I have been fortunate to be asked to be a member of a beading community that tests products and reviews them for a couple of bead supply companies. In this necklace I have many vintage elements incorporated in its design, but have chosen to use this wonderful piece above as well in my design even though it is a new finding. The metal patina that was used in its design gives the feel of vintage as well as the choice of images used in its creation, allows me to put this element with mostly vintage pieces and it works.
Here you can see the Patera lead free frame which has the image attached and now it has been filled in with a glaze product. The glaze product shown on this page of Auntie Bead products will work for this process. Image above is while still wet.
I continued the Paris theme on the back sides of the #8 metal tag as well as the Patera double sided pendant. The Paris images on the back are from an etsy purchase of an artisan that creates these images to sell and use in ones designs.
Great rhinestone former scatter pin.
Not sure of the origin of these numbers I've accumulated. However, if I were to guess I'd maybe say locker tags. Love them none-the-less. Wouldn't it be cool if you were from Aurora, Illinois and the proud owner of this piece?
Focal is an Eiffel tower image from etsy.
More sterling silver links and than a hand created clasp.
I made this fun piece for the Junk Bonanza event in September, but the first person that saw it, fell in love with it and bought it from my stash right on the spot. Creating and selling is the name of the game, so gotta sell when the buyer is willing. Thanks for following along with me on this design on my blog and bye for now, I need to go create another unique, one-of-a-kind, fun design to replace this one.
This is a very detailed and time consuming piece, so I usually am not able to have too many of these in my stash. They sell quickly, and I don't recreate the same piece over again. Each design has to be unique and special on their own.
Thanks Aunties Beads for supplying me with some great products to mix in with my vintage redesigns.