Friday, September 5, 2008

The Trendy Bead - Lockets

Big pendants and bold necklaces are the look season. Lockets offer the punch your fall jewelry styles need.

A tip from Cynthia Deis' book, Beading with Filigree: In place of a photo add a favorite quote or the definition of a special word cut from a vintage dictionary to your locket.

I'd use a simple geometric shape, like this Round Brass Locket from VintageBeadShop to play off the bold shape of Jangles Earthtone Striped Bead.
Brass Bird Locket from DecandenceandDecay would be lovely complimented by a set of Golden Branch Disk Beads from Humblebeads.

For a softer floral style in this season's hottest color I'd use a Silver Filigree Flower Locket from Urbanrose paired with Cindy Gimbrone's Plum and Steel Spiral Set.

Let your art beads and locket mirror one another for visual impact. The simple leafy pattern on this Floral Embossed Locket from FabBeads would look fall fresh paired with Creative Impression in Clay's Leaf Button in fern. Remember Tari can create her buttons in a variety of configurations for jewelry designers, including a hole at the top and bottom or metal links.

ExpeditionD's Zephyr Bronze Squares have a sense of history and narrative, so they would be perfectly paired with a bronze book locket from WanWanCorner.

For more lockets check out Ornamentea.


AJ said...

Great post! I had been thinking of combining art beads and lockets all week, and this was the final shove I needed to get it done :)

LLYYNN - Lynn Davis said...

I love lockets, they are so sentimental and sweet, how fun to match them up with art beads to make them more contemporary.

A locket update! Thanks, Heather.

rosebud101 said...

Gorgeous beads! Wow!

Anonymous said...

I love Vintage styled jewellery,with lots of copper,brass, and lockets thanks for the input about this falls designs I'm all over it!!

Unknown said...

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