7th Do Over Challenge

Jeannie K. Dukic started this challenge several years ago since she had boxes of old jewelry that she had made as beginner.  This jewelry was no longer her taste or style.  She sent each person in the challenge one of these pieces of jewelry to remake into a new piece of jewelry. This is what I got:


This is what I made:

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I used almost half of the chain, the clasp, over half of the Swarovski bicone crystals, and one of the butterflies. I added 8 small lampwork beads and a focal bead made by myself out of Effetre glass.

Be sure to go to Jeannie’s site to find out about others in the challenge and to check out what they have made with their jewelry pieces.

About ingetraud

I make lampwork beads and jewelry. My other interests include traveling, reading, hiking, and collecting art and handcrafted items, especially pottery. I have always loved handmade things and have collected hand-thrown pottery since I was a teenager. I have done stained glass and weaving. I had been stringing beads into necklaces for a while when I attended a clay and glass show in Palo Alto. There was a beadmaker there whose work I fell in love with. I bought one bead to make into a necklace and decided I wanted to learn how to make glass beads. I took my first beadmaking class from Jackie Marr in Santa Cruz. After taking another class from Katie Stuart in Santa Barbara I set up my own studio and have not looked back. Beadmaking is like meditation for me. What has kept me interested is that there is always some new technique or color combination to learn or try. I have taken advanced classes from Sally Prasch, Marjorie Langston, Holly Cooper, Shirley Cook, Dolly Ahles, J.C. Herrill, Kristen Franzten Orr, Amy Waldman Smith, Claudia Trimbur-Pagel, Astrid Riedel, Amanda Muddimer, Melanie Moertel, Angela Meier, Gay Massender, Kris Schaible, and Jennifer Geldard. I love combining my love of beadmaking and traveling by taking classes away from home. In September, 2016 I got to attend a bead symposium in Wertheim, Germany. I took a bead lining class and watched many demos. I am married and have one son, age 26. I live in the Santa Cruz Mountains between Los Gatos and Scotts Valley, California.
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15 Responses to 7th Do Over Challenge

  1. Nelly May says:

    Oh that is just beautiful. It has a sort of garden fairy feel to it. I love it to bits.

  2. Monique U says:

    Very pretty and much more streamlined, Inge 🙂

  3. Beti Horvath says:

    I love the focal created out of a butterfly and the glass bead! I had a similar necklace for one of the do-overs, And of course went in a different direction!

  4. beadlove says:

    Very pretty! I love your lampwork

  5. Ginger Davis Allman says:

    Lovely colors, but then I do love the blues. I love how you added the lampwork and the incorporating the butterfly behind the focal was a delightful bit of whimsy. A fun piece!

  6. Oh my – such a beautiful transformation! The colors are perfect together, and your lampwork beads are to die for! Such a lovely, feminine result!

  7. Inge your lampwork beads are AWESOME! You made a stunning necklace.

  8. Mary Govaars says:

    I love the blue lamp work with the silver, it is stunning.

  9. Your bead is lovely, and the combination you created is unique and eye catching!

  10. jeannie says:

    testing to see if I can leave a comment

  11. Linda Britt says:

    Beautiful. The bead combines to make a great piece.

  12. What a fantastic necklace! I just love how the addition of your beads took it a whole new direction.

  13. Judy C says:

    Very nice redesign I love it.

  14. Veralynne says:

    Excellent job! Love the focal bead, it really ties in the colors!

  15. roxidesigns says:

    I like that the butterfly made a repeat performance! Pretty necklace!

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