Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Romantic Steampunk Anyone?

Update: Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has emailed me about these pendants! I had no idea they would be so popular. Several people have asked if they are for sale, so I will be listing a few in the Etsy shop, although I am afraid it is too late for a Christmas delivery this year. Thanks again for your wonderful comments and response. I'll definitely be making more of these!

Lynda

No, I don't mean those Victorian women with deer heads stuck on their bodies, and no watch guts, I promise. Stuff like that makes me shudder.

I have been playing with the Vintaj brass shipments again. One very late night recently, I looked squinty-eyed at one of my image transfer cylinder beads and had an ephiphany... "cage" them in Vintaj brass! The result? These luscious, romantic, Victorian, steampunkish, Gothic sort of looking pendants.

These pendants have a nice weight to them, and look great simply stung on an antique brass finish chain with a little Swarovski bling. One or two have gemstone drops instead of crystal. I caged them in either the large butterfly filigree or the large clover filigree pieces; and one of the William Morris Fabric transfer beads is wrapped in that gorgeous Vintaj dragonfly, which I love.

I took the Vintaj Magnolia Leaf end caps with those neat wire wrapping pliers most people use to manipulate the Vintaj filigree pieces, you know, the ones with the large and small barrels, which by the way, make perfectly shaped wire wrap loops with half the effort of the traditional way; and transformed the end caps into squarish bead caps which PERFECTLY fit the ends of the cylinder beads!

12 comments:

lunedreams said...

WOW! You've really hit on something there! Those are FAAAABulous!!! It looks like those findings were made for your cylinder beads. Now you have something to occupy yourself with until you get more clay!

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

endHey, Keirsten! Thank you so much! Happy Christmas! :)

jherber said...

Those are fantastic! Are you adding them to your etsy site?

mar_ya_morevna said...

Oh! It is very beautiful! I love Vintaj, too.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much!

I do plan to list some of these in the shop, so please look for them; and if you want to create your own, I have the cylinder beads or can make some for you. :)

Thanks again, ladies!

m.e. said...

rarely am I speechless...
but, those just take my breath away!!!
WOW!!!!! m.e. :)

Lynn said...

This is good to hear, they are incredible :)
Have a very Happy Christmas, see you in the New Year.
Lynn

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Mary Ellen and Lynn! I hope you all enjoy a wonderful holiday, too. I am really looking forward to a great 2011!

Lynda

Gaina said...

They are so beautiful! I've put one in my favourite items list :)

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you, Gaina! Happy New Year!

pliccb said...

Hi, just found your blog via pinterest. Your work is so beautiful!! Repinned this onto my Beautiful Jewelry, hopefully more people will see it and you will get more clients for your etsy shop.

Diva Designs Jewelry said...

Thank you so much! I'm going to Pinterest to see if I can spot it. :)