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Nouveau Pendant Series

I have been dreaming about making the Nouveau pendant series since early 2006.  I had explored the drop shape in March 2006, creating several smaller prototypes with abstract designs, but had to leave the concept behind to move forward with other impending projects and deadlines.  This is how long an idea can germinate because if it's not "perfect" it is not ready for you.  I had just finished submitting the first 10 project proposals for my book, Bead Romantique, so romance was still definitely on my mind. One week prior to exhibiting in Tucson 2007, I decided it was time again to bring forth my original drop pendant concept.  The Nouveau pendant series pays tribute to the Art Nouveau age which I love the most.  It embodies the stylized flowers that were popular in the era.  Each drop pendant has six stylized crocus-like flowers seemingly dancing and floating around it's circumference.  The custom blended colors bring the 3-D flowers to life and create additional depth.  Each pendant has a sterling silver bail (sometimes I offer gold-filled too) with a 2.5mm ring.  It takes 3 days to make each pendant, from the custom blended floral canes, to the execution of the pendant and lastly, the finishing of the bail.  The Nouveau pendant can be easily woven into beadwork, strung with ribbon, or incorporated as a pendant with an addition of a jump ring.  The use of two or more complimentary transparent glass colors in the base drop add visual depth and the satin finish provides an internal vintage glow.  On rare occasions, the pendants are left un-etched because the clarity of the Italian glass should be left un-altered to shine on it's own.  These pendants will be periodically available at my shows.  Additional pendant shapes may be added to the series over time. 

The Nouveau pendant is featured in a festoon necklace in my Bead Romantique book, utilizing beadweaving quatrefoils and Vintaj brass findings/chain.

All beads are individually packed, wrapped in tissue paper and shipped bubble-wrapped via US Priority with delivery confirmation.  For additional shipping and ordering details, visit the Ordering page.  When emailing your order, please include the item number(s) and a short description.  An invoice summary will be emailed to you within 24 hours, unless I am out of town.

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Item #: NV
Averages 1" top to bottom with sterling silver or gold-filled bail. 
Mandrel Size: 1/16"  Hole Size: 2.5mm bail
About: Using Italian glass, the pendant starts out with a drop shape, using one or more transparent colors. The addition of a second or even third color in the base, adds visual depth and interest.  Custom blended floral and leaf canes, from 2.5mm to 3mm in diameter, are used like a paintbrush to slowly decorate the surface of the drop, in the flame.  The crocus-like flowers are reminiscent of the stylized floral decorations from the Art Nouveau era which romanticized nature and the female form.  Most pendants are etched to add an internal vintage glow but at times, the colors used, may illuminate better left un-etched.


silver bail

gold-filled bail
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September 20, 2011