Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Whimsy Wednesday!

This has been an usual week so far and lo! it is Wednesday!
In light of that, I have something unusual to Sprite Creations to show you!

I've just finished a wedding necklace!
No, no, I'm not opposed to weddings or celebrations of most kinds; it is only that I haven't received many requests or inspirations for wedding necklaces or ensembles.
However, I'm really pleased with this one!

Starting with the Swarovski crystal Wild Heart, which I wire-wrapped in an uncommon, organic fashion, I suspended a key charm and a cultured fresh-water pearl from the embracing sterling silver heart chain and finished with a sweet Swarovski crystal bead dangle and a sterling heart clasp.
While this is all very pretty, where is the whimsy, you might ask?

Let's begin with the Wild Heart pendant, with it's unusual setting, depending from the dainty heart chain that encircles the heart clasp!
Also, I used the inspiration from the old wedding saying, "Something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue" to really create something different and more worthy of a Sprite Creation.

The something old is the pearl... pearls are created by an irritant in the shell of a clam. The clam then coats that piece of sand or what-not with a mucous over and over and over until it is smooth and beautiful...and what we know as a pearl. As you might imagine, this can take some time. Pearls have been a traditional sign of luxury over the centuries and are fitting for those who have turned their lives around from undesirable circumstances to a better situation.

The something new is, of course, the necklace creation itself!

The something borrowed is represented by the key. Having a key is having the power to unlock something with (or without!) someone's consent. In this creation, the key could be the key to the ladies' heart, which she is letting (in this case) the gentleman borrow!

The something blue is the vintage blue Swarovski crystal bicone that drapes down just near the clasp.

Here is a close-up of all those lovelies that were just mentioned!

My favorite part, though, has to be the Swarovski Wild Heart!
I love the idea of someone entering their marriage with a Wild Heart, rather than the often-expected behavior of "settling down". Why can't marriage be an union of wild hearts creating unbridled life together?

And with that, I bid you adieu until Friday!

P.S. Check out the Let's (Not) Fool Around Psychic Gallery Event at The Healing Loft!
I'm so pleased and excited to be a part of this event!


  1. The Crystal Heart is just so lovely. I didnt think it looked that nice :)
    Your necklace is splendid, and adding the symbolism definitely makes it unique to the wearer!

  2. Hello HeadpinWear!
    I KNOW!! Isn't that Wild Heart just awesome!! *grin*
    This does have the AB coating on the back, rather than just the fabulous faceting that Swarovski does with such precision... I think AB adds a good bit of depth and shine most of the time.
    Thank you so much for the compliments! They are much appreciated!