Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Valentine's Day Idea #15 - Garnet Glass Bordeaux Swarovski Pearls and Copper Necklace

Only 19 Days until Valentine's Day!

Since I had the box of garnets and garnet colored glass near by from yesterday's Valentine's Day idea necklace, I decided to make a garnet glass and copper heart necklace with the new copper spacers with loops I just received from ABeadStore.com. I threw in a few of the Bordeaux Swarovski glass pearls as well. The bead caps are ornate Tierra Cast copper.

I haven't finished the necklace yet - I'm not 100% sure of how long I want it to be. I think a fairly short length is called for with this design, so it'll be somewhere around 20", I guess. I've got some cute toggles in copper, but I'm not fond of using toggles at the back of necklaces - is that odd?

I've been listing my Valentine's Day items, and added some sale item logos (I've reduced the prices on all of these by up to $5.00) to a few other pieces, at my Artfire shop. I've also been working on some amethyst pieces to put up for February birthdays. Although it's really challenging, because of the day job, to make mention of my pieces on Twitter, I've noted that the ones I do mention have gotten numerous views, so I'm going to try harder to make a point of mentioning them.

I think the Valentine's Day ideas posts will make it to Friday, after that I'm back to my usual designs and posts. I've got some Artbeads items to write about - I'm really looking forward to it, they're going to push me out of the comfy zone again.

You only have until Sunday to enter to win a cute Valentine's Day bracelet, all it takes to be entered is a comment! Say "Enter me in the bracelet giveaway" on any post between now and the end of the month. If you're on Twitter and RT any of my tweets this month you'll get another entry. If you're a fan or become a fan of Dawno's on Facebook and leave a comment on any post there with "Enter me in the bracelet giveaway", you get another entry - so there's a total of 3 entries you can make towards the giveaway.

Random drawing will be held on January 31st - and if selected, you'll get the bracelet in plenty of time for Valentine's Day!

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Blogger JustATish said...

this is one, although it has the hearts on it, you could wear it anytime of year, and not feel like it is holiday oriented. This is a great design! it is lovely!

January 26, 2010 at 7:12 AM  
Blogger Dawno said...

Thank you, Tish!

January 26, 2010 at 8:31 AM  

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