Do you have a few pieces in your inventory that have been around a while? Maybe they are even pieces you made early in your career, that you really like but have somehow never caught the eye of a potential customer? I have a few of those too. And as I told everyone, my New Year’s resolution is to remake those pieces in unique ways. My first project for the year 2013was this older piece. I liked the basic design, a plain tube with purple and white pearls dangling from sterling chains.
The problem was that no one else shared my opinion. They liked the movement of the piece, and the color of the pearls, but the tube itself probably looked a little — well — boring.
I decided for my first effort at remaking should be fairly simple, so I chose to add some fine silver leaves to the tube to add some character. I took the piece apart, refired the tube, and remade and hung the piece.
You can also see that my photographic skills have improved from when I started! Here’s the new and improved version.