Friday, 22 June 2012

Nod to Vintage

If you've been following my work, you'll know I'm on a vintage buzz. You also might have noticed I lean towards moody, gem-tones and don't always do 'zingy' colors.

When I received these orange and salmon flower components from Lori Anderson in our vintage bead swap, I immediately thought 'hippy chic(k)'. I couldn't resist using the metal flowers straight away and paired them with beautiful blue lampwork beads by Tan Grey.

The color combination and floral components made me think of the 60's (way before my time!). I kept the necklace fairly simple in design making up the length of the necklace with beaded chain. Lori also sent me the bubbly glass beads I used for the right side of the necklace.

I made a large, forged copper clasp that sits about halfway up the right side to break things up visually.


It was nice to break my personal mold with this necklace, and I'm hoping to keep moving in this direction. Maybe the Bead Soup Blog Party will be another chance to push the envelope!


  1. This is a beautiful piece and yes a definite nod to the best of vintage!!!

  2. I am in LoVe with this necklace!! I wish I wore necklaces because this one is absolutley adorable and your work in putting all of the components together is just perfect!! Great job Leah!

    1. Thank you! Lots of people like this one. If I were a necklace person, I'd have kept it!