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Art & Artists - Me & My Friends - Jann Alexander-McCullough

Friday, March 13, 2009

Art & Artists - Me & my Friends #10

Today I would like to talk to you about Victorian jewelry.

This piece is one of the new styles, at least for me. I love the romantic softness of filigree. Also, the choices of dangles and the number of them. Then the many different color combinations of stones for each piece.

There seems to be so much more that you can do creatively with this type of jewelry. At first you just
look at all the many parts and pieces and wonder
what the heck do I do with this junk, but pretty soon the smoke clears and your brain starts getting the
juices flowing. Picture 2 is another example of just how beautiful and romantic this style of jewelry can
be. Look how many pieces is in this item.

Another example of what you can do with this style. I made the cabochons myself. The rest are crystals 4mm
bead dangles.

The next item I will show you is in three pictures
because I wanted to get really close to it so you could
see what I was included in this one. This one on the
right is a fire opal CZ and in the center of the bottom part is a Swarovski button.

I hope I have gotten some of you all excited about Victorian jewelry. I know that I have learned to love it myself. All the pieces you see here are available at my Etsy shop at


Tina Cowan said...

So beautiful, all good looking specially the one on top with dragonfly. Nice blings, I love it.

Studio618 said...

They are all very elaborate pieces. Very nice.

Anonymous said...

Great designs and examples Jann. My business partner and friends simply LOVES vintage designs, whether true vintage or vintage look! These are great...things I would not have thought of combining. Teri

A Beaded Affair said...

The color combinations and vintage look are great together. I just love following your progress and your thoughts. I'll be back for more.