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Vintaj with Bronze Pearls


About this design:

I wanted to make a set with the Vintaj "Tree of Life" pendant. Then I saw this toggle and the bronze colored pearls. It just came together from there.
I love the colors, and several other designers haave said they thought it would have appeal for a teen who wanted a dressy, simple set for fall. I think I would wear it myself!

Components:

Vintaj Tree of Life pendant, Vintaj toggle and findings, bronze pearls, czech glass beads to add sparkle.

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  1. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, I think this set is beautiful!!! I love that Tree of Life pendant and the colors of pearls and Czech glass beads you’ve chosen are terrific with it! Your design is wonderful — simple and lovely — perfect for day or evening. The bracelet and earrings (2 pairs! Love them!) go beautifully with the necklace. I really like the toggle on the bracelet, too. :D

  2. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you Lynn. :D I keep thinking how I would like this with a creamy white or beige…something so the bronze colors would show well?

  3. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    That would also be a lovely combo with the bronze colors and the brass pieces, Harriet. Do you have any pearls in either of those colors to play with? :D

  4. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Do I have pearls??? Lynn, you have no idea!!! LOL I think I must have been on a pearl spree w/o realizing it.

    I’ll post a pearl design I did for the show w/ teal pearls next.

  5. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I realized how absurd my pearl question was as soon as I posted it, Harriet! I do believe we have chatted before about our “pearl collections”! LOL

  6. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Yes, indeedy! I tell myself not to buy more, and then I see a new strand, or a new design and then… LOL

  7. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, we are sooooooo related, aren’t we?!?!?! LOL I am the exact same way! 8O

  8. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Is it really our fault that the pearls are so pretty and have so many shapes and sizes and colors??? Now really!

  9. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Harriet, I do so love your reasoning on this situation with our vastly growing pearl collections! LOL I’ve always thought it wasn’t MY fault…..

  10. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Lynn, how can it be OUR fault? Don’t we NEED 1 (or2) of them all? ROTFLOL

    Btw. I’m pretty sure LB is in on the Great Pearl Conspiracy. Just look how many pretty new pearls they keep adding… ;)
    Maybe we better not look today. It isn’t payday yet for me. :D

  11. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I KNOW!!! Pearls have to have other pearls to keep them company so they won’t be lonely, right? ROTFLOL

    Yes, I agree about LB being in on the GPC! LOL I hesitate to even look in the pearl section anymore. LOL And yet, I feel myself strangely drawn to it……oh, no…….. ;)

  12. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I think I do worry about my pearls needing companions. After all, they come from communal beginnings, right??? Please tell me I am right and not just rationalizing! ;)

  13. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    No, you’re not rationalizing, Harriet. Neither am I. ;)

  14. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    I love this set too Harriet…!!!!! I love the fact that you have two options for earrings… great idea..!!!!
    You and Lynn are not alone… I too confess that I am a Pearlaholic !!!!!!!
    LOL !!!!!!!
    I will see another shape, size, or color, and I have to have them. I can never seem to get enough !!!! I simply adore them!!

  15. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks Violet! :D

    I am beginning to think the GPC may be a true thing. Those pearls just call us! LOL

  16. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    The GPC does exist, Harriet, and it’s growing….. LOL

  17. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thanks for your support, Lynn. I just knew it was not my fault!!
    But the pearl storage case used to zip up, and now it won’t–too full!! LOL

  18. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Then you just need to buy a second one! LOL

  19. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Do you think Aquakitty knows about this?… or is it a plot from the twisted brain of the evil Simon LeFiligree, yet to be uncovered by our hero?

  20. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    I’m with Lynn….. buy a new case…… I had to and now I think I need another one !!!!! Oh no !!!

  21. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    But Lynn, there isn’t any more room in the drawer for another case! I’m beginning to be concerned about the weight limits on my storage pieces… it seems stones and findings can weigh a LOT!!! :?

  22. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Oh, Violet, it may be a sickness, and if it is, we have it bad!!! LOL

  23. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    It may be a sickness…. but I don’t think I want a cure….
    We just need more storage… LOL !!!!!!!

  24. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Agreed!! Actually, I am negotiating w/hubby to build me a new storage cabinet to fit a particular space in my studio. I told him it is hard to keep it all put away neatly due to lack of proper storage. You should have seen the look THAT one got me. LOL

  25. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Good luck on your negotiations Harriet…. he just has to do it !!!!
    Hope you get your new cabinet soon !!!!!

  26. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Me, too! And on that note, I think I better get down to our office..pretty sure he has some paper work waiting for me. Have a great day!

  27. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Oh, Harriet, I would have loved to have seen the look on Mike’s face!!! I’m sure it closely resembles the one I often get from Bob when I’m trying to explain/justify/rationalize something bead related!!! ROTFLOL

  28. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Violet, I’m so happy to find another Pearlaholic to join our group! I’m with you — I don’t want a cure! LOL

  29. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Pearlaholic’s Unite !!!!!!!! LOL !!!!!!!

