My challenge this week has been to overhaul the pieces of jewellery my Mum left with me on her last visit. It has been an interesting and varied challenge.... I've revamped and updated a flowery 70s necklace, I've redesigned a minimalistic magnetic jewellery set to give it a bit more impact and now I'm going to breathe some life back into a broken garnet jewellery set.
Now the challenge begins: how to marry the jewellers store look with the handmade look and yet keep it looking elegant. I want to give it a lot more substance so that it doesn't look like it's been bought at the jewellers.
So to go with the three components, I've added hollow glass beads in gold and red, some crystal-set sliders and a few red crystals linked together with chain.
I'm really excited to hand these remodelled necklaces back to my Mum and I'm sure she'll love wearing them because they've been designed to suit her tastes and style.... I think I'll call this collection "Haute Bijoux".
'Til next time.......