Every year the JET Team (Jewelry on Etsy Team) hosts a Secret Santa among the team and I had the honor of swapping a handcrafted piece(s) to Nancy of NancyCrystalFantasy on Etsy. Like usual there is a criteria to design by based on the swap preferences. So let's go behind the design on the beautiful pieces I design for Nancy.
I first started pulling beads based on her color preferences. She love purple, turquoise stones, and shades of turquoise. I then searched her shop to see her exact jewelry style because you would hate to design something that didn't fit someone. Also based on her necklace length preference that she loved longer necklaces.So I whipped out some rose gold chain and gold plated findings too. The piece I finally decided to make is on the simpler side but will be just as beautiful.
I then got to work cutting the chain for the base of the necklace. She loves necklaces at least 18' inches long. So I cut one piece of chain at 18-21' inches.
I then found the middle of that piece of chain and add a connector which would connect the next part of the necklace.
I then cut three additional pieces of chain in various lengths. You'll see why.
After a ton of consideration and playing with bead combination I went with the purple mother of pearl discs. I attached a jump ring to three and then attached them to the gold chains.
I then took another jump ring and strung on the longest chain first and then put the remaining two chains on either side of it.I then attached that jump ring to the connector which is attached to the main part of the necklace. Almost done.
To finish off the piece I attached a toggle clasp.
Now to work on the semi-matching earrings. Since you can't wear a necklace without any. I took the purple glass beads 3 to exact since we're doing things in threes. I put three of those on a head pin.
Close off the top part with a ear wire.Looking good. One more step and they're completed.
I then took a jump ring with another mother of pearl disc.
Attached them to the main part of the earring and they're completed.
A closer look at the bottom half of the necklace.
The necklace might be simplistic but it's simply breathtaking. I loved this piece so much that I gift my godmother a similar version for Christmas with the matching earrings. Check out our previous Custom Jewelry Projects, "Keeping It Simple Carnelian Rose Gold Plated Set" .
Here's both pieces together. I hit this one out of the ballpark. Nancy adored the the pieces and love the color and design. Mission accomplished.
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