March 25, 2012

Gold Chain from Fusion Beads Part II


I spent a nice relaxing weekend at home and my brother, sister and sister's boyfriend all came up to visit for a night. There is nothing better than getting back to your roots by being around some family for a few days, helped me tremendously!

And not only that but what's better than collaborating with my always creative and talented baby sister, Franny. She is always up for a challenge, and she was instantly inspired by the current trends when I showed her the gold chain from Fusion Beads.  We sat down and collaboratively designed these three pieces that feature some large link, and double link chain.

 Franny is always good at getting me to stray from the Green.  The necklace above is a charm necklace featuring a magenta, purple and golden yellow color palette.  The polymer leaf pendant is from Humblebeads.  I used some crazy lace agate ovals, some czech glass coins, and purple lucite rounds.  We wire wrapped the beads on some bronze balled headpins and attached them all the link chain.


 The second piece is a bracelet. Franny picked out some matte glass beads in pale green, and some coral jade and pearls. We love the look of the coral and green colors with the gold of the chain.  I found a nice gold bird toggle, and gold shell bead to embellish the bracelet. The etched shell charm is from Lilly Pilly. We used the double link chain to add a second strand to this beaded bracelet. We thought the outcome was very "J.Crew".



 And finally the last necklace... a very Nautica themed piece with blue glass, faceted blue agate, gold double link chain, and some interesting ribbon. The focal on this piece was a gift from Andrew Thornton. It's a large faceted brio of opal glass. I used some gold wire to wire wrap the beads. At one side, we picked out a shell bead that is laser etched from Lilly Pilly. I love the interesting color palette on this one and the blue looks great with the gold chain. We doubled up the double link chain for a chunkier style.


The materials above were provided as part of the FusionBeads 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.

12 comments:

  1. Looking very lovely all three of them! Especially the two necklaces. Classy!

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  2. That top necklace is so gorgeous. Love the color and components.

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  3. Really beautiful designs! I love how the first necklace lays and the difference of beads on each side. The second necklace is stunning; great color combination and I love the chain dangles on the side. You and your sister did a great job!

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  4. Those are all fantastic! Love that coral/aqua one, esp. It is always fun designing with someone - glad you had a great time!

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  5. You and little sis have a great eye for design. Love all three.

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  6. I love them all! You and your sister should collaborate more often. The two of you make a fantastically creative team!!!

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  7. These are lovely color pallets. I never thought that I would like gold chain but you are making it look so good. I especially like the chain 'tassel' on the last necklace. So nice to hear you had a good weekend with your family.

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  8. Love these, especially the cobalt blue and gold combination.

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  9. Gorgeous - your sister clearly has a great eye for colour too. I tank my favourit it the coral and sea green bracelet - beautiful! Although the blue necklace is pretty stunning too...

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  10. Great pieces! You did a wonderful job! I love the sensuous blend of colors and textures... and I LOVE what you did with the opalescent glass drop! It's featured quite beautifully!

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  11. These are all great pieces. I love the bright colors and longer length on the first necklace especially!

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  12. They are all so much fun! Glad you had a great time!

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