to take an “old, tired, boring” piece of jewelry that Jeannie had made in her early days of jewelry making and to recreate a piece of jewelry using the same beads. Additional beads from our own stash could be added but we were to use at least 50% of the do over piece.
Here is the piece that I received from Jeannie. There were earrings also but I forgot to photograph them before I started using the beads.
I made two necklaces from the beads in the original necklace. The first one is a combination of two different purple amethyst beads using the moonstones as a break between the purple. The spiky nature of the one amethyst bead mimics the uneven look of the moonstone from the original necklace. I also used the chain and closure from the original necklace in this piece.
The second necklace is a simple little necklace using red millefiori squares with navy and yellow accent beads. Again I used the moonstone chips to separate the other beads in the piece. The donut beads were added to this piece for a bit of whimsy. With the additional donut beads I created a matching pair of earrings.