Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Success Is In Doing...

I feel success is in doing for a couple of reasons. Mr. C and I traveled to Italy a while back and had a wonderful trip. I was focused on beads and inspiration for making jewelry. I have shared a lot of this in previous posts. In one of the more upscale fashion districts in Florence I saw a necklace displayed in a shop window and I was entranced. Of course my photos wouldn't work because of the glass and the lighting. So in my mind was this necklace I just had to make as my own. Time passes...more time passes and I never make it. Well you know the story...doubt held me back! So in my 2011 frame of mind to do it NOW I went into my studio yesterday and pulled out everything I thought I might like to use. I knew it would be black and silver overall. Well...
Here is my version of the coveted Italian necklace. I used all things I already owned. A couple of vintage necklaces, some purchased chain, black suede hearts, Swarovski crystals in clear and smokey black diamond, a black tassel, some sheer polka dot ribbon and two purchased round charms. I started to assemble everything together and just let the pieces fall where they wanted to. I am so pleased with how this turned out and will be wearing it this weekend which I shall share in a future post.
My feeling of success is the best. Getting it done NOW is even better. I am feeling quite positive about this year and what I personally will be able to achieve.
Getting things done is something I can accomplish. It may be cleaning a room, it may be spending time with my family and friends or it may be creating something fun.
I hope you are feeling success with something important to you.
Happy creating...


27 comments:

  1. ABSOLUTELY SMASHING! I luv it. Yes, this is indeed the year. I'm feeling on top of things myself and if we continue to cheer each other on, why, the sky's the limit. Glad you did it now! It is very special.

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  2. I took a close look and besides the ribbon giving this a lacy feel, I love the black suede hearts...brilliant! You're an inspiration! Happy new year!

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  3. Your necklace is beautiful! I'm slowly de-cluttering, and with each little thing I give away or throw away, I feel like I'm closer to my goal. Still, I expect it to take the entire year. I hope to rekindle ideas that have been dormant for too long!

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  4. It's a stunning necklace Sherry and congratulations for finally getting it done - now! Totally inspirational.

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  5. Well, I just love it. I adore found and asymmetrical pieces and I love the black. I think you will wear this a lot...with jeans and with fancy!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  6. That will be a show stopper, can't wait to hear what kind of compliments you get. I love inspiration, from travels, magazines, craft shows. Great job!

    Carol

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  7. I really love the hearts in it! G O R G E O U S!

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  8. No wonder this stayed in your head - it is fabulous! Glad I followed your trail..

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  9. It is beautifull,
    I too love neclaces made from all kind of material and assymetrical-makes it much more exiting to wear, and to look at.
    xo,Dorthe

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  10. This is so elegant, classy and beautiful. I love the suede hearts, too! Congratulations on such a successful piece! xxoo

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  11. It's beautiful and I have a feeling you'll get a lot of compliments on it!

    Diane

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  12. Oh, I agree! It is me that holds me back much of the time. Good for you! It is beautiful...and ITALY?! I bet it was, too!
    Rene

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  13. I love that butterfly locket you added as the focal piece. The necklace is stunning and I am sure you love wearing it and all the compliments you must receive.
    Deb

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  14. That necklace is SO very pretty! Nice job!!

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  15. These colors are so awesome together, strong yet elegant and feminine. Absolutely beautiful!
    Happy creating to YOU xxxx

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  16. Love your necklace, Sherry. Now it's a fond momento from your trip to Italy.

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  17. The necklace is lovely and so elegant! Congrats to you on creating something that was meaningful for you! :) Theresa

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  18. Love those necklaces.
    They are beautiful.
    Success today.
    Completed task that had piled up on my desk.

    Have a fun weekend. Cory

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  19. Your necklace is amazing. I love the phrase "Getting it done NOW!" It fits perfectly with the way I have been thinking, my hubby too. We are getting several trees in our yard taken care of today, saying goodbye to some but it hast to be done and NOW seems like a good time.

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  20. You aced it - what an artfully gorgeous piece! What a wonderful thing to be able to do that - see it, want it, make it. Even if the event this weekend isn't a special occasion, it will be now!
    I'm so glad to hear you are feeling satisfied with your accomplishments. Getting done what you want to do is a wonderful thing, a wonderful feeling. I have had that same feeling a few times since the New Year began but last night was not feeling it at all. Your post reminded me of what it is I am trying to do, to think about, to strive towards - thanks ma'am, for a very timely, inspiring post!

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  21. Totally unique piece. I'm wowed.
    Cheers,
    Jo

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  22. WOW! This is just beautiful and hearing of your experience in bringing this together makes it beautifully unique. keeleyxx

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  23. GOR-geous..rock on..such a dazzling beauty!! Wonderful inpsiring post..happy you created fomr such joy!You are super talented as always!!

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  24. Its Stunning , so glad you decided to just do it!!!!

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