I blog about my jewelry inspirations. Readers will find that various elements of nature are my inspirations. Of course, I include jewelry making tips. This blog also includes some of my favorite Etsy shops, bead shops and jewelry customers.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
This "Sea Spring" necklace is earth friendly. Not only does the glass focal point remind me of the greens and sky blues of the Spring season, but this necklace puts fresh life into a vintage necklace from the 1950's. I first spotted this necklace in the Antica shop. This shop is a member of the Delaware Etsy Street Team. The necklace was the traditional necklace of the '50's with a large center bead and the remainder of the beads decreasing in size as they approach a tiny clasp in the back. I love vinatage German glass beads. I also love the minty color of the beads. When the the mint green is combined with capri blue of the potato pearls, the colors just pop. The focal piece picks up both the mint and capri blue colors and has some yellow, black, and pink to add some other fresh colors. The 19 inch necklace also contains some sterling silver and is connected with a cute little toggle clasp that I love to use. The shape of the toggle reminds me of the breast cancer awareness ribbon. It is stamped 925. A really fresh, contemporary necklace is created and these gorgeous vintage beads have been given new life-Spring Renewal.