I recently received my order from Artbeads. I'm so excited! WOOT! :D From the components above, I'll be creating a vintage style Autumn necklace & earring ensemble.
One of the things I love about Artbeads.com is that you can always find the perfect element for your project. They have a mass selection of pendants. This stunning antique brass pendant caught my eye right away! She is called the "Flower Maiden," and to me, she looks as if she is celebrating nature, which is what I want to reflect in my jewelry set. The arbor frame is embellished with leafy stems surrounding the maiden while she dances on top of a lotus flower with a flowing scarf in her right hand. I love everything about it....the flowing curvy shape, the vintage look, and the gorgeous antique brass finish!
This is a very pretty Antique Brass Alter Link. The beautiful golden-brass finish on it is amazing! With its' flower & leaf embellishments, it's going to fit perfectly in my necklace design!
These lovely Antique Brass Branch & Leaves Links are just that....absolutely lovely! The intricate details really make the leaves stand out. They will connect to Antique Brass 1+1 Infinity Link Chain. I've worked with this chain before, and it's one of my favorites. It's sturdy and you can do a lot with it. Check out more of Artbeads chains in their Wire & Chain Section. Artbeads has lots of jewelry links too, and in all shapes, colors & sizes to choose from. It's so nice to find exactly what you want for a project. I love that! :)
These beauties are Antique Brass Filigree Bell Flowers. Aren't they pretty!? They are part of Artbeads Steampunk Collection. The teardrop shape is just what I was looking for, along with the vintage flair I want. Plus, the design possibilities with these are endless!
And last, but not least, I chose these gorgeous "Indian Pink" and "Silk" faceted round and faceted roundelle Swarovski Crystal beads. It took me a while to decide on these two colors, because I can look at Artbeads Swarovski Crystal Elements all day long! They have so many beautiful colors and styles of crystals to choose from. In my dreams, I have at least one...or two of each color and of each shape! lol! But for now...at least until I win the lotto, "wink", I'm very happy and in awe over the colors I chose! The Indian Pink is so vibrant, and the Silk is a magnificent color! Designing with these two colors is a first for me, and I'm very satisfied with how beautifully they pair together, especially with the Antique Brass. Each crystal color compliments the other. I love the cut of the facets on both styles of the crystals too. Each one catches the light from all directions giving off a stunning sparkly light show! I'll be closing my necklace with an Antique Brass Hook & Eye Clasp. When choosing the clasp, I didn't want to take away from the front focal of the necklace, but at the same time, I wanted something stylish that would blend well with my design. I love the wide variety of clasps that Artbeads offers! I can't wait to get started on my jewelry set! In fact, I think I'll start on it right now. Stay tuned! :-))
"Thanks for reading & Happy Creating!"
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