Sunday, March 6, 2011

Winter Inspiration

The beaches off the Oregon coast are serene in winter. Often one will find them sparsely populated with still many a mild day to enjoy the sandy beaches in the comfort of quiet.

I love the soft, muted colors that winter brings the Oregon coast. Soft pinks, muted hues.

I created a soft, whimsical, ocean inspired necklace and earrings set for the winter inspiration design challenge by ArtBeads.

I choose small, soft pink, button freshwater pearls to anchor the design. I used glowing crystal copper Swarovski roundelle crystals with antiqued fluted copper beads to add intrigue and finished with a large copper pendant in a sand dollar shape.

I created a pair of matching dangle earrings with the Swarovski crystals in a larger size and am pleased with the look.

I've never worked with button pearls before and I must say, I am delighted with them. Their soft pink color is very consistent.

The deary, wet days of winter are coming to a close but in the meantime, creating jewelry always brightens my day.

Cheers, Jenni

Disclosure: I am a Blogging for Beaders partner with The above noted items were provided to me free of charge, to be used for design purposes, or for my honest review. I have not been paid for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received.


  1. Hi Jenni, your necklace is beautiful and it does conjure up images of walking along the beach.

    One of my Sons is there right now as a counsellor for outdoor school :)

    Thanks for the B.Day wishes that was really sweet :)

    I Did get to enjoy the sunshine over the weekend with a walk with my other son who is home for Spring break, YAY!

    Hope all is well, take care, good to hear from you, regards T :)