Friday, 19 June 2015

Pearls for all time

This is a quick blog on how I designed and made my new favourite shop item.
A few years back I was able to buy the most unique watch faces from a specialist shop called JC’s until  they stopped bringing them into South Africa.  The other two other shops where I buy my watch faces do not carry unique items  so I buy watch faces from them in bulk. The owner of JC’s  remembered me and informed me that they will be importing unique watch faces  again. YAY!

A few years ago I made two watches with large sun faces - the one sold immediately and the other one has been sitting on my shelf for the past 3 years.
This is the photograph of the one that sold!

I recently decided to move to more up- market beads, so I pulled apart the old watch to redesign it.  I knew I wanted something classy and made with fresh water pearls.  I toyed with the idea of pearls and crystals, but they didn’t look right.  They were good but not great.  Then I took my pearls and watch and strung the pearls and I attached a pretty old fashioned clasp. It still didn’t look right. The band looked too small and  the pearls didn’t display nicely.
I pulled the watch apart again and decided to go back to a style I know works and the watch looks perfect!    A lesson here to try, try and try again until you get it right!
It is on strong elastic (tried and tested)! With a diamante spacer to finish it off nicely. 3 beautiful strands of  creamy white fresh water pearls.  I love it. It is available on Etsy or Facebook (adiesdesigns)

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