Sunday, July 13, 2008

Catch of the Day Necklace

Is this a revisited or repurposed idea? Actually it's an idea triggered by some the kids' toys and an old BOH idea. :)

Once upon a time I had what I thought was a fantastically fun idea for a BOH. It involved a couple of little sculpted fishies, a cat, resin, and various other cute things. Everything was going great with the project until the resin. (I had bubble trouble.) Long story short: resin problems and my children and life in general kept postponing my finishing the project and I missed the deadline.
Here are a couple pics of the original cute critters:

So this week I merged the old with the new and came up with the Catch of the Day necklace.
Catch of the Day necklace

I so enjoy fun, not serious pieces of jewelry. :) I think it even qualifies for the current Art Bead Scene monthly challenge. Summer vacation makes me think about camping at the lake and fishing. Now granted we've never caught any fish quite this colorful, but everything looks whimsical in my imagination.
I currently have it strung on a buna cord necklace, but I'm thinking about changing to a simple seed beaded necklace. What do you think?


Cindy said...

OMG! Those are precious! I love the black/white stripey fish!!!

Susan Turney said...

I think it's adorable!!! The black and white stripes make the fish "keepers"!!!

Michael said...

They look great on the buna cord, but I'm sure a simple seed bead necklace would also set them off nicely. :o)

Anonymous said...

From the NON-talented person watching your post....those are the cutest things I've ever seen. Just TOO CUTE!!!