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Vintaj Victorian Christmas Challenge Entry - "The Littlest Christmas Angel"


About this design:

This necklace is my entry in Vintaj Natural Brass Company's December Victorian Christmas Challenge.

This challenge was right up my alley with a Victorian theme. I used an image transfer polymer clay pendant depicting a Victorian angel child. This is from a collection of Vintage Christmas cards featuring angels all wearing Winter white.

The images evoke a range of emotions: Delight and joy at the innocence of the children and the magic of Christmas past; but also sadness to realize the child has wings, and so has departed this Earthly life.

I wanted to highlight the Winter white theme, and added Czech and Chinese crystal in various shapes and finishes to symbolize glittering snowflakes.

I created bead caps by molding vintage rhinestone button frames given to me by my friend Lucia Hsu, by molding them around 12mm cushion cut Czech glass AB crystal rounds (purchased here at LB), and topping them with Vintaj Foliage and Filigree Bead Caps.

I created the chain by linking Vintaj Blossoming Duet Fastenables, to which I glued Swarovski AB crystal flatbacks; and more bead stations made with the filigree and foliage bead caps.

I created the pendant bail from Vintaj Fanned Trellis Filigree and a 15mm jump ring and secured the pendant in its brass frame with Vintaj Diamond Swirl filigree. I finished the chain with a length of Vintaj Ornate Chain and Lobster claw clasp.

Components:

Vintaj natural brass, swarovski crystal, chinese crystal, czech glass crystal, polymer clay

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    K Neale says:

    That image is so perfect and special, Lynda! The beautiful way it is strung just elevates it even more. All your pieces are special but anything having to do with children really touch me. As usual another beautiful piece of art. Kathy

  2. FaeryGoth Chick
    FaeryGoth Chick says:

    Very impressive piece Lynda… Good luck with the contest!

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you both so much.

  4. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    beautiful… of cause :) )I am sure you will win the contest :) )))))

  5. Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick
    Jeannes Gems - Gem Chick says:

    Lynda, the amount of work and creativity that went into this design is amazing! Sarah’s description of “impressive” is perfect.
    Good luck with the contest!

  6. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    OMG! This is gorgeous! Good luck with the contest!

  7. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    This is beautiful!!!! a sure Victorian piece.

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, everyone. I really appreciate the comments. :)

  9. RosaLee J
    RosaLee J says:

    Absolutely beautiful

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    Lynda aka DivaChick says:

    Thank you, RosaLee!

    I didn’t win the public vote, but this necklace was chosen by the editors at Vintaj for their Editors’ Pick this month! Woo Hoo!!! :)

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