Monday, November 29, 2010

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An Autumn Inspiration

A few months back, I received my `Artbeads Autumn package` of goodies (you can see them in this post)  and I would like to share with you the beautiful necklace and earrings set I created.
 I fell in love with this Antique Brass Flower Maiden Pendant from Artbeads huge selection of pendants! To me, the maiden is celebrating nature, and what better season to celebrate than Fall...my favorite! So...I decided to create my design around this lovely pendant. I'm sure the stunning maiden pendant would have been fine on it's own, but I wanted show it off a little more, so I topped the pendant with a gorgeous Antique Brass Alter Link and included an Indian Pink Crystal  Roundelle accented with shiny copper seed beads.
To give the necklace the soft vintage look I wanted, I chose round faceted Swarovski Crystal Beads in beautiful Indian Pink and Silk colors. They go so beautifully with antique brass! I finished the ends of the necklace with Antique Brass Plated 1+1 Infinity Link Chain from Artbeads collection of base metal chains. It's a very pretty delicate chain, but strong.
To somewhat mimic the curvy vines from the maiden pendant, I added Antique Brass Branches with Leaves links in a asymmetrical pattern. Artbeads has a great selection of base metal links & components. There are SO many to choose from! The same goes with their collection of clasps too! After looking and drooling over all the gorgeous clasps, I finally decided on a classic Antique Brass Hook & Eye Clasp. I love the ease of it and how perfect it goes with the flow of my vintage design!
These are the matching earrings. I used the same beautiful crystals as in the necklace and incorporated some of the chain too. They've got lots of sparkle and dangle! The earwires are my own, made with antique brass ball headpins...super easy! :) Check out Artbeads Swarovski Elements for your crystal designs. They have a fantastic selection of colors and styles!
Here's a hanging photo of the earrings. I love the way they turned out! In fact, I love the way the complete set turned out! It's exactly what I visioned...a soft vintage design celebrating the Fall season.
Thanks so much for reading about my Autumn inspired jewelry set using components from Artbeads.com!
 

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3 comments :

Orion Designs said...

Really beautifully done Brenda!

Lori Bergmann said...

Beautiful designs, Brenda! I really like what you did with those components and how you made them uniquely yours! *Ü*

Arianna Belle {Organized Interiors} said...

Very beautifully done! I love what you've created with them!

-Arianna

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