Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Necklace Featured in Perles et Cetera Spring Issue

Shiny, Glittering Chain Necklace by Carmi Cimicata For Dazzle-it and John Bead Corp.  
The current issue of Perles et Cetera features a necklace that will be perfect for spring/summer 2014.   The article is in French, so this is the English translation.

The trend I have focused on is one that Women’s Wear Daily called “The Shining.”  The shiny trend can be seen in fashion with the addition of many shimmery, glittery, light catching and metallic accents.  Many piece are reflective.  This shiny trend adds a bit of brightness to clothing, shoes and accessories.   Seeing something shiny and gleaming is what we need when we are in the midst of a long dark winter.
With SHINY in mind I was very attracted to a new type of cut chain from Dazzle-it called Neo Chain.  The chain is available in vivid and eye-catching colours and is a wonderful addition to jewelry design projects. Dazzle-it Neo Chain glitters because the cut in the chain exposes the brass beneath.  It sparkles without even trying!  
John Bead also sells a grouping of specialty-beaded chain.  These chains are often used by rosary makers and are available in virtually every colour in the rainbow.  I selected beaded chain to match my Neo chain.  Together I was able to create my choker length necklace.
The cut in the Neo chain is what gives it the glittery appearance. 
Working on a design bead board made it really simple for me to cut all the chain I would need at the right length.  Neo chain cuts very quickly with a side cutter.  The beaded chain does not require cutting.  I used a round nose plier to open and close loops for each section needed.  Once you choose your colours it takes no time at all to make this necklace!
I laid my cut pieces side by side to see how they would look once it was all connected.  I loved all the glitter from the Neo Chain. 
Neo Chain also has matching components.  Pink, purple and turquoise jump rings finished my ends beautifully.  
My last step was to simple join the three colour strands with an extra jump rings and add my matching lobster clasp.
This is truly and quick and easy project!
This shiny necklace will be perfect this spring.  Making earrings and  bracelet to match will take no time at all!  For more Neo Chain ideas you can click on this link.

2 comments :

Anonymous said...

This rocks. Magnus would like a shiny canine version for Spring.
So much effort goes into these pieces. Congratulations on another feature performance.

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

It's beuatiful, Carmi!

Congratulation on having it published.