Recently, I was fortunate enough to participate in the "Pearls, Pearls, Pearls Blog Hop" hosted by the gracious and divinely talented Shel of misheldesigns.blogspot.com. Our task for the event was to design something/anything using pearls. You could use any kind of pearl, including but not limited to natural pearls. The big reveal for those participating is June 29th (Sunday).
I find inspiration in vintage jewelry from the era of my grandmother. The designs are elegant and sophisticated, possessing a sparkle that captivates even the least of admirers.
My design has a vintage look to it. I incorporated both new and vintage materials, as well as, mixed metals of antiqued brass and silver. I then added just a pop of color with a bright vintage Swarovski rhinestone.
The glass pearl cabochons have a baroque texture to the top. They are set in a crown edge setting that has been riveted to a filigree panel. I then riveted a leaf spray to the panel and added the rhinestone. Each panel is linked together with a messy wrapped Swarovski crystal pearl.
I hope you are inspired to make something beautiful!
Talk to you soon,