Thursday, January 26, 2006

Palazzo Ducale Set

One of the hot new colors pantone predicted for spring is a pretty, light pink color called, "Cameo Pink." See the Spring 2006 Trend Report for details (via DCL Newsletter - click here to sign up). Anywho....I made this necklace with that color in mind.

This necklace uses pink peruvian opal, 3 unique bali silver beads, jet Swarovski crystal bicones, and a large, faceted pink calcite nugget. This is a very interesting piece with the contrasting shapes - the squareness of the rectangular pink peruvian opal stones against the rounded bali silver beads. The various natural pink hues of the pink peruvian opal give the necklace an unusual color scheme. I've never really seen a necklace with this combination of colors and shapes - it's one of a kind!

The natural inclusions and undulating colors of the pink peruvian opal reminded me of some sort of ancient European castle....and what d'ya know? There just happens to be a building called the "Palazzo Ducale" in Venice, which is famous for its large pinks walls made of Veronese marble. Click here to see pictures.

Here are the matching earrings:

The basic design of these earrings is one of my most popular. Again, the contrast of this design is interesting with the light color of the pink peruvian opal against the black color of the Swarovski crystal bicones.

Worn together, this set looks great with light, cream colored pants and a light pink sweater/top or jeans and a black top.

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