Monday, June 24, 2013

Bling & Purity - Swarovski Rivoli Necklace and Earrings Set

Bling & Purity - Swarovski Rivoli Necklace and Earrings Set
Bling & Purity - Swarovski Rivoli Necklace and Earrings Set (CH0279)

Felt in the mood of doing some soothing beading rivolis.  So what could be better than bringing out some super sparkly Swarovski rivolis in the ubiquitous Crystal AB, and just blinging and beading the night through.

As sometimes happen, as I make something, an inkling of who this is meant for came to mind.  (Soot!) And once that happens, the rest of the look kind of has a guide to lead it to completion.



I seldom get a chance to write up the notes when I am making a new piece and must later rely on the unreliable memory to do so.  And even when I do jot down notes, I later can't find where they have gone!

The beaded rivoli necklace features graduated Swarovski rivoli sizes (14 & 18mm - see sketch below).  The round metal components are also genuine Swarovski findings (Swarovski 37714 Circle, Multi-Stone Settings).  I must have been in a really "round round circular" mood!

The chain is made from other Swarovski pearls and crystal beads, joined with sterling silver wirework.
The seed beads are Miyuki white seed beads in size 11/0.
Center: Bead Bezel Swarovski Rivoli & Swarovski Rings
Center: Bead Bezel Swarovski Rivoli & Swarovski Rings



Addendum: (I just found this!)


Preliminary Sketch of Jewelry Set
Preliminary Sketch of Jewelry Set
This rough sketch was how the idea for this piece was conceived. 

It also notes the number of seed beads needed to start the beaded bezel around the Swarovski round rivolis, as well as the number of peyote roles needed to make the bail.  The bail had to be large enough so that it could enclose the Swarovski circle findings.

With 11/0 seedbeads, and Peyote weaving, the number of seed beads to thread on for the initial row to commence the beaded bezel for the following Swarovski rivoli sizes:
  • 14mm Rivoli - 32 seedbeads
  • 18mm Rivoli - 40 seedbeads


Note: 
Rule of thumb seems to be (R x 2) + 4 seedbeads, where R is the diameter of the round rivoli.

Details of Bling & Purity Swarovski Rivoli-Bezel Necklace

Bling & Purity - Swarovski Necklace

Bling & Purity - Swarovski NecklaceBling & Purity - Swarovski Necklace

Details of Necklace Chain and Clasp

Magnetic Sterling Silver Flower Clasp
Magnetic Sterling Silver Flower Clasp
Details of Necklace Chain and ClaspDetails of Necklace Chain and Clasp


Details of Bling & Purity Swarovski Rivoli-Bezel Earrings

Details of Bling & Purity Swarovski Rivoli-Bezel Necklace

bead bezel Swarovski Rivoli Earringsbead bezel Swarovski Rivoli Earrings



Aftermath ....

Being in a round mood, led to fancying more designs that evolved from this idea. See CH0281 diy notes.

Preliminary sketch for new design
Preliminary sketch for new design (see CH0281)

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