Mixed Metal Necklace with Layered Embellishment Pendant and Swarovski Crystal Rainbow Dark Accents
designed byCynthia Kimura
TechniqueTwo-Part Epoxy Adhesive
Approximate Size25 Inches
This necklace looks like a magical talisman. The dark Swarovski crystal colors are just mesmerizing.
The Swarovski crystals featured in this necklace inspired Cynthia to mix metal finishes. Crystal Rainbow Dark is an oil slick of color that combines green, brassy gold, black, and purple with a metallic shine. Cynthia pulled all of those colors out with matte black chain, a patina embellishment, Scarabaeus Green pearls, and brass spacers. You can see more ideas for mixing metals in your jewelry designs in this Artbeads Cafe episode.
Glue the small brass wing embellishments onto the large brass floral wreath embellishment with patina using 5-minute epoxy. While the adhesive is still workable, glue the brass Persian chandelier pendant on top of the wings. Adjust the wings so they are just right under the Persian chandelier. Then, glue the Swarovski 12mm Rivoli in Crystal Rainbow Dark into the center of the Persian chandelier. Allow to dry.
Add a Swarovski 6mm round crystal pearl in Scarabaeus Green to a 2-inch gunmetal-plated 20 gauge eye pin, followed by a TierraCast brass oxide pewter small woodland bead, a Swarovski 8mm briolette bead in Crystal Rainbow Dark 2x, a woodland bead, and a pearl. Make a simple loop at the top of the beads. Repeat five times for a total of six beaded links.
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