I recently was picked to contribute to the Nina Designs Blogging team and received a few of their new products in the mail last week. I sat down last night and beaded up these little numbers. They sent along a beautiful assortment of new Bronze findings. The bronze is shiny and almost has the same look as Gold- but is more affordable and extremely beautiful. I rarely work in gold tones so it was a nice change of pace- I was feeling sparkly and pulled out some of my favorite faceted stones for this first necklace. I did a random beading pattern, and added the small bird charm, and leaf charm at the front of the necklace. I finished it off with a nice small bronze toggle. Elegant!
These little bird charms would make really sweet earrings! I thought about making earrings (asymmetrical) of course, using the leaf and the bird charms, but decided on the blingy necklace design instead.
They also sent me these super soft and supple deerskin lace. I finished a piece of leather off with the small bronze crimp end clasp. So easy to use, and the tone gives it such an elegant look, again. I added the Butterfly wing as the focal and added some pretty faceted briolettes of Chalcedony.
The earring wires they sent are a shape that is quite popular but I had never seen some like these where the fronts were hammered and textured. I added some Candace Wakumoto charms, and some faceted citrine nuggets.
The picture doesn't do these justice at all. I just love how they turned out.
The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.