Sunday, April 25, 2010

Vintaj, Vintaj and more Vintaj...

Some of you might know about the new ribbon slides from Vintaj. Well, this is one of them, but this is not what they normally look like! Now why would I want to use something as is, when I can change it!! Not that I had to, they are gorgeous in their natural state! I just love to experiment!! You just never know what you will be able to do unless you try something new!! To see how they look without alterations follow my link.
I really love the way it turned out! It almost looks like an old rusted piece! If you have any alcohol inks, feel free to try dripping on a fun metal piece, the results may surprise you!
The beads are a mix of Czech glass from Cbeads on Etsy. I wanted to make it as random as I could to give it a more rustic look. I made the hook myself, although I found I had a little trouble with the wrapping. I am going to practice this one a little more and hopefully the results come out better the second time. The hook is from Kerry Bogert's fantastic book Totally Twisted!!  I linked it to her website so you can know a little more about Kerry and her wonderful book.
This is a fun recycled bead and Vintaj necklace. I beautiful filigree butterfly, asymmetrical sides and a lovely side clasp with a pretty flower dangle. This whole necklace is done with eyepins and simple loops. I have been doing so much wire wrapping lately, I figured I should change things up a little.
You can really see the detail in this closeup, what a wonderfully ornate clasp. It stands alone quite well, but the added detail of the dangle really adds a lot! I am going to be using that technique more and more!
I really love these recycled beads, I discovered them through Lorelei, she always finds the best stuff, we are so lucky that she shares it with us! Thanks Lori!!

These designs were all featured on the Vintaj blog for my Designer highlight!! I am very pleased with the amount of comments I got, I love to hear what others have to say about the things I create. I also got a few more followers and fans, I also have some interest in my tiles!! Now I guess I will just have to entice everyone to come buy some!!

Stay tuned for more of Skye Jewels coming soon...



Beatnheart said...

Wonderful for your work to be noticed...It is so helpful to know that others like your work. And to be picked up by Vintaj how cool is that..Cynthia Wolff

Mellisa - Chinook Jewelry said...

I love the bracelet, amazing finish to the metal and gorgeous bead combo!

Judy said...

Two beautiful pieces! I love the multi strands on the bracelet and color combination, Great job!