Thursday, March 22, 2012

Bronze Beauties from Nina Designs

I was recently chosen to be a blog partner for Nina Designs.  I have been in love with and used their charms for years, so I was super excited to be picked to work with some of their new designs.
I received  this gorgeous goodie bag of beautiful bronze  beauties!!!  They look and feel like 14kt gold, and are MUCH more beautiful and lush in person.   I received 2 Tiny Key Charm in Bronze:, Tiny Lotus Petal Charm in Bronze:, 2 3 Circle Link in Bronze, a 18" Brass Cable Chain w/ Bronze Finish, 2 Tiny Feather Charm in Bronze,a Coral Branch Pendant in Bronze Hook Earring Findings in Bronze  and 10  Brass Open Jump Rings with Bronze Finish
Because these charms are so lovely on their own, I wanted them to stand out as the stars in the design rather than be components of a design.  Inspired by  Pantone's Fashion Color Report for Spring, I went I went simple and delicate.  It's so different than my usual design aesthetic but I think they turned out fabulous!
And here are my finished creations. 

This bronze coral branch is delicate yet bold at the same time. 

Inspired by Pantone Tangerine Tango, I combined an 8mm bright orange red coral heishi bead, small bead caps and bronze heishi to add just a bit of color and length to this necklace.  The pendant hangs on the bronze chain.  I added one of the jump rings to the end because it was easier for me to close the necklace (big fingers)

For the earrings, I was inspired by the colors Bellflower and Cabaret.  Using small amethyst disc beads and deep pink tourmaline faceted beads,  I wire wrapped the feather charms to the end of the bronze circle links. The links are attached to the bronze ear wires.  They are light and airy with a very carefree  gypsy feeling to them.  

I hope you've enjoyed looking at my summery, Pantone inspired jewelry pieces with Nina Designs components!!! Please check out their blog and see more of their beautiful findings, guest designers and giveaways.  

Also, If you like these bronze pieces as much as I do, I have a coupon for you! Head over to the Nina Designs website and use coupon code: buybronze to get $10 OFF your bronze purchases. Coupon works on all bronze, silver plated bronze, and gold plated bronze styles. HURRY!!!! Sale ends on March 28, 2012.


Heather said...

Barbe.. LOVE. I so want to do a design team.. I LOVE LOVE the Tangerine Tango necklace so much!!!

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

Thanks Heather!!! You should do a team, you'd be an awesome Team Leader!

Kay said...

Beautiful pieces! LOVE the earrings! How do you get to be a blog partner?

Barbe Saint John/ Saints and Sinners® said...

Thank you very much Kay!

I was invited to be a blog partner. Nina Designs contacted me about being a blog partner last fall but I was in the middle of moving and said I couldn't do it until March. I am so thrilled to be asked!