Sunday, May 31, 2009

Romance Summer

This is a sweet pendant focal, I went ahead and joined the two units with a faceted crystal and wire wrapping. All it needs for a simple look is a chain attached to the top loop.

I could see it really dressed up though, with pearls in multi-strands, more crystals and an ornate clasp. It looks very pretty next to the fused glass gems. Or in a deep black, wouldn't it be elegant?

Or very simply with a satin or velvet ribbon, as a delicate choker. I used a clear glass faceted bead so it could have any colors you like in the chain.

It would also be sweet as a brooch on a kilt pin. I think I'll make one for myself like that, with an oversized pin to hang it from a sweater, coat or on the neckline of a sweet white lace cotton dress for summertime.

It's very antique looking, with a vintage type style. I have to admit, I really lean that way in the things I like, something from long ago. The great thing is that I could make it up fresh with new metal, and not take apart an old piece. It has a coppery, silvertoned look to the pewter with lots of detail.

And I can make more, without going to flea markets to look for them! I don't like to shop, so that works best for me. Because they are all handmade, they're also different and unique, each one is special.

I hope you like it and can see its possibilities, too.


Pretty Things said...

You always have such unique, pretty things!

The Joy of Nesting said...


Each piece you do is always so beautiful and amazingly different from the others!!! There's not one that looks like it a "reworked" piece.

I do have a question though.Will it be possible to special order or do you have plans to recast any of your original pieces??

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

sharon said...

I love it! Looks old , and french with a bit of sparkle...Ahhhhhh!!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Thank you my friends, for the lovely comments, you make my heart bloom!

I can re-cast most of them. Some are easier than others! I'm trying to figure out which ones strike a note with folks who want to use them, so send me a message on Etsy if there's one you liked especially, I need to know which ones are favorites, Pattie.

I'm glad to hear that it brings up a sense of the french and antique, that's exactly what I was hoping for! Thank you, Sharon.

dogfaeriex5 said...

this is so beautiful!!

Gaea said...

Those are soooo super cool! NICE!

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

Kim, hope you are enjoying yourself, back on your feet!

Gaea, thank you kindly, dear heart, I appreciate the support and encouragement. Metal is so fun, I am enjoying the makings!