5/4/10

Summertime With Artbeads.com (Part 1 of 3)

When I heard that the new Artbeads.com Blog Partner theme was "Summertime", my mind immediately went to two completely opposite places:  to the bright, bold cobalt blues, emerald greens and turquoises of water lapping up onto the beach and then to the lavenders, golds and olive greens of the lazy days of late summer, watching the sun set on the sunflower and lavender fields of Provence (ok...so I've never been to France, but a girl can dream, can't she?).

This set, "Summer in Provence", is the first of three sets that I'll be sharing with you over the next week or so:

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The focal for the necklace is made from etched and antiqued copper sheet with a handmade copper bezel soldered to it. A Summer-themed collage is the backdrop for antique jewelry parts placed into the center of the bezel, which was then filled with ICE resin.  Fastened to the top of the pendant are handmade torch-fired enameled headpins with Czech glass beads shaped to resemble a bundle of lavender.

The chain is made from wire-wrapped Czech fire-polished glass beads in shades of lavender, topaz and olive, and it closes with a hand-made copper wire clasp.

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The bracelet is made from three strands of wire-wrapped Czech fire-polished glass beads in shades of lavender, topaz and olive that compliment the colors in the necklace, closing with a beautiful copper toggle clasp.

The earrings feature pale lavender and olive Czech glass beads that hang as a charm from handmade sterling ear wires.

ArtBeads will be posting all of their blog partners' designs in their “Summertime” Facebook Gallery starting June 21st, so stop by and check them all out!

If you are interested in purchasing this set, you can find it in my Etsy store.  Stay tuned for more "Summertime" designs!



Necessary Legal Stuff:   I am honestly reviewing the products above which I have received free of charge from Artbeads.com,  I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to them.

8 comments:

Stefanie said...

Wow, this is absolutly gorgeous and it truly mirrors the fields of Provence. Reminds me that I have to go there again real soon. One advantage if you live in Europe, it's not that far away:-)

regards Stefanie

stregata said...

Lovely, Molly! The lavender bundle is a stroke of genius!

mairedodd said...

this is quite beautiful - i love the pendant and the bundle of lavendar you created... so soft -

Inge said...

Wonderful pedant and I love the colors, Inge

romantic decay said...

Gorgeous colors. The bundle is a great focal.

Cindy said...

Molly, your new summertime piece is just STUNNING!! I just love the color combination and ofcourse your incredible etched focal.

Marie-Aimée said...

amazing piece

Pretty Things said...

Wow, you just put me to shame! Fantastic work!

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