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.