painted pewter necklace navy blue green pink gunmetal chain tassel
I must be crazy for spending so much time painting old pewter beads, but the results are gorgeous!
Metallic navy blue outlines the frame of this Asian-inspired pendant necklace. I hand-painted two coats of navy blue around the sides of the bead, two coats in front, and two coats in back. Each of these six coats had to dry before adding the next one. I then painted the leaves in bright spring green, two coats front and back, and the flowers in hot pink fuchsia with a touch of orange. I covered the whole pewter bead with two coats of sealer for protection. That's 18 separate coats of color and 6 applications of lacquer. Every color, front, back, and sides have to be done separately.
Front and back of the 1-5/8" x 1-1/16" (40x26mm) pewter bead are identical, mostly flat with a raised design. Sides are 3mm thick with a rounded edge.
Clear faceted cobalt glass beads accent above and below the pewter. 2-1/2" (65mm) gunmetal chain swings in a fringe tassel at the bottom.
The entire center focal is 4-3/8" (11cm) long, and dangles from a 25" (62cm) surgical stainless steel curb chain. The chain can be made a few inches longer or shorter if you prefer.
The default color for this listing is navy blue with pink and orange flowers and green leaves. I have twenty different color paints, and will be happy to work with you if you'd like a custom color combination.
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Beautiful and quick delivery.
The earrings are even prettier in person than on the web. I've gotten lots of compliments about them.