Monday, October 6, 2008

"Dana" Lampwork Set

I've been working on some custom sets lately. This is a set I made for my cousin's 30th birthday. I've used 64 Swarovski bicone crystals in all because I wanted it to sparkle, as the spirit of my cousin does.

The focal was created by Minnesota lampwork artist Susan Jones. The blue in the focal is covered with silver leaf, combined with rich tones of ivory and woodland brown. I've used two sizes of Swarovski bicones in shades of smoked and light topaz throughout the set that give these pieces lots of shine.

The earrings and bracelet feature silvered ivory lampwork beads that have drips of fine silver on them. They have a beautiful, antiqued look that blends well with the ivory of the focal.

There's lots of movement and sparkle in the earrings which will make them fun to wear!

This is truly a one-of-a-kind set for a very special lady.

Happy Birthday Dana!