Friday, October 18, 2013

Connie Crystals

Connie Crystals

During all the excitement of the Emmy's we didn't get a chance to share some of the cool product we got to use.  One of the great surprises to arrive at the designer door steps was a box from Connie Crystal.  There were glass crystal beads ranging from 8 to 14 mm, teardrops & raindrops.  They also have the sweetest shape, the Octagons, and they look JUST like the vintage chandelier crystals!! Yum!

The Creative Designers were given a mission to come up with some beautiful jewelry, using the crystals, and I have to say it was no hardship!  These crystals are so delish! It's no surprise to you all that I adore glitz either...any opportunity for glamour and sparkle, and I'm all about it!  I wanted to set out to create a piece that was elegant, that spoke of a time long ago...something that looked like icicles hanging from the eve of an old Victorian.  The finished product was far more than I had imagined...and I'm quite pleased with if I could just figure out where to wear it...gonna have to find a black tie gala I think!

Wanna learn how to make one for yourself?!  Here are my dets, enjoy & don't forget to check out the other sensational creations by the other Creative Team Designers!! Links are below for hopping ease.

Rue Romantique Large Botanical Rectangle  KR104 (brass)
Rue Romantique Small Daisy Diamonds KR112 (brass)
ICE Resin
Wire 20g - bronze WIREBR
Gilders Paste (patina)
Connie Crystals:
Crystal Beads 8mm, 10mm & 12mm
Crystal Tear Drop 1.5in
(2) Crystal Rain Drop 20mm

Directions & Details:
1) Patina your brass findings with Gilders Paste patina color, set aside to cure
2) Begin to wire wrap, using a Briolette wrap style, your tear drop and rain drop crystals. 
3) Once complete, go ahead and begin to wire wrap (standard style) & connect all your crystal beads.  As each neck is different, you will need to determine what length and how many crystals you'll need to complete the necklace. - Add a closure & set aside
4) Choose a picture, I chose an image from the new Art Mechanique papers from Hobby Lobby, cut down to bezel size, adhere & seal with the Art Mechanique Paper Sealer - allow to dry
5) Mix up a small batch of resin and fill the bezel
6) Once cured, you can now attach your crystals & necklace to the bezel.
7) For the crystal hanging from the bottom, I used a metal hole punch and added a jumpring for my crystal to hang from.

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  1. Beautiful necklace! The crystals add the perfect touch!

    1. Thanks Cindy:) I totally loved working with the crystals!!!

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    1. Thank you sweet Jen!!! I just adore everything you do!!!

  3. Lexi.. I adore this piece.. love all your work..!! xoxo

  4. Ooooooer! This piece is exquisite. Those crystals are perfect.