Ornate brass filigree bead caps, slender tube beads, spikey spacers, and brass pineapple beads of natural brass add an earthy elegance and sophistication to this misty turquoisey bracelet. These lampwork beads were made from copper green moretti glass, which when melted, turns this lovely shade of blue-green. After individually shaping the beads, I rolled them in crushed raku, then returned them to the flame, which has given the effect that these beads were lightly dusted. Pineapple beads are tucked inside the beadcaps for an unusual offset for the bracelet's center.
♥Flying Butterflies and Dragonflies♥
From Katofmanycolors is this beautiful and feminine necklace with added charm! The butterflies are wings up and ready for flight! You can peek through the aqua blue glass jewel and see the filigree layer below!
From Catnip Studio, The Weight of Water, earrings of vintage 1950's faceted glass with brass swallows carrying freshwater pearls; Swingset, necklace of carved agate dangling a triple set of Czech windowpane glass beads and Swarovski crystal pearls; and Plume, antique Haviland France Limoges broken china in the Lafayette pattern, accented with Swarovski crystals and vintage molded acrylic rose beads.
Another simple color challenge for this month. Pair your favorite findings with anything aqua! Silk, ceramics, lampwork glass or enamels, whatever your fancy. Post your Aqua creations by July 4th. Can’t wait to see everyone’s jewelry being that this one of Vintaj’s favorite colors to design with!
"Looking for something that's unique and makes a statement?"...
Check out our newest member's Etsy shop. Ameera's designs are loaded with bold colors and sophisticated symmetry. We are happy to have her be a part of the Filigree Team and look forward to seeing more of her lovely work.
The team Pink challenge is complete and we have some beautiful pieces to show.
In order starting with the top left are the names of the designers and their jewelry:
Ingemnuity: Pink Perfection
Katofmanycolors: Coming Home
CatnipStudio: Blush Series
Larson Design Studio: Feeling Pink Series
NancMac: Mucha Pink
OsageGypsy: Peaches and Dreams
Dryan327: Pink Antique Glass Flower Earrings
Thanks to everyone who posted their designs!