I'm so smitten with this pendant by Kylie Parry. I've seen numerous variations of pendants using a link as a frame for your beads, but this one is perfect. So art bead delicious! I love the play of the ring as the blue sky as the frame for her tiny cloud charm. She kept it simple with just a touch of color and a delicate 18" chain.
Balanced and features a Kylie Parry house pendant, a lampwork glass bead and a hand-stamped tag. I love the idea of layering the beads as sort of a little story. These are all attached to a brass ring and chain.
One of my own designs using a Vintaj 15mm jump ring and a collection of glass & resin beads to create a garden for this little fox to frolic in. The pendant dangles from a lightweight gunmetal chain.
I love the simplicity of Shannon LeVart's design featuring one of her hammered rings and a fine silver charm that she created. Easy going and so summery! She used a fun ball chain to complete the design.
(These 4 examples are shown for inspiration only, please respect the designers' copyrights.)
So there you have it, 4 ways with the same basic formula: Link + Art Bead + Chain = the perfect summer necklace! Each of the designers used chain that measured from 16-19 1/2 inches, a great length to show off your framed art. See how creative you can get with these basic elements and what you have in your stash!
Or if you need a little retail therapy - above are a few of my favorite links from different artisans. The first two are from NeSHEnJewelry, they remind me of tree bark. The white washed and colorful patina links are from MissFickleMedia. Those organic silver links are from OakhillSilverSupply. And finally, the rich dark silver links are from AtlantisGlassandBeads.