Sunday, March 21, 2010

Paris pendants and a new idea

Well, so much for my weekend of gardening. The weather has been a bit pesky and I have felt cosy and productive inside. I have been trying to get these pendants finished for weeks now and yesterday I made quite a bit of progress. Just the chains to polish and attach to the pendants.
For those who haven't seen them in a previous post, they're made fom vintage optometrist test lenses, images from vintage Pairisan postcards and steel chain.

The Lace pendant below is one I made quite a while ago but am thinking of making a batch. I cannot decide whether to use the chain necklace or attach a satin or velvet ribbon....
Below is the velvet ribbon version...
...and this is the satin ribbon version...
What to you think? I'd love your opinions!

20 comments:

  1. My vote is for velvet ribbon, more in keeping with the vintage of the lace. Tho the chain one is nice too but i have a worry about it hanging properly. Sometimes those long links can twist on themselves. I must say tho, the lace looks delightful inside the optometrist test lenses. cheers, Kt.

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  2. You are so talented Sarah - these are really unique and creative. Love the pendant with the velvet ribbon.

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  3. I like the velvet ribbon first, then I like the satin ribbon. The pendants are gorgeous! Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog! xx

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  4. Sarah - your jewellery is gorgeous! What an absolutely fabulous use of old things - beautiful and original! Leigh

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  5. I vote for the velvet ribbon in this case though I really like the chain you use, your jewelery is very pretty.

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  6. These necklaces are gorgeous. I prefer them with either of the ribbons as it makes them look more vintage!
    By the way, I don't know if I've mentioned this before but I think your dog is gorgeous - what breed is she?
    ~Sam

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  7. Oh, I LOVE these! My father is an optometrist and I think he has some old test lenses in a storage room.

    I left you an award over at my blog. Have a great day!

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  8. Very delicate and pretty, Sarah! Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  9. Oh my, so pretty! Such charm , they are all gorgeous! xo

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  10. They are really delicate and vintage looking and I like them!

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  11. They look so great Sarah, you did have a really productive weekend! I think I love the pendants with the black velvet best, so smart!

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  12. I'm going to be the awkward one and say I prefer them with the chain! I think lace is so pretty on its own that the chain 'toughs' it up a bit...

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  13. first time at your blog and greeted with these beautiful pieces of jewellery...wow! I love the Eiffel Tower ones especially. What a talent!

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  14. I love the velvet ribbon Sarah....and the fact that you're using these lovely optometrists lenses...do you sell them on Etsy?

    Its been great reading through your blog, I'm sorry I haven't visited for a while ;-)
    xxxxx Tara

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  15. I love the velvet. They are just gorgeous Sarah!
    I have left you a blog award on my blog this morning. No pressure to take part but just to say I love your blog.
    Jxx

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  16. Hey...I have given you a blog award today, don't feel as if you have to play along, I have passed this award onto you because I enjoy your blog.

    Enjoy your week.

    Louise

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  17. these are fantastic! love the french postcard pieces. are they for sale...?

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  18. NEW FOLLOWER... CAME OVER FROM MY SISTER DUSTYLU... LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OFF I GO!

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