A few weeks ago, I teamed up with Jade Scott to have a bit of a blog challenge. Jade made these lovely enameled flower head pins and send them to me for a giveaway. I sent the headpins to 7 participants, and kept one for myself. The challenge was to put the headpin into a piece of jewelry. I can't wait to see what everyone came up with. I, of course, waited til the very last minute and finished my simple necklace yesterday afternoon!
Introducing: Lavender Blooms
I played around with a lot of different scenarios using my lavender enameled flower- I love the layered look of a pendant, and decided on this final style. I used a filigree ring from Vintaj Brass Co., and a porcelain component from Round Rabbit Extra. I created a bail with the wire of the head pin- after stringing it through the center of the brass ring, and through the center hole of the porcelain disc, I strung 1 brass rondelle, pulled the wire up and formed a wrapped loop bail.
C Koop Beads on one side, and a Silver dragonfly charm from Hint Jewelry on the other.
I finished the necklace off with some brass crimp ends from Vintaj Brass and a hook and eye clasp. Very simple, but the pendant stands out more on a simple necklace. It's lightweight and comfortable too.
"I used a vintage brass cuff as a backdrop for this beautiful enameled flower draping chains the length of the cuff and adding these gorgeous beads that seemed to just be waiting for this little flower, the colors were just so right. I then added two amethests to compliment the hint of lavender in the petals. "
Here is a link list of the other participants, take a minute to peruse all of these talented ladies blog posts, be inspired!
1. Lorelei Eurto: you are here
2. Serena Trent
3. Susan Raber
6. K Hutchinson
8. Lois Moon