Gorgeous "Red Magma" Swarovski Crystal Disk Pendants from Artbeads
Me, I chose the 25mm disk pendant in a new color "Red Magma". There is a 38mm size also available at Artbeads.
Red Magma is well named, it has a molten, fiery color - and the cut used on these really flickers and glows like flames on a hot coal. You can read about the new color and the new shape at the Crystallized Swarovski Elements website. I immediately pictured it with gunmetal chain - and had a nice stash ready to work with.
While I would like to work with Swarovski all the time, the price point is a bit high for my convertible badge/eyeglass/necklace lanyards except as an occasional piece, but I don't have as much of a pricing concern with single purpose jewelry, and may start using more Crystallized Swarovski beads as I deplete other (usually Czech glass) stock in certain shapes and colors. The extra flash and sparkle of these beads is distinctive and notable - especially so in a large focal like this disk pendant.
For my project with the disks Artbeads sent me, I made a customized length of gunmetal chain by disassembling a chain made of open diamond shaped links:
plus a couple feet of a small, simple, gunmetal link chain, I wanted to use.
I looped the small chain through two of the disks and attached them to the open diamond shaped links for the sides of the necklace both from the top and bottom.
I then used a smaller length, hung a third disk through it and a link, then connected the link through the center figure 8 to make a pendant.
I 'floated' the last disk on a length of the smaller chain, suspended it in the middle of the necklace.
I finished it off with a hook and eye clasp. The length of the longest part of the chain is 20". The distance down from back clasp to the end of the pendant is 12". Here's the finished necklace:
You can click on any picture to see more detail.
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