Thursday, May 19, 2011

Trendy Bead: Druzy Pendants

Artisan Handcrafted KEY in ...

$6.00
Butterscotch Chalcedony Druz...

$37.99
Zoa Arts Artisan Handcrafted...

$20.00
Pink Druzy Quartz Drops FULL...

$34.99
Seafoam Aqua Blue Chalcedony...

$23.99
Ammonite Fossil Shell Rounds...

$10.00
Sparkling Teal Blue Druzy Qu...

$32.99
White Solar Quartz Stalactit...

$37.99
Full 7 Inches - AAA Green Dr...

$25.00
Bronze Shell Charm No.1

$3.00
11-90 Polished Agate Geode ...

$4.99
saskia owl sterling silver c...

$39.00
Druzy Lace Agate Quartz geod...

$17.00
Tiny Nest Pendant from Green...

$4.00
White Druzy Quartz Oval Drop...

$34.99
Druzy Agate Quartz Geode Par...

$33.85
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Combine the fun summer trend of large agate or druzy pendants with your favorite art bead charms!

If you had put me in a room of stone pendants, I would have passed over druzy and agate geodes without a second glance.  But after discovering what designers are doing with them, I've started seeing them in a different light.  They are fun and funky and when paired with other artistic and earthy elements I'm finding them quite attractive.

Cluster them together as drops on a large link or layer a charm on top of a flat pendant with a jump ring.  Below are some examples from other designers, use them as jumping point for your own interpretation of this trend.

Do you look at catalogs, runaway reviews or fashion magazines for inspiration for your jewelry designs?  I don't usually, but when I do they spark some new ideas.  The trick is discovering how to process a trend into something that is personally meaningful to you and fits in with your style.

10 comments:

Alice said...

Oh dear, I couldn't even make it past the first artist without spending money! I could be in deep trouble here.

Kristi Bowman said...

Oh thank you Heather, what a wonderful treasury full of beautiful goodies. I love Druzy!!

THEAjewellery (lesley) said...

Very Inspiring Heather, I'll be thinking about this trend for sure -thanks very much.

Marlene said...

Druzy's are fun, especially when you can simulate them with PC. Here is an example:
http://www.artfire.com/modules.php?name=Shop&op=listing&product_id=2696375

Riki Schumacher said...

These are all amazing! Riki

Linda Landig said...

I love those charms by Dream Some--I have several of her charms -- well, more than several!!!

I have a Blue Lace Agate Druzy, but I didn't realize that it was a current trend. I'll have to get to work on using it in a necklace! Thanks for the heads-up!

somethingunique said...

Hi Heather,what amazing creations thanks ttfn L:)

Cindy said...

What a great feature, Heather. Whenever I attend the big gem and jewelry show locally, I pick up a druzy or geode for my boys....and they are just fantastic in jewelry!

Charlene said...

These are all gorgeous. I never worked with druzy or geodes before but found some in Tucson that I could not live without. It's nice to step outside of what you normally work with and try something new.

Sweety said...

Nice accesories
:)