Now here are some stunning & inspirational jewels sent in for my contest by talented artist Sheila Correia! I am thrilled how she incorporates her soldering techniques to the top of the prisms, adding bits of found jewelry and turning them into a pendant holder all-in-one!
She sent me a photo of one of her necklaces, but after swinging over to her blog, I see she made a second piece that I just have to share as well... aren't they lovely?
"I'm calling my creation "Pink Passion". I wanted to capture the essence of vintage beauty, both in the overall feel of the piece with the materials used and featured image. She certainly accomplishes this for me! When worn, the pendant is very reminiscent of an old world piece and whispers of a time when beauty was excessive, elegant and elaborate (which I absolutely adore). Most of my custom jewelry is soldered, so I applied the soldering technique to this piece. I soldered the back and around the front of the pendant in order to attach a jump ring for my chain. To give it more of that vintage look, I incorporated some brass filigree and swarovski crystals for some added "bling", which I use in almost every piece of jewelry I create."
and here's a shot of the second necklace I lifted from her blog :)
There is still lots of time to enter the contest... just go here and check it out!