First up are the these peacock inspired earrings. I used the Three Teardrop Links in this pair of earrings. I wanted to create a unifying element with the hammered metal pieces in a gunmetal black finish. The bronze with the black metal create a sexy contrast that I'm digging! I tapered the texture to mimic the design of the teardrops and combined them with my disk beads in a peacock feather pattern. I used the bronze ear wires from Nina Designs, they are handmade in Bali. Love, love, love them!
Infinity Link from Nina Designs as the a touch of shimmer to the necklace.
toggle clasp in a leaf design is tied together with tiny faceted brass nugget beads. Again I can't get over the fine quality of the findings, there are no seems on the design and the detail is just lovely!
sheer silk ribbon! The texture is soft and delicate. I mixed gunmetal, brass and elements of the raw brass finish to create this pendant.
Now as if I wasn't impressed enough with Nina Designs I would be remiss if I didn't mention what a good karma kind of company they are too! From fair trade practices with Bali and Thialand, to green efforts like planting trees, to mircoloans and philanthropy - this is a company that you can support knowing they are working hard to create beautiful products with earthy-friendly and people-friendly business practices. I like that!
The other thing about Nina Designs that has my beady fingers twitching? All their sweet nature inspired designs - how Humblebead-y perfect are the leaves, branches, birds and sea-inspired charms and pendants from Nina's? I can hardly stand it and plan to use some of them in my summer line of jewelry.
Head on over to Nina's and when you place an order, tell them that Heather Powers' sent you. That will get you $5.00 off your first order if you are a new customer!
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