"Vintage Redesign Take 2"

April 9th, 2009 in blog, projects     
MimiToria Gretchen Schaumann, contributor
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1)  Vintage redesign necklace.  This is the completed version of a necklace that I originally created, but just wasnt happy with the overall finished design.  I like the way this necklace looks now, but notice the next photo, which is what I didnt like.
2)  This is the original version of the necklace, which I wasnt happy with.  I removed the bottom part of the focal and did a total redo on this portion of the  necklace.
3)  This close up photo shows the waterfall style of the focal.  It lays really nice when worn, but it is difficult to show laying down on photos.  What I didnt like about the version 1 of this necklace was the brighter pink that I had used in the tassle.  The colors were off and there wasnt any other brighter pink to pull it together.
 
This portion of the necklace remained untouched.  These pink/white floral sections were originally part of necklace that they were the total focal of the choker style necklace.
1)  Vintage redesign necklace.  This is the completed version of a necklace that I originally created, but just wasnt happy with the overall finished design.  I like the way this necklace looks now, but notice the next photo, which is what I didnt like.

1)  Vintage redesign necklace.  This is the completed version of a necklace that I originally created, but just wasn't happy with the overall finished design.  I like the way this necklace looks now, but notice the next photo, which is what I didn't like.


Notice that this necklace was originally made with a mix of light pink and a brighter pink colors in the vintage redesign.  I wasn't happy with that mix, went into my huge stash of beads and found elements and decided to go with an allover light pink in this necklace.  I used a combination of beads that were vintage, semi-precious gemstones and unique elements to obtain a waterfall style design that I can truly smile about and happily sell.


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Comments (17)

pofolksdecorator1 writes: Very unique and beautiful jewelry. Do you sell them online? My daughter needs a graduation gift. Let me know if you are on ebay, etsy or how I could purchase one of these treasures. Awesome. Annie Posted: 3:00 pm on May 16th
writes: Gretchen,
You have such a talent with jewelry. I admire your patience and design eye as I have such trouble working with something so delicate. You are a true artist.

JennyK Posted: 1:23 pm on April 15th
justloveit writes:
Sooo pretty Gretchen. I didn't know what to call that design either, but I think it's so feminine. Is the chain all metal, or are there some other elements in there? Looks like the part closest to the "waterfall" has some larger links that are different. I love the look. Great job. Posted: 9:25 am on April 15th
JunkArchitect writes:
Gretchen, you have become the source for beautiful junk jewelry creations. You KNOW I mean junk in a nice way.

Jim Posted: 8:19 pm on April 13th
MimiToria writes: Thank you everyone for your nice comments. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and the original design really bugged me until I fixed it. This necklace is so fun and fresh looking against a white back drop. I try to wear each design to make sure that it lays right, and doesn't turn, elements are at the right location etc., so this helps in the overall designing of my redesigns.
I should of photographed it against white, as the colors in these photos don't do it justice. Part of the process of learning photography tricks.

Gretchen
http://www.mimitoriasdesignsblogspot.com Posted: 1:51 pm on April 13th
NebraskaJunker writes: Gretchen, Your jewelry is ablsolutely beautiful! You have great designs. Keep them coming.

Donna Posted: 9:56 pm on April 11th
suewhitney writes: Absolutely beautiful Gretchen. Love it!

Take care,
Sue Posted: 10:21 am on April 11th
eveh writes: I really like this look. I like necklaces that dangle like that. Thanks shbbychick for telling me what you call that style. Now I want have to call it that dangle thingie on the end. Haha It is the waterfall style. Posted: 10:17 pm on April 10th
SweetMelissa writes: You have great vision with these wonderful vintage peices! Looks great!! Posted: 12:22 am on April 10th
roadtriplouise writes: As always, beautiful jewelry. I have been working on some button pendents. It's so much fun sorting through the buttons.
Ann Posted: 8:50 pm on April 9th
fellowjunker writes: Ooh la, la. So very pretty Gretchen. Your jewelry is stunningly beautiful!!!!
xojanis Posted: 6:47 pm on April 9th
junkfestgirl writes: Another great design Gretchen! Love it! Posted: 5:02 pm on April 9th
junkntrunk writes: Hi! I love this piece! As usual, it's fabulous! I wanted to apologize for not responding to your last message to me. I have totally neglected to check this account for a while and I am just getting back into the hang of things around here. I will be posting some new projects pretty soon but in the meantime, I am enjoying looking at everyone's awesome stuff! I love this place. Thanks, also, for the blog link for the lady who moved to fill her home with all things junk created! It was absolutely fabulous and truly inspirational. Hope to talk soon! Have a great week and Happy Easter! Posted: 3:47 pm on April 9th
georgiamoon writes: Oh Gretchen I love the second version. I like the way the colors all go together perfectly and kind of cascade (I love the word cascade) down from the flower. Great job, Georgia Posted: 1:35 pm on April 9th
oldnews writes: Beautiful! You are so talented! I loved the first one, and the second time around is even better! Wow! Posted: 12:55 pm on April 9th
shabbychick writes: Gretchen - LOVE IT! Absolutely beautiful, and perfect redo - love the waterfall style. (and I love pink)

Your work is amazing!

Kathy Posted: 11:10 am on April 9th
CottageElements writes: Gretchen, I loved this when I first saw it and it's even better in Round 2. You are truly gifted at jewelry design. Lovely, lovely, lovely!!!!

Lani Posted: 10:54 am on April 9th
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