I spent all day yesterday working on my 2011 Valentine's Collection. Here are the results!
I love the look of clear crystal, white and antique brass together. I had an idea that I wanted this year's Valentine's collection to feature faux ivory polymer pendants (and I'm working on some more faux ivory focal beads and cylinder beads, too.)
It took me several tries to get the color of the ivory like I wanted, a creamy, soft, aged ivory color. You wouldn't think it would be so hard to do! The end result was about half and half of white and translucent with a smear of ecru and some yellow alcohol ink.
This little pendant is my favorite, I think. I might just keep it for myself. Happy Valentine's Day to me!
My new favorite Swarovski crystal color is the Siam red. It is a gorgeous blood red that goes perfectly with the creamy tones of the faux ivory. I would have used it on all the pendants, but I wasn't sure everyone else would be as thrilled with the red and white combo as I am. I love this vintage cut glass crystal teardrop, too. They are so romantic!