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!
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!