Thursday, March 4, 2010
If you know of Big Louie, and you're concerned that he's "transformed" from being Big Louie into being Large Louise, not to worry - he's was just helping me out by modeling some of my beadwork.
The transformation I'm referring to involved taking some necklaces I had made years ago, and changing each of them into one more-modest necklace and two brass bookmarks. I forgot to take any "before" pictures, so you'll have to imagine this. The dangles that now hang from the bookmarks originally hung from the bottom of the necklace. It was a bit overmuch. Also, when I walked, the two dangles bumped against each other, providing a click, click, click whenever I moved. This was especially a problem when I wore one of the necklaces to work, as my job was in a library....
A close-up of some of the beads.
A second necklace that got transformed was done in black and gold beads.
Here's a closer shot of the new bookmarks.
The third necklace was done in aqua beads. All three necklaces look a whole lot better now!
The brass bookmarks are available from my favorite bead source: Fire Mountain Gems.