I received two pendants from ArtBeads.com and am showing you what I did with one of them (the other will come soon!). I was asked to choose items from their Valentine's Day selection, and my first choice was a mix of the traditional heart shape with a non-traditional black etched pattern.
(Item # SHL-LP52)
The shell pendant is etched in black, and I decided to work it in a Gothic fashion, with deep coral red Swarovski crystal and fringy sterling silver that I oxidized to a black patina. I love how the tiny 4mm crystals flutter from the fringe of the chain, don't you?
I made a matching clasp out of oxidized sterling silver and another coral red Swarovski crystal - very simple since the chain is so elaborate. All in all, I'm a big fan of Valentine's Day, and I love hearts, but I like the non-traditional, and this piece fits the bill.
Head on over to ArtBeads.com to see what else they have for Valentine's Day!
Disclosure...As a reviewer of products at Artbeads.com, I receive the beads above free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I am not being compensated by Artbeads.com for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.