Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Knock it Off



















I came across this Knock it Off  Contest over at seven thirty three and really wanted  to participate! I normally don't join in on these contests, but I couldn't pass this up!

You see, a client came to me with a picture of this beautiful Honora bracelet.
Gorgeous, right??
And she wanted ME to duplicate it for her!
I happily accepted the challenge.














(Sidebar: I do NOT condone ripping off other peoples designs and claiming them as your own - that's stealing. This, however, I openly claim is a replica of a Honora bracelet that a client requested I duplicate for her. Besides, this is a knock off contest...)

I did some shopping and gathered my materials: 
* Lots of gorgeous freshwater pearls
*Swarovski crystals in a plethora of colors and sizes
*A pretty silver toggle
*Lots of sliver pins to create links  

I went to work, and voila!

Here it is!


I was really pleased with how it turned out, and my client was thrilled! She said it looked identical to the Honora version!! Yay! Mission accomplished!

What do you think? Can't tell the difference right?  ;)

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28 comments:

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

You did a fantastic job! It's gorgeous!

LeAnna said...

You are amazingly talented!!! This looks awesome!

grace said...

ooh so pretty!
btw, I got my turtle necklace and LOVE it! Thanks so much!
I'll take a picture for you soon...

Ashley said...

wow you did an excellent job! Love your stuff:)Were you nervous to start an Etsy shop? I have thought about it but it kinda scares me!!

Jen said...

Oh that's lovely--wonderful job! You get an A to me. :) Thank you for the congratulations!

I've missed keeping up with your blog! I don't have a computer at homeyet, just at work. So it's limited right now--but hopefully soon I will be active again. :D
Grace & peace, sister,
Jen

Jill said...

It's beautiful!

Hi, I'm Suz!! said...

I want one!!! That's awesome! Super job!!

I found you through Paisley Passions! Please come visit me!

Hugs ~~ Suz

http://inspiringcreativeness.blogspot.com

kimmykats said...

The bracelet is beautiful!!

The Loops said...

This is amazing! I am your newest follower!

http://theloops13.blogspot.com/

Marie said...

You did a wonderful job, the bracelet is gorgeous!

I'm a new follower from the Thursday blog hop :-)

Emerald Meadow said...

Hi, I'm a new follower! L-O-V-E your blog!!! Your jewelry is gorgeous!

heather@actingbalanced.com said...

Beautiful work - I had to go back and double check the first pic! Thanks for stopping by and linking up with Thirsty for comments.

Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

This is REALLY pretty! You did an amazing job!

Wendy @ Ramblings from the Sunshine State said...

OK, that looks great! Pretty darn close in my opinions!

Visiting from Serenity Now!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

Wow!! You did a great job! Even the colors are spot on. It's a beautiful piece. :) Thanks so much for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party. :) Would you mind adding a link back to me too? Thanks!

Paula said...

Beautiful! I love your bead color choices. You did a super job on this.

I'm visiting from Amanda's party. Hope you'll stop for a visit this weekend.

Sasha said...

This is beautiful and it looks exactly like the original! Great job! Thanks for linking up to Creation Mondays @ ~The Life of Me~!

Jill said...

Just brilliant! better than the original - because it's personally made!

http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Melanna said...

That's gorgeous. I've never made jewelry and I'm totally getting obsessed with handmade stuff. I need to try it! I think I'm too cautious and that's why I haven't given it a whirl, but I like the idea of copying a design, at least to get my feet wet.

doreen said...

Oh you did such a fine job! This is my first time visiting and I'm following because I love the purple mixer and your precious baby's name!

Jill said...

I just stopped by yesterday impressed by your jewellery, now I've found you again today through the blog hop!
I’m following you now, and hope you’ll stop by my blog sometime too! Have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Rebecca @ My Girlish Whims said...

Oh pretty! I'm a jewelry maker too. love how this came out!

Naturally Me Creations said...

Your bracelet is gorgeous, and you really can't tell the difference at all! :)

Miriam said...

Beautiful jewelry!! Miriam@Meatles Meals For Meat Eaters

Tonya said...

Wow! THat is absolutely beautiful. Are you going to sell them in your Etsy shop? I am going to go take a look around. Thanks for sharing!

Sachiko said...

This is very pretty! I love all the colors on this. Thank you for linking!

DANA said...

THE VOTING IS OPEN, AND YOU ARE IN THE RUNNING, SO GO CHECK OUT THE POLL, GRAB YOUR FINALIST BUTTON, AND GET TO VOTING! HERE IS THE LINK!

http://www.thesaturdaymorningsblog.com/2011/02/voting-for-best-of-february-2011-here.html