Friday, February 4, 2011

Rossetti Necklace

This necklace was inspired by our monthly challenge, I tried to capture those soft glowing colors.  I wanted to create a necklace that looks like it would have been worn during that time period with a filigree wrapped pendant, stones, Czech glass and a very generous opera length chain. 

42mm clover petal brass filigree
2 8mm faceted Czech glass rondelle
14 5mm Czech glass drops
2 12mm faceted lepidolite square beads
2 10mm faceted orange aventurine barrel beads
2 6mm fired agate beads
14 7.25mm brass jump rings
2 5mm brass jump rings
1 15mm jump ring
6 2" brass eye pins
20 1/2" brass cable chain

1. Place the polymer clay bead in the center of the filigree and fold the four corners around the bead.

2. Attach the large jump ring through the openings of the filigree.

3. Create looped links with each of the beads, string one on an eyepin and create a loop.  Except the drop beads, add 7 drops beads to the eyepins and then make the loop.

4. Attach the glass rondelles links to the large jump ring with the 7.5mm jump rings.

5. Attach the remaining links with the 7.5mm jump rings in the following order: drops, square bead, rondelle, barrel, fired agate.  Add a 7.5mm jump ring to the last beads.

6. Attach the chain to the last jump rings with the 5mm jump rings.

Stones: Rings & Things.  Brass: Vintaj.  Glass drops: Ornementea. Glass Rondelles: Raven's Journey. Lily Bead: Humblebeads.


Rosanne said...

Such a beautiful necklace. I love the new lily color!

Aleta said...

The necklace is a perfect compliment to the colors and softness in the painting. It's lovely!

TesoriTrovati said...

Yum. That was delicious. Thanks for the instructions! Enjoy the day. Erin

Suz said...

That is a wonderfully yummy necklace! A new combination of materials I have seen before...very well done. Your colors are just yummy!

Thank you!

Deb said...

I love the colours, really beautiful!

Alice said...

The colors are perfect, and I love your pendant wrapped in the brass. Thanks for the instructions!

Linda Landig said...

Your Lily Bead is so pretty. I love this necklace and the colors of the necklace and painting are swoon-beautiful!

Mags said...

A charming necklace; the
atmosphere and lovely pastel colours of the painting exactly.

lunedreams said...

So perfect! Absolutely gorgeous! You captured even the mood of the painting. The lanterns looked more orange to me too, love it with the pinks and the slatey lavender blue. Bravo!

My Life Under the Bus said...

Yes Perfection! Great job Heather!!!

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [05 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Molly Alexander said...

What a beautiful necklace that complements the inspiration piece perfectly. The lily beads are just gorgeous!

Ilenia said...

It's really beautiful, I really like the way the polymer clay bead is "trapped" in the filigree, congratulations!

Heather Powers said...

Wow, thank you everyone! This is one of my favorite paintings.

Pearl Blay said...

What a gorgeous example of a wrapped filigree pendant necklace! I have featured and linked back in this past post so others can come visit!

mary ann Preckol said...

This is absolutely wonderful, incredible, I love it but I'm trying to make gifts and stockup to sell. This is mine!!

shannon schmidhammer said...

I like this necklace! So pretty! Where would i buy filigree and polymer clay bead? I have never heard of filigree...

shannon schmidhammer said...

I like this necklace! So pretty! Where would i buy filigree and polymer clay bead?