Saturday, July 18, 2015

Whats on My Bench

Hello again everyone! This week Whats on My Bench with the JET Team joins Gaetana of SatinDollCo who has once again been busy making more gifts for her family. How does she find the time, I wonder?!

My godmother's birthday is at the end of June. So like always, instead of buying a gift I opted to make her a jewelry set. After searching through my bead selection, I came up with a cool tone mix of beads....



The last piece I made for her, for Mother's Day, was in warm tones - follow this link to see what I made back then. So I wanted this piece to be with more refreshing colors and I decided to feature green agate, smokey gray faceted glass beads, onyx teardrop beads and an kiwi jasper flower pendant - a nice refreshing mix of beads. Now to figure out the configuration....



I noticed when doing the placement that I didn't have enough green agate beads or onyx beads to continue the pattern. And finishing off with the smokey gray faceted glass beads would be boring so I thought some leather was in order. Don't you agree?



I strung the beads onto wire and then cut the leather to the required length and attached the pieces to the necklace, then finished the whole thing off with a lobster clasp and a chain extension.



All done! I think the leather was a nice mix to the necklace if I say so myself! Now, you can't give a necklace with some sort of earrings to match, can you?!



I created a simple pair of earrings featuring the smokey gray faceted glass beads and sesame jade beads. I didn't have any kiwi jasper beads but the sesame jade was a close second and are passable. I think she'll love it, and I can't wait to hear her reaction!

What a beautiful gift, Gaetana - your godmother is very lucky!
Until next time,
Val

11 comments :

Mollie Ann said...

What a lovely set! Yes, your godmother is a lucky lady!

SatinDollCo said...

My god mother called me after she received it and said I out did myself. Her exact words were I can't mess with you. She was so blown away she said that she put it on right away and already had the perfect outfit for it.She then went and pulled out all the jewelry she's received from me over the years and laid them out. And just stared at them all amazed. She seriously had me blushing over the phone. Got to love her to pieces.

Michele said...

Lovely necklace set, That was very sweet of you Gaetana!!!!

Brooke said...

It's fun seeing how jewelry comes together. What a great gift Gaetana!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

I know your Godmother is so pleased with you, Gaetana. Not just for the beautiful jewelry, but that you made it with your own hands. That's so special, and she must feel so loved.

SendingLoveGallery said...

lovely, Gaetana! enjoyed your post!

Beadsme said...

What a lovely set.

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Such a sweet goddaughter! I'm sure she was thrilled to get this beautiful set.

Laura Stamper said...

Lucky Godmother!

Tracy said...

Gorgeousness! I'm sure she'll wear it with pride!

Lori Taggart said...

Beautiful!