Continuing bringing some of the latest oldest news from my world here is another great moment from 2011.
Last year I worked for the first time with Garlan Chain Company, that's a American chain manufacturer based right on the border of Massachusetts and Rhode Island, The company has been in the business for years and has an incredible line of chain styles made in brass, stainless and aluminum and they provide many options of plating.
Garlan used few of my pieces on an advertise posted on Bead Design Studio magazine and on the Tucson Mineral Show Guide(Jan/Feb 2012).
I was really impressed with the styling and the quality of the photo and it was flattering see my work connected with one of the top American chain manufacturer.
I have been pointed rose-gold as the strongest new color when it comes to metal components, and among with gunmetal or "black rhodium" arrived in the jewelry making market to stay.
On the necklace: rose-gold plated chain and tassels, an assortment of crystal pendants and beads from the Swarovski Elements collection and chocolate baroque fresh water pearls. Bracelet with brick style chain and tassels, Swarovski Elements crystal copper mini-xilion pendants and slide bar clasp from John Bead. Earrings with soe gold tassel and Murano glass tear drop bead. All Copyrigh t© 2011 by Fernando Dasilva.
Center piece on the necklace above was created using Apoxie 2 part epoxy sculpt filled onto the copper bezel (both products by Metal Complex™ via John Bead Corp.), Swarovski Elements chatons and 3 different styles of sections of chains made by Garlan Chain® Company. Tassels and main chain are also by Garlan off site by a metal link component by Tierra Cast® - atouch of gold to break the monocromatic sequence of the rope.
Designs by Fernando Dasilva for Garlan Chain
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