Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Farewell to Winter

Even though my last fall and winter were very busy with the development of my new permanent studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center (Alexandria, VA), I couldn't miss this season and not to create another winter piece. I didn't have enough time to design something like Lone Snowflake Necklace:

Lone Snowflake Necklace by Zoya Gutina

that made the First place in Ice Queen Challenge held by Bead Mavens, and idea to create a smaller necklace came to me. So, I went to

Then I narrowed my search to pendants... Good choice! But I had to go further, and my search for pendant crystals gave me the result I was in need of.

I decided, just two sorts of beads: TOHO 11/0 clear transparent and TOHO 15/0 black. In addition to that, amazing coral-like Coral Crystal pendants by Swarovski I found out on became a perfect match to "coral brunches" woven using seed beads.

What about focal? I continued my search and discovered on the site a beautiful Flat Baroque Pendant Crystal by Swarovski, that looked like a flower, frozen in ice! Done! I believe you can guess the name of the necklace: Flower, Frozen in Ice.

Disclosure. Being a reviewer of products and a participant of its blogging program I received Swarovski crystal pendants free of charge. This post reflects my honest opinion; and is not compensating me for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

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cubic zirconia jewelry said...

Beautiful jewelry, hope you will share some more.

Rajrang said...

Your jewels are so beautiful, rich and balanced, many congrats!

Harry Winston Engagement Rings said...

Sparking, I love your work

Liha said...

your work reflects your superb creativity!


Susan Loveland said...

What color beads do you use in the Lone Snowflake piece? I was thinking it was pearl-lined AB?

Zoya Gutina said...

There are natural pearls and seed beads of different white shades and vintage Italian bugle bead. Some seed bead types are silver-lined.