Thursday, October 6, 2011
She Wore Red Velvet
Red velvet is so regal, and I'd noticed that I am often drawn to jewelry items that incorporate this rich material. I thought it would be fun to offer a small collection of these treasures just in time for the holiday season. If it proves to be popular, I may add some other pieces along the way.
This first necklace is entitled 'three birds'. I made the main pendant myself by covering a tarnished vintage button with worn red velvet and attaching a sweet rhinestone bird to the centre. More silvertone birds and a blue mystic quartz briolette hang from this, while vintage paste and rosaries, combined with freshwater pearls and gemstones, complete this beauty.
I fell in love with this sterling silver and red velvet shoe the minute I laid eyes on it! It was originally designed to be a pin cushion! To continue with the whimsical nature of this pendant, I hung it from a silvertone number 22 plate, and added an assembled tintype finding, goldtone mesh vintage watch fob, and ruby zircon, pearls and lavender rosary beads.
The final piece in my Red Velvet Collection (so far) is a long double-wrap that features a goldtone crown with - you guessed it! - red velvet! I don't think anything can be more royal than that! The necklace is chock-full of goodies including mother of pearl rosary beads, vintage watch chain, purple beads, gemstones, rhinestones, and even an Eiffel Tower link.
The three necklaces shown above will be available in my Etsy shoppe this evening. Thank you so much for stopping by! I will be back soon with more photos of the Versailles gardens from my recent trip to Paris. Au revoir! :)