Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Tuesday Tidbit - Winter Color Necklace with Pearls and CZ Sterling Silver Toggle



Last week I hadn't finished the necklace using the last of the great Artbeads Cubic Zirconia items from Artbead's Blogging for Beads selection. I was able to finish it over the weekend and I wanted to share it to wrap up the posts on CZs.

The photo doesn't show the entire necklace, rather I wanted to try and feature Cognac CZs on the toggle, which I thought coordinated nicely with the CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements bicones used in the necklace. You can find Artbeads Sterling Silver CZ embellished toggles in a number of colors



I used dark teal freshwater pearls, coppery freshwater pearls and CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski Elements in Sapphire and Golden Shadow bicones in the design, as well. I think that normally I'd have used gold findings, but I like how the silver looks with this, especially with the CZ detail.

I used the thinnest Soft Flex 49 strand satin silver wire I had for the necklace, but I still had to enlarge the holes a bit on the last coppery pearls to get the wire to double through, although the dark teal ones were just wide enough. I'm looking forward to trying out the Soft Touch very fine wire with these in a matching bracelet, to see if I can double back without having to enlarge the hole in the pearls, which is somewhat tedious using a non-mechanical pearl reamer.

You'll get to read about that in a future post, probably a bit later in the week, as I use and review the new Soft Touch and Soft Flex Trios I've received.




FTC compliance notice of material connection: The CZ toggle used was provided to me for free in exchange for design purposes and/or promotional consideration by Artbeads.

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2 Comments:

Blogger Lisa Crone said...

Hi there! I just LOVE the colors you selected for this necklace. Gorgeous, I might have to "borrow" your color pallete!!

December 16, 2009 at 7:23 PM  
Blogger Dawno said...

I would be pleased and honored if you used the colors! Always glad to offer a little inspiration.

December 16, 2009 at 7:30 PM  

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