I thought I'd share a new necklace design with you today.
In my goody bag this month, Rings & Things sent Valentine-themed components which included several of these cute lampworked heart beads. I don't know about you, but they remind me of frosted sugar cookies. I decided that one was simply not enough for a focal, so I strung four decorative hearts with Swarovski crystal on a short length of beading wire to create a single long dangle. The large 10mm faceted rose quartz is also from Rings & Things from my stash. I finished the piece with smaller rose quartz beads, a few pearlized seed beads and a floral toggle clasp.
Thank you to Rings & Things for providing great holiday inspiration (as usual)! Does anyone else have Valentine's jewelry to share? Let me know!
Please note: The lampworked heart beads mentioned in this post were promotional gifts from Rings & Things for review and/or design partnership purposes.
I am an intellectual property lawyer by training and have a background in English Renaissance literature. I love science fiction. I primarily watch Sesame Street these days and find myself humming "Pop Goes the Weasel" at odd moments (guess why). I can happily eat ice cream in the middle of winter when the wind chill is 20 below 0. I have been making beads and designing jewelry since 2007.
2010 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Other Finished Bead Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay Jewellery 2010 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2010 - Grand Prize, Gold Medal Winner, Fire Mountain Gems and Beads, Metal Clay, Metal Beads, Wirework and Chain Jewelry-Making Contest
2010 - Finalist, Bead Star, Stones, Plastics and Designs with Heart Categories
2009 - Winner, First Place, British Bead Awards, Metal Clay
2009 - Winner, Second Place, British Bead Awards, Beyond Glass, Handmade Beads and Components
2009 - Winner, Second Place, Bead Arts Awards, Necklace
2009 - Finalist, Bead Dreams, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Beading Contest, Metal Clay
2008 - Finalist, Bead Star, Pearls
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