Friday, April 17, 2015

Red and Black Beaded Necklace and Earring Set

I recently picked these necklaces up at a thrift shop. You may recognise the bottom one- I got another one like it at a junk shop last year and made it into a Venetian necklace-brooch set:
I planned to do a similar thing, and replace the tiger eye stone with another gemstone. No luck though; I couldn't remove the tiger eye without ruining the setting. Instead I painted the stone with red nail enamel.

 I had these red cut glass and black gemstone beads in stash, and I threaded them onto tiger tail with some gold crimps as spacers.

 I removed the chain from the pendant, and hot glued a brooch back to it. I added a jump ring at the bottom to attach the ends of the necklace to.

The completed set.

The necklace is meant to be worn in this style:

Paolo Caliari Veronese Portrait of a Woman
Paolo Caliari Veronese - Portrait of a Woman
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I am considering adding a drop pearl at the bottom of the brooch where the ends of the necklace join it.

I also picked these earrings up at a thrift shop last year. The black stone matched the necklace, so I painted the diamante with red and black nail enamel to make a dark red accent.

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