Thursday, June 21, 2012

If at first you don't suceed........

 by Staci L. Smith



Try another approach.  At least thats what I had to do this time, because I have NO time to lose.  With the sea glass festival this weekend, and not enough sea glass jewelry made, I am working around the clock.  I really wanted to make more sea glass bezels, since I only have  a few stored away, but alas, they were just too time consuming, and not working out for me.

I had all the backs cut out already and textured, so I thought, what else can I do to secure the glass to these.  So, I wire wrapped and riveted glass to the backs.  Know what?  I love them.

Here are a few of the new designs.  They get more ethnic, and tribal as I go. I really hope people want to dress like gypsy, tribal sea side princess's.








So I am happy my bezels didn't work out, because it took me in a new direction that I am really enjoying.

What kinda road bumps have you encountered that sent you in a new and good direction?

16 comments:

mairedodd said...

well, i am so happy that you didn't have time to solder - you have expanded your repertoire and exercised your creative muscle... they are really great, congrats!

Anvil Artifacts said...

Fabulous! Your solution to the bezel issue resulted in beautiful new pieces. Love rhem!

stacilouise said...

Thanks!!!! I just need those pushes from time to time to break me out of a rut;)

Kalaya Steede said...

these came out very lovely...thank goodness you didn't have time to solder!

Lisa said...

wow! i think they turned out great! will you be listing any of these for sale after the show? btw, i've been meaning to ask - do you use a standard hand drill for the sea glass? i have about a gazillion pieces of sea glass that i would love to drill some holes in! i'd sure appreciate any tips you wouldn't mind sharing.

lunedreams said...

These pieces are spectacular!! The sea glass adds so much, such a lovely contrast to the pearls. I find a lot of my "engineering" ideas come about because I'm trying to avoid learning how to solder. Even though I bought all the soldering stuff. Or sometimes an idea happens because a hole is in the wrong place, or I made some part too long or too short. And then I'm glad I did because then I have another design option in my toolbox!

Jean A. Wells said...

Those are great. I like them better than in the bezel. What great designs. I'm sure people will love them.

Eve Smith said...

these all look great, i'm sure you will sell loads,

Kelli said...

Love these!!!!!!!!!!! Very rustic. Gorgeous!!!!!

Julie Holmes said...

I ADORE these...and I most definitely want to be a tribal seaside goddess princess!

Genea said...

You know I have so been LOVING the new jewelry! My art teachers would call your discovery a "Happy little accident". It's funny the things we remember from school! ;) These turned out so beautifully! Cheers to new discoveries!

Good luck at the show!

xo Genea

stacilouise said...

lisa- I have a sea glass drilling tutorial on my blog www.stacilouise.blogspot.com just click the sea glass drilling tab for all the info. I use a cordless dremel

Malin de Koning said...

The new style looks soooooo good Staci!!!! Keirsten said spectacular. I can only agree.

freshbakeddesigns said...

Fantastic necklaces. In love with the dagger look.
Serendipity happens!

Stacie said...

Love this, Staci...and have a fabo weekend...I love it when I am forced to move in a new direction...bliss!

Melissa Meman said...

Wow, these are absolutely gorgeous! I am blown away!

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