Thursday, November 10, 2011

Holiday Sparkle - Czech Glass and Art Beads

This year I'm making jewelry for smaller trunk shows and events and trying to keep an affordable price point in mind.  I'm mixing fun holiday pendants with just a touch of sparkle using Czech glass, rhinestone spacers and brass or gunmetal chain.  Here are some of my favorite combinations.

I'm pairing up this vintage image of a pine cone with traditional mix of the ol' red and green with just a bit of pink/champagne color reflected in the greenery.

While some are looking for more traditional holiday gifts, others want jewelry that are winter themed that will last through the season.  I like this winter woodland scene paired with cream and brown Czech glass beads.

Czech glass beads from Dream Girl Beads.

And why not be a little playful for the holidays - I love the idea of using these bright Czech glass bead mixes to mimic holiday lights.  Pair them with a pine tree pendant and mix in the flowers stacked three together and upside down to look like tiny trees.

Czech glass beads from Dream Girl Beads.

And finally back to the winter theme with icy blues and snowball white beads paired up with this sweet Snowbabies pendant.

Czech glass beads from Beads by C.

All polymer clay pendants from Humblebeads.


Gardanne said...

Great minds think alike, I just purchased the cream and pink glass beads at a local shop.

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Cynthia said...

These are very inspiring!! Thanks for that!

SueBeads said...

Beautiful Heather!

lynsey said...

OOOH yes, so good!

Erin Fickert-Rowland said...

Great combinations! I just love the Winter Birds ensemble- thanks for inspiring us with these!