2006 06:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
I've made a few things for special occasions, most notably my sister's wedding - a bracelet for her, then earring/bracelet combo's for the bridesmaid's gifts. If you click on the pic above, it should take you to the gallery of my jewelry.

I also have made a number of birthday & Christmas presents, as well as some stuff for myself. I just wish I had more time to do it!

rae_1985 From: rae_1985 Date: June 22nd, 2006 04:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's really pretty. I can't even imagine what your jewelry box looks like. There must be so many beautiful things in there.

I read about the Pride necklace above. That's such a great idea. It should get lots of compliments for being so unique.
mi_nion From: mi_nion Date: June 22nd, 2006 05:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
you always make such pretty things.
paddies From: paddies Date: June 22nd, 2006 07:04 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is beautiful! You're extremely talented. :x:x:x

Also, did you send an invitation with Yahoo messenger? I'd love to add you on Y!M, but I wanted to be sure it's actually you before accepting...

*is paranoid*
qafhappy From: qafhappy Date: June 22nd, 2006 08:44 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I updated to the new Messenger with Voice (even though I don't have a mic yet). You probably won't hear from me too much, as I actually usually forget to sign in. But I tend to go in at it in fits & starts.

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