Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Multi-Strand Simple Elegance - Necklace & Earrings

For Sooty's 2012 birthday I wanted to create a jewelry set that was deceptively simple, classically elegant and yet flexible and accomodating of more than one style. This Multi-Strand Simple Elegance necklace & earrings set was the final result.

Multi-Strand Simple Elegance - Necklace & Earrings
Multi-Strand Simple Elegance - Necklace & Earrings (CH0298)



Using some of Swarovski's most elegantly versatile pieces: Swarovski® 62023 Filigree connector, Swarovski clear Crystal channels, Swarovski XILION crystal beads with Fresh Water Pearls, Sterling Silver fine chains, and CZ studded Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver ear hooks - and I was ready to go.


The necklaces were crafted first and the earrings were made to match.

Necklaces

There are 2 necklaces: a round the neck short necklace and a very long necklace that can be worn real long or doubled over.  

Short Single Strand Necklace
Short Single Strand Necklace

Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance


Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance


Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance

Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance


Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance



Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance

Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance
Short Single Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance


The long necklace is easily worn doubled over without need of a clasp.
Long Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance
Long Strand Necklace - Swarovski Simple Elegance

Either of the two necklaces can be on their own or together.  I wanted the look to be clean and simple but it had to have little bits of brilliant sparkles along its length to catch the lights at the most enticing of times.

Both Necklace strands - worn together
Both Necklace strands - worn together

Matching Earrings

Note that Swarovski Headpins with clear Crystal has been used to join the fresh water pearls in the earrings and to provide that deliciously subtle sparkle at the end of the dangle earrings.

Sparkle Dangle Earrings with Swarovski
Sparkle Dangle Earrings with Swarovski

Sparkle Dangle Earrings with Swarovski


Focus on Necklace  Central Focal

Necklace Focal on Long Necklace with Swarovski Elements
Necklace Focal on Long Necklace with Swarovski Elements

Necklace Focal on Long Necklace with Swarovski Elements

Handmade Chain Details  with Swarovski Elements + Sterling Silver
Handmade Chain Details  with Swarovski Elements + Sterling Silver


The many photos provided here will sufficiently record the construction of all the pieces. 





Created: Oct 2012
Materials:
  • Swarovski® 62023 Filigree Connector
  • Swarovski Channel - clear Crystal
  • Swarovski #5328 XILION bicone crystal beads - 4mm
  • Fresh Water Pearls
  • 0.925 fine Sterling Silver chain
  • Cubic Zirconia Rhodium Plated Sterling Silver earwires
  • Diamond shaped tiny Sterling Silver connectors
  • Swarovski headpins
  • Swarovski #5000 Round Facet crystal beads - 4mm, Crystal
  • Swarovski Single Stone Settings - connector

    Multi-Strand Simple Elegance - Necklace & Earrings


    2 comments:

    1. Sooty must wear this all the time! What a beautiful, elegant set. Fine jewelry that can be worn to a fancy dress occasion or with a pretty top and skirt. She must look stunning wearing it. You are a wonderful, loving friend Helena. BJ

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      1. I must confess the necklace was designed to her customization as she wanted something fine and preferably long and versatile, with (of course) a touch of Swarovski bling :)

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