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    Quote Originally Posted by CJ57 View Post
    I don’t call it unpredicatabilty but serendipity and I just go with the flow. Lots of things just evolve at my bench unless they are a complete disaster
    Yes most creations can be made into something. i've abandoned very few projects as pieces can usually be saved/ turned round.

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    Yes, this was originally a barrette, with a cannibalised finding to fix a ponytail.
    But silver is so heavy, it simply would not stay in place, so ten years later, when we had a severe winter, I cut out the back plate, gave it a brooch pin instead and added the moon stone.
    Now it comes out each year as a shawl pin. Dennis
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    Ooo, that's nice! The moonstone is a perfect addition.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Yes, this was originally a barrette, with a cannibalised finding to fix a ponytail.
    But silver is so heavy, it simply would not stay in place, so ten years later, when we had a severe winter, I cut out the back plate, gave it a brooch pin instead and added the moon stone.
    Now it comes out each year as a shawl pin. Dennis
    Ooh 10 years Dennis, mine don’t last that long before they are remade. It’s funny I usually find that the remake is something I’m completely happy with or as near as that gets and not the piece that has given me doubts, maybe my negative radiates out to the buyer.
    I have a big solid pony tail clasp and although it did work I still have it. Someone suggested a shawl clasp as another use but I need to refine it.
    Last year I remade or refinished the things I thought needed it before starting new work for the OS, need to wean myself back in and do the same
    It’s very wearable now Dennis

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    Thank you Caroline. Up to that time, no one in my circle had a shawl. It was seeing them clutching one to keep it together that propelled me into action. Dennis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    Yes, this was originally a barrette, with a cannibalised finding to fix a ponytail.
    But silver is so heavy, it simply would not stay in place, so ten years later, when we had a severe winter, I cut out the back plate, gave it a brooch pin instead and added the moon stone.
    Now it comes out each year as a shawl pin. Dennis
    Nice design. Brill when you can revamp.


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    So, i finally have a couple of my reticulated spoon pieces assembled.
    The first is an abstract design, the second is a specific commission for a friend and combines the textured spoon with a little copper squirrel that I've been using in some other designs.
    Both use vintage sterling silver chains that were salvaged from broken or unloved jewellery.
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    Aw, unloved jewellery. You've set up a jewellery rescue centre, Hazel. Dennis.

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    Your squirrel necklace is super fine. Did you cut the squirrel yourself? He's a dynamic wee chappie

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    Both pieces are lovely but I'm a huge fan of the squirrel too!

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