Thursday, September 24, 2015

Welcome to The Rose Sword's blog post on B'Sue's Blog Hop of Seeing things from a different perspective.

We had out choice of three different pieces to deconstruct and reconstruct in a new way.

I chose this piece:

At first I thought that I would use it to design a bracelet with as that was the obvious choice.  But I wasn't in love with that idea as so many people have done it before and they did it so  much better than I ever could.

So, I got my handy pair of cut metal like butter shears, available at B'Sues Boutique, and I started cutting.  

What I came up with looked a little like this. . . 


And as I am a person who was taught to use every part of the bird, I saved the middle bar piece as seen in the first picture to bend and use as a crown piece.

 Then I colored.  I wanted to mimic damascene . I colorized both pieces and decided on gigantic "Dynasty" earrings.


This was prior to the earrings being assembled.

My last stage was to add flat pearls, also from B'Sues and to use connectors as chain.  

The funny part is, I didn't know where this idea came from until I was walking into my classroom and looked at this mud stain by the door:

 

I hope you like this piece, from my viewpoint to a newer one.  Please leave a comment and let me know what you like or not!



Here's another shot of it:



66 comments:

  1. Thanks Paula--I think I could have done a bit more, but, its different and big and dangly. . .what more could a girl ask for?

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  2. Cute Earrings...with all the large, big styles and 80's clothes coming back into fashion, these will fit in perfectly. Happy Hopping.

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    1. Thank you,Miss Shari...really want to try with the green alcohol inks...

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  3. Awesome Mary! You definitely were thinking outside the box ;)

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  4. Great job! I used that stamping too and totally didn't even think about earrings! LOL! What did you color them with?

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    1. I would be so embarrassed to share...a dying sharpie and another permanent marker. Sealed it after.

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  5. What a clever idea, Mary! I think those earrings are awesome. Very, very pretty!

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  6. Those are awesome! They will sell like hotcakes.

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  7. Fantastic Mary Katherine. These earrings are gorgeous and love the crown idea, very clever. These could be worn on the Game of Thrones set

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  8. I love these! My favorite part of a hop that has us all use the same components is finding out just how many ways there are to use the same piece. It doesn't even look like the same piece anymore and THAT is awesome!

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    1. Thank you...they actually look like a puddle stain outside my classroom door...all subconscious I am sure.

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  9. I never thought of this one as earrings, Mary, but they are way cool, and you can see all the thought that went into them. I am really tickled with the outcome and so happy you dived into this challenge with us!

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    1. Thank you. They look pretty awesome on...if only my neck were 2 inches longer...

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  10. How clever you are, to make earrings out of that stamping. I love how they turned out, very pretty. I especially loved the mini education on the different stampings. I have been learning so much from this group it is really amazing! I really enjoyed your blog and all your pics. :D

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  11. I like your creative approach to the stamping and at recreating damascene.

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    1. Thank you,Harry. Liked your whimsical tie as well.

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  13. Oh my gosh--this is SO creative--I never in a million yrs. would've thought of doing that for earrings. I love them and the crown idea is wonderful. :):)

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  14. Great idea and use of your cuff pieces. They have made lovely earrings.

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  15. Mary, these are beautifully designed and colored. Fantastic change up!!

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  17. Mary, I love the design! Big earrings are my fav and these are wonderful! Love that you used the extra piece- very creative design element!

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  18. I got drawn in to reading more of your blog. The comparison of stampings in the next post was fascinating to me. Thanks.

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    1. Thank you,Linda. Had been literally wanting to write the other piece for years...

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  19. What a great idea to use this stamping for earrings! I love the coloring and pearls ... super glamorous! ;)

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  20. Wonderful work and beautiful turnout, I would have never thought to make earrings~! Very well done and very outside the box thinking wtg~! xXx Ne

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  22. Wonderful work and beautiful turnout, I would have never thought to make earrings~! Very well done and very outside the box thinking wtg~! xXx Ne

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  23. These are fabulous Mary, I love what you did. Your blog is really interesting and informative too.

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  24. Mary--I used the same piece and it's amazing how different our final designs are. I never thought of using the pieces as earrings. Nice job!

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  25. Wow, that is really seeing differently. I love how you found the "heart" and then snipped off the rest for the "crown" pieces. It looks lovely with pearls. I would not have guessed it was the large cuff used to make these! Great earrings!

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  26. Mary, that piece makes great statement earrings! Good job!! ~ Catherine S.

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  27. Great idea to use this piece in a new way! Your statement earrings are wowser!

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  28. Love how you used the piece and the resulting earrings are gorgeous!

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  29. These are really pretty earrings. Big earrings are super popular right now, and I'm sure these will sell in a minute! Nice job!!!

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  30. I never would have thought of making earrings out of that stamping! You are truly creative and wonderful!! Love love love them xx

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  31. Lyn--I was channeling my inner Alexis, too! That WAS Dynasty, yes? (Actually, I channel her far too much, lately!)
    Love big 1980's earrings. Thanks for the comments, doll!

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