The Beauty of Spring -Freshwater Pearl Handmade Necklace

At the beginning of February I was invited to join the Artbeads Design Partner Blog Program. All I would have to do is blog about the bead products I receive. It was difficult to choose which products I wanted to try out and after a few days of pondering design ideas, I decided to go with some lovely Freshwater Pearls. Of course, I couldn't help but to also get some Swarovski Crystal accents to use in the design.

Freshwater Pearl Dragonfly Charm Lariat Necklace (N099)February was themed as The Beauty of Spring and I was given free reign to interpret this theme in my own creative way. No restrictions (love it!). So my interpretation included a sterling silver dragonfly charm I already had in stock. I chose three distinct freshwater pearl colors: olive, light blue and peacock with a light sapphire crystal for accent. I was especially interested in seeing the luster of the pearls as my idea to include a dragonfly charm in my design, represented to me that iridescent shimmer of the dragonfly.

Using these beautiful pearls and crystals, I wire wrapped them along with some sterling silver rings. The focal dragonfly charm is made even more beautiful as it slips through a hand wrought and hammered sterling silver teardrop loop for a lovely lariat style Handmade Freshwater Pearl Dragonfly Charm Lariat Necklace (N099).

Overall, I was extremely pleased with the products I received. I rarely work with freshwater pearls and the size, shape and luster were right on target for my delicate design.

Disclosure: As a Design Partner of Artbeads.com, I periodically receive products, beads and/or components free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I have in no way been compensated by Artbeads.com for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

3 comments

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

Here is what Duchess from Artbeads had to say about this design:

What a beautiful lariat style necklace you have created! I love the gorgeous mix of luscious freshwater pearls, silver links, rings and Swarovski crystals. The colors are very uplifting and Spring-like. Your lovely light use of beads in this piece brings the focus to the gorgeous Dragon Fly pendant. Very nice wire wrapping by the way, I am jealous!
-Duchess

Thank you Duchess!!!

Marissa said...

I am a new follower of your blog! I hope you will follow mine. That lariat style necklace is BEAUTIFUL!!

Marissa Undercofler
http://www.sofarastarfyre.blogspot.com

Crystal Allure Beaded Jewelry said...

Hi Marissa! Thanks for stopping by my studio blog. I'll definately check yours out.