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Thursday, September 16, 2010

New Jewels

I finally managed in getting around to photographing some of my new designs for Fall. Today I am featuring
some of the new necklace designs that will be available for purchase at the various shows that I will be involved in staring in October. As mentioned before, there is some retro glamor  in these new pieces, in which I have combined and re purposed  vintage beads, chain and components with  new beads and chains. In this first double strand necklace, I have combined a fabulous glitzy rhinestone clasp, with vintage blue glass "robins egg " beads, which were manufactured by the Swarovski bead company. These are mixed in with new faux pearls and sterling silver chain pieces, to give a somewhat reinvented look.

Check out this clasp!

This next necklace, above, is made from brand new faceted glass beads with sterling chain, and I have incorporated some very pretty vintage  ivory  colored faux pearls  into the mix. Down below is one that I am very excited about, that features a gorgeous brooch probably from the 50's-60's, that has a new life as a pendant on this vintage copper and brass chain. The chain needed some work and I replaced all the old jump rings with  brand new ones.  I love the warm colors of this piece! This necklace can be worn long, or doubled up as shown on the mannequin, for a shorter look.



 This last necklace below, is in shades of teal, blue and purple.  Once again, I took a beautiful,  rhinestone clasp, and made it the focal of this necklace. Vintage flower shaped Swarovski crystals, adorn the neck line vintage, and new faux pearls, and dichroic glass beads, wired to modern  sterling silver chains, cascade down the front. Tres elegant!

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7 comments:

Nancy said...

Wow...amazing! I love the new evolution! The vintage features really add to your work, love it.

Hot Rocks said...

Thanks Nancy! I love the challenge and new creative opportunities that these vintage pieces offer!

BeadedTail said...

Those are absolutely stunning! I love the vintage pieces made to look so modern and fun!

Lin said...

I'm with Nancy--I LOVE the vintage accents that you are adding to your work! I like the new direction you are taking. :)

Hot Rocks said...

Thanks Beaded Tail and Lin! Its great to know that my pals support my new direction!

Duni said...

oh my - these are ALL stunning. I love that glittery clasp on the firt one. I can't decide which is my favourite - they are all so beautiful!

Catherine said...

These are fantastic ~ truly works of art.

Have a terrific weekend! (Hope you don't have predications of snow like us!)
xo Catherine

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