Wednesday, September 30, 2009

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Crystal Rose Sunflower

This is my newest necklace created with Swarovski Crystallized Elements from Artbeads.The focal is a beautiful silver-plated Rose Filigree Sunflower that's so packed with sparkle that it has no problem standing on it's own, but I wanted to accent it's beauty even more. I wrapped small Swarovski Rose Crystals to a wire design that I formed with Argentium Sterling wire, then connected the design to Swarovski  Rose Channel Links and blended with Sterling Silver chain. I wanted this necklace to have a special clasp, so I forged an "S" clasp using Argentium Sterling wire and some hammering, then wrapped part of it with  hot-pink Glass seed beads and added a small Light-Rose Swarovski Crystal. I love the way it turned out, and I give many thanks to Artbeads for this inspirational opportunity!


Orion Designs said...

A lot of thought went into this gorgeous necklace! Wonderful work Brenda.

Lisa said...

Hi there! I just wanted to leave a few oohs and ahhs.... What gorgeous work!! Ahhhhh....I LOVE this so much! :)

The Jewelry Box said...

Thank you for the wonderful comments Vicki and Lisa!!