  30. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Sounds like a good slogan to me! I can just see it on a bumper sticker…..LOL

  31. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    You are soooo right about the “look” Lynn! And…

    “My name is Harriet, and I am a pearloholic.”
    Sorry, couldn’t resist! LOL ;)

  32. Sali Jo GemsChica Chick
    Sali Jo GemsChica Chick says:

    Clam up you pearlaholics!

  33. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Oh, Groan!!! Clam up? LOL ;)

  34. Aqua Chickie Cat
    Aqua Chickie Cat says:

    The real problem, of course, is that the *varieties* are artificially enhanced, artificially generated, not the real thing, and exposure to/ gaining a taste for such “exciting” variety causes one to fail to appreciate the real thing. A real pearl the rarest and most beautiful would be thought of as less appealing than a humanly altered neon enticement.

  35. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I understand your sentiment Chickie Cat, but I have some of the real thing too. With those, I take excellent care. I have my “fun” pearls and my quality pearls…and yes, I appreciate the difference.

    It is the same difference as “enhanced” or dyed gemstones vs. beautifully cut and set natural gemstones.
    I will always treasure my real jewelry, much of which also has sentimental value. But I can still enjoy a strand of semiprecious stones, natural or otherwise. ;)

  36. No Photo
    Helen G aka tea chick says:

    I used to be a “pearl purist”, shunning the colored ones (especially the bright colors), but I’ve loosened up a bit and really enjoy using them now. They may not be natural but they make wonderful accent touches- today I just finished a necklace with lapis, dark amethyst, carnelian, and little mango orange pearls that worked like a charm to brighten it up! Also, who can afford to work with the real pearls? I have a strand of South Sea pearls (wedding gift from hubby) that I adore, but that’s a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

  37. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Same here, Helen. I still have the pearl ring I got when I graduated high school, and it means so much to me.
    For me, real pearls are usually connected to special memories.

    I enjoy pearls in their varied styles and forms, and the inexpensive ones are great with my semi-precious designs.
    I would like to see a pic of your new necklace when you can post it. :D

    Right now, I have to log off. We have a LOUD thunderstorm approaching. Have fun tonight. :D

  38. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    I disagree with you Aqua Chickie Cat….. I think one can appreciate both…
    I also have a love of beautiful rare pearls…. however…. if you are talking about totally natural pearls they are extremely rare… in fact a strand of 62 round, rare natural pearls sold for 7 million dollars at a Christie’s Auction… I don’t know about you… but ….
    while I can appreciate them…I certainly couldn’t afford them…
    Cultured pearls whether Saltwater or Freshwater are much more affordable. I have learned to appreciate all pearls whether they are rare and natural, or are exquisitely cultured saltwater pearls as the South Sea and Akoya pearls, or the beautiful array of shapes and colors of the freshwater cultured pearls.

    I agree with you Helen and Harriet… I too have pearls that were given to me with great sentiment attached.

  39. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    I totally agree with Harriet, Helen, and Violet on this issue! I have “real” pearls given to me by my hubby which I will always treasure — both for their beauty and the sentimental value. :D

    As few of us can afford to design with “real” pearls, I feel we are fortunate to have so many wonderful alternatives at our fingertips. Or should I say in our designs? LOL

  40. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    I came back on line this A.M. to see what else was said on this after the storm started here last night.
    Btw. We got some much needed rain, after days of drying winds, and that was a treat!

    I guess there is room for both points of view. Me? I will just continue to enjoy ALL my pearls. LOL

  41. Purple Chick aka Violet
    Purple Chick aka Violet says:

    Good morning Harriet…. Glad to here you survived the storm and received the much needed rain….
    Like you…. I will continue to enjoy all my pearls…
    Us Pearlaholic’s must stick together !!! LOL !!!

  42. Lynn Eileen Chicky LE
    Lynn Eileen Chicky LE says:

    Glad to hear you have survived another round of storms, Harriet! We have rain/thunderstorms here tonight. :(

    I agree with you and Violet — let’s enjoy all our pearls, whatever kind they may be!!! Pearloholics Unite!!! LOL

  43. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Pearlaholics Unite!!! :D

  44. Cotopaxi Chickie Sue
    Cotopaxi Chickie Sue says:

    Coming on here late, but…Pearlaholics Unite!

    I also have a strand of natural pearls passed down from my grandmother. Like Helen, it took me a while to ‘get friendly’ with the fabulous array of colors now available in freshwater pearls, as well as the different shapes. But, I now have 3 boxes of them, and need another box! These pearls make wonderful accents against gemstones, adding a sheen not available in any other type of stone!

    So, I end with ‘my name is Sue…and I am a pearlaholic….’ :D

    ooops, can’t end yet…Harriet, this is a wonderful set! Just love the bronze pearls and the crystal accents! :D

  45. Happy Chick aka Harriet
    Happy Chick aka Harriet says:

    Thank you, Sue. ;)
    I am with you, my sister.

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