I wasn't honestly sure what to do with them, but after today's post I've decided to take them apart and put the beads in my stash.
Sometimes I almost cringe at what my mother drags out to wear that I made ages ago. Today I went and pulled out some of my oldest pieces in my personal collection. I actually wear them from time to time-- usually layered with some of my newer things.
I'm going to share them with you today! You'll see a bit of a learning curve for sure!
The seed beads are on string! Probably some of the first pieces I ever made-- I wasn't beading then-- just crafting. (The beading came later with all of these other pieces. ) I can't believe they're still in one piece actually.
Now closer! (The horror!)
The clasp on this choker? I didn't know how to use memory wire! And since the hook is base metal, it's icky. The bicones are acrylic! All the finish is flaked off! It's been awhile since I've worn that. I may chunk it.
On a personal note I made it to wear to a party. It was the first time my now BIL invited sistermine and I to do anything socially. He invited us, not to spend time with sistermine, but because a friend of his was interested in my cousin. That was a *long* time ago!
The clasp on this one is a wreck! Silver plated crimp beads just pressed together with the wrong pliers for the job. The jump ring is open (why it's never fallen apart I don't know) and the clasp was a failed experiment. Everyone hated them! I also messed up the pattern of the beads, but since it was for me anyway, I never corrected it.
The anklet? Acrylic beads on leather cord.
Before I knew how to make a proper loop-- again with the junky metal-- and also before I knew that some seed bead finishes aren't permanent!
This one's even older! I was still using monofilament! I don't know why they even sell it in the beading section!