And I have collected and enjoyed wearing many pieces over the years. These days I seem to only wear my smallest brooches but sometimes I'll wear three to five at a time! And, lately I am not wearing any of my rhinestone necklaces ... I favor the more artsy chunky necklaces. So, what to do with all my accumulated stuff? Well ... why not take them apart, or combine them in new ways ... in a more contemporary style!
|Red & Black Magic|
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Necklace No. 1: "Red & Black Magic"
A large link necklace with some links covered in a faux snakeskin black. I added two brooches with red stones, one a flower, and one a starburst with clear rhinestones also. There is an earring with various grey faux pearls on a filigree back ... some of them dangle. And then there are three glass teardrops that are a smokey clear. This was a very fun necklace to make with adding such different items hanging on that chunky link necklace!
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Necklace No. 2: "Ivory Flowers"
The flower at the top left side was a brooch, and I had a beautiful double link goldtone chain to use with it!
The lower strand has glass beads in white, ivory, amber and a few larger milky glass ones ... with that beautiful ivory flower and an amber bead hanging from it.
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This necklace started with the double brass chain and the pendant with purple and red glass stones in it. I also had a lovely purple glass stone link necklace to put with it. Now the fun begins!
The brooch in this necklace sparkles with purples and many other colors ... called Aurora Borealis!
$165 plus shipping
Necklace No. 4: "Pink Power"
The necklace consists of a silvertone chain and the pendant is died pink mother of pearl with the dangles of pink beads. I made two different necklaces to go with this one ... one is a variety of pink glass beads and the other is small turquoise beads.
This necklace sparkles with the large funky pink disk ... a "retro" style! Here is a close up of that portion of the necklace.
$225 plus shipping
Necklace No. 5: "Dogwood Gold"
I think this was the first necklace that I made! I had this wonderful dogwood bracelet that has a beautiful white finish on the blossoms.
I decided to combine it with two of my beautiful brooches ... one a large faux pearl in the middle of goldtone flower petals, and the other a topaz rhinestone circle pin with a spray of clear rhinestones. All this is put together with another goldtone rope chain and a second chain with topaz glass bead drops and clear rhinestone drops of various sizes. I added the topaz rhinestone earring drop to the middle!
Here is a collage of close ups of various parts of the necklaces. If you are interested, I will be glad to send you several photos of the necklace you are interested in and the close ups.
I have been creating two to three paragraph stories from the view of a dragonfly as it moves across the landscape and interacts with various subjects... they are a little childish... but that is my point for them. Each time I release a selection of necklaces, I will have one story and print to release. The print will be of the painting with the story on a heavy weight watercolor paper. Each client that purchases a necklace will receive one of the prints, or if you commission a necklace you will receive the print of that time-frame. So, they are limited and special to those buying a necklace. At some point, I will produce a book of these stories.
Here is the first story and print!
|The Dragonfly & the Sunflower|
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