Art Deco Necklaces

I am loving the great new Bead Landing jewelry findings from Michael’s! It seems they are always introducing new fun product lines it makes it fun to design for the new bling. Using the Art Deco rhinestone pendants, before Christmas, I created a necklace with rose and cream colored glass pearls rhinestone rhondeles, pieces of the coordinating Art Deco chain and my grandmother’s old wristwatch. Inspired by the Art Deco design, I named it the Gatsby necklace. This necklace has a happy new home in Ireland, thanks to Etsy’s international reach.

Since there were two pendants in the pack, this left me with another pendant to incorporate into a necklace. This time, I used peacock blue glass pearls and cream pearls to accent the Art Deco pendant. I loved the original Gatsby with the shiny rhinestone rhondeles and most of all, for the inclusion of Grandma Lorraine’s watch, but I love this one too. With the classic drop pearl pendant, it reminds me of some of the fantastic pearl necklaces of the Elizabethan times, but remixed with an Art Deco flair.

This is the link to the necklace on Etsy.


New Jewelry

These are some new jewelry pieces I will soon be putting on Etsy.

This one was created with glass rosary beads on chain that I get from a chandelier supply company along with crystal pearls, beads and crystals. There are so many new colors of man-made crystal pearls available these days, I am sure pearls are going to be a fashion trend in the coming year. The pendant features green, blue & aquamarine colored pave set rhinestones in a fun paisley design. The statement piece of this necklace is a versatile brooch made by Bead Landing that has loops built into the back so you can easily convert if from pin-back to necklace.  Sadly this is a one-way conversion and once you remove the pin-back you only have a pendant.

This necklace features another fabulous rhinestone pendant from Bead Landing. When I started making jewelry eleven years ago, I had a difficult time locating unique findings in stores. With the hobby-jewelry industry explosion, there is an abundance of amazing findings & beads at most hobby & craft stores like Michael’s and Jo-Ann’s. I try to patronize local bead stores whenever possible, but until they sell great pendants & findings like these, I will continue to shop at the chain stores…especially when they keep sending me the 40% coupons!

This is another one of my 40″ ‘doubler’ necklaces. They look great long, but they also look great doubled when worn short. It’s like getting two necklaces for the price of one. For this one, I incorporated more gemstones and larger crystal pearls for variety & dimension.