Jewelry Makeover Blog Hop

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about an opportunity that Jeannie of Every Life has a Story created about redesigning one of her pieces, the only rule was to use 50% of the components from the original piece.

Here is what I received in the mail:

Being from New Mexico, of course I loved the turquoise art beads that she made.  I also loved the coral accents. The coral and turquoise combo is one of my favorites.  I kept all of her turquoise art beads, added some real coral, a few glass beads and reworked the chain to create the following necklace:

I wasn’t the only lucky artist fortunate enough to partake in the challenge, so make sure you check out these other fine artist and their results:

  1. Sally of Wire Worked
  2. Dagmar of Kokopelli Design
  3. Donna
  4. Lisa of Lucid Moon Studio
  5. Christine of One Kiss Creations
  6. Erin of Treasures Found
  7. Leslie of Mad Maggie Designs
  8. Shannon of For My Sweet Daughter
  9. Niky of Silver Nik Nats
  10. Diane Hawkey
  11. Barbe  Saint John
  12. Elisabeth of Beads for Busy Gals
  13. Lori of Pretty Things
  14. Linda of Linda’s Bead Blog and Meanderings
  15. Jamie
  16. Pam of Ferrari Originals
  17. Patty of My Life Under the Bus
  18. Nancy of Ned Beads
  19. Kim of Kimmy Kats
  20. Marci of Moose Petals



  1. I love what you did with the necklace you received! I like the turquoise polymer bead better on its own and the multiple chains are cool too. Great job on the do-over!!

  2. Hi Charlie! I love what you did with this piece. Designing asymmetrically is a great gift and you have done so very well. I think the colors are lively and fun. This was a great challenge, and I am glad you particiapated!
    Enjoy the day!

  3. OHHHHHHHH, nice, real nice. I like the addition of the smoky quartz! My faux turquoise and art bead are very happy! This piece is so chic and updated, I can’t believe it’s from the “before” necklace. Yikes!

  4. The addition of the chain makes the piece so modern. I love the textures as well as the colors you added. I really like the side toggle. Beautiful necklace!

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