Thursday, February 28, 2008

necklace from Amy Hanna's class

here is my deconstructed necklace that i made in Amy's class. it was really challenging since i decided right away to add 3 strands and a brooch. the brooch is a little off kilter in design, so it really tested my patience as it took awhileto get it to hang correctly! i wasn't very good at wire wrapping, so eventually i gave up and used jump rings (cheating....) i still have some tweaking to do and some soldering; but i love it.
the brooch belonged to my Grandma Frazee and while i was visiting my dad in Nov., my stepmom let me pick out some of her things. the little face dangling from the brooch also belonged to my grandma. it was on a charm bracelet of all her grandchildren. that charm has my name and birthdate on it. there is also a double heart with rhinestones on my necklace that belonged to my cousin, who died very young while she was in college. i've had it for years, so i was really happy to get to incorporate it. the strands contain bits of pearl necklaces, rosary beads, some beads off a vintage necklace and some clear beads i traded Kelly for during class. the rest of my photos from Artnest can be found here


  1. AAAHHHHHHHHHHH.............I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your necklace and I must have it!! it's amazing - omg.
    my half birthday is this saturday, march 1st.
    what a wonderful gift this necklace would be.
    i'll act surprised.

  2. That is an absolutely stunning piece and the meaning that is in it makes it all the more special. Great job!

  3. What a stunning necklace! I love all the different bits and the meaning that is wrapped {or jump ringed :)} into each section!

    Love your collages from Anahata's class too - esp. that first one!

  4. OHHH, I LOVE their jewels, they are very very beautiful and original !

    Does are they made by you ? (excuse my pouur english !!)



  5. i especially love how you incorporated your little "kecia charm" from grandma's bracelet - what a treasure with so many memories of family - hope your dad sees this! love, mom

  6. Love your necklace Kecia, how wonderful to have the old pieces to incorporate into your design that have so much meaning for you. What a wonderful memory piece to treasure forever, old memories with new, that's awesome.

  7. FABULOUS necklace....I love the chunky pieces and romantic pieces all combined together...great movement to it!! WOW!! Debra

  8. I love the necklace and I totally enjoyed all the pictures on flickr - what a wonderful time everyone was having and what great art was made!


  9. Your necklace was wonderful and I love the little charm with your name from your grandma...that is very special. Thanks for the what I needed. Thanks for stopping by my little corner of blogland. xoxo

  10. hi Kecia,
    I like your site and love your jewelry. :-)



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