My partner, Maria Rosa Sharrow, has an addition to Labardorite! She sent me some amazing pieces to work with, and it was a challenge since it is not something I am usually drawn to. Also in her soup, she included some vintage crystals. As you can see in the picture, I have a vintage lamp in my dinning room and the kids made sure I realized that some of the crystals matched!
Also in my package were 3 strands of labradorite, each unique and fun to work with. Rosa also included 2 cabs and 1 focal bead. Since I am not good with bezel setting yet, I have not used the round cab yet. I have some ideas, but need to practice soldering first.
You can see Rosa's Etsy show here
Her shop is called Willow Street Gifts. Since I live in Lancaster County, PA I am close to the town of Willow Street, so I was slightly confused when I saw her shop name. I was thinking she might live close to me! lol
I also love vintage! I used a vintage finding to create this necklace using the large bead and drops.
I love this new app I found to edit pictures. Isn't it cool?
|A different view of the necklace. Brass chain, wire and findings.|
|Here I enameled some filigree beads to show off the sparkle of the vintage crystals.|
This is my favorite piece. The only problem is the one tab snapped off while I was setting the stone. As a result, I had to add the wire wrapped to hold the bead in place. I was thinking of redoing the setting, but ran out of time. I love how the bail came out.
To check out everyone's work, here is a link back to Pretty Things.
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