Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My take on the Artz de Scrap Beads Challenge


I haven't received my packet of goodies for the projects yet. Knowing Philippine post, especially after the Christmas season, I'm sure it might take some time to get to me.

Because I was getting anxious with the deadline, I decided to make my own jewelry using beads and whatever else I had. I found this watch face that wasn't working anymore. The design looked vintage so I made a neckribbon instead. I sewed the watch in the middle of a faded olive velvet ribbon. Then, I sewed hematite cube beads on both sides of the ribbon, simulating the wrist arms of a watch. In order to keep the cubes in place, I had to tie each cube literally to the velvet ribbon. Otherwise, the tendency of the cubes is to hang. Then, I attached several jump rings on the bottom of the ribbon and hung turquoise-colored beads for movement.

At first, I thought, why would one use a watch for a pendant when they can't read the time? True, if it was working, the watch wouldn't be of any good since the wearer won't be able to see the face of the watch. But since it wasn't working, it was perfect as a decorative element.

I asked one of my students to model it for me. You can check out the Artz de Scrap blog for the gorgeous work of the other designers.

Materials: misc. velvet ribbon, old watch, hematite cube beads, turquoise-colored beads, jump rings, wire, thread.

6 comments:

Lee i. said...

sigh, this is just lovely. where do you get your ideas? paambon naman please...

Benga said...

elegant and trully fabulous!

Lianne said...

I love that choker! At tama nga naman, e hindi mo naman mababasa't sira naman, so why not wear it? Kagandahan naman, dehvah? ;)

Liza said...

That is beautiful Candy! Love the timepiece as part of your design. Galing!

salme said...

Just gorgeous! I {heart} this!

Liza Yet said...

This is gorgeous!!!! Absolutely am loving this!!!