I was fortunate to be selected this month to participate in Nina Design's Blog Partner program. She sent me a selection of products to work with, and when they arrived, I was excited (and challenged!) because they were golden natural bronze. Absolutely stunning, and a challenge for me because I don't do a lot with gold metals.
This necklace is a new favorite of mine. I used polymer clay beads by Alison Sachs and several pieces from Nina Designs -- the coral branch pendant, feather charms, and three-circle rings that I really think would make gorgeous earrings all by themselves, but I wanted to bump it up a notch and think outside the box.
I wanted to use the feather charms as links, so I pulled out a metal punch and said a little prayer and punched a hole. Worked!
These earrings are made with onyx, ceramic, and Nina Designs lotus petal charms and ear wires.
And oh ARGH, why is it I don't see mistakes until I photograph things? One ceramic bead is topsy-turvy. Sigh. Must fix that.
These earrings are a bit different. They are a combination of industrial and elegant. I'm not sure how well they'll be received, but I thought they were unique. I took hardware store steel fittings and brushed them with a nail file to take off some of the black. Then I wired amethyst to Nina Designs key charms. When worn, the keys face front and the hardware rings face like regular hoop earrings would.
So what do you think? Is it a yes or a no?
Now for the giveaway! Nina Designs sent a delicate 18" finished brass chain (complete with clasp) and matching jump rings. I'm adding a secret stash of beads to go along with them!
To win, leave a comment with your favorite Nina Designs bead or finding (click here for their web site).
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The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 28th.
The materials above were provided as part of the Nina Designs blogging program. The author of this blog has not received any payment from above-mentioned company. The post above represents only personal opinion of the blog author.