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I was inspired to make these anklets when I saw my sister-in-law wearing anklets at their fourth of July party. When I saw hers I thought, I need some anklets. I haven’t worn them in years. So it was about time, right?

I used sterling silver chain and findings to make these. The blue stone charm was made by an artist on Etsy; unfortunately I don’t know who because I decided not to keep the business card that came with it. The cross charm is sterling silver and I got it from Artbeads. I made the pearl charm with a freshwater pearl and sterling silver wire. Once I had the anklets assembled I let them bathe in a liver of sulfur solution until they were nice and dark.

anklets

anklets

Thanks for stopping by!

Dawne

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My mom gave me this locket I don’t know how many years ago. Originally it was on a chain. At some point (10 years ago or so) I made a new chain for it with amethyst chips, round purple glass beads, and sterling silver wire. I liked it at the time, but hadn’t worn it in years.

So a few weeks ago I decided the chain needed reworking – I wanted something more elegant and beautiful. I searched through my bead stash and found some faceted amethyst beads and round Swarovski crystals.

When I had the chain completed I dipped it into a liver of sulfur solution to darken it. What a difference that made! Before I dipped it I thought it was pretty, but once it was darkened it was gorgeous! I love it. I think sterling silver is so much prettier when it’s not so bright and shiny.

I just love my “new” necklace…

amethyst necklace

amethyst necklace

Has anyone else reworked a piece of jewelry? It’s so much fun!

Thanks for stopping by!

xoDawne

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