Sunday, April 10, 2011

Bling Bling Bling!

Ta da!
Here is my latest beAd Infinitum Design Team contribution!!
I purchased these rivolis at B&B last year and they have taunted me, dancing around in a variety of design ideas ever since.
A couple of weeks ago, I had one of those "ah ha!" moments.  Also referred to as an epiphany.
The Infinity Prism pattern loomed before my eyes...remember my ribbon piece back in January?
I realised I had another way to use the prism and incorporate my rivoli stash! Yippee!!

Prismatic Infinity
This piece has three sizes of 8 sided rivolis that have flat tables. You can look into them and see an infinite prism reflected on the internal faces.
The pattern calls for drop beads at the corners, I used 1.8mm cube beads instead.  All of the beads are the same color ~ Silver Rain.  Yummy, but really tough to look at for long periods of time!
Detail of Prismatic Infinity Necklace
I used 4mm Chinese crystal rondelles in between the elements. 
The clasp is another Infinity Prism with an embellished Herringbone loop.

The Infinity Prism technique for bezeling is very satisfying and time efficient.  It is very versatile and easy to adjust to various rivoli sizes.  Although I haven't experimented yet, I believe it would be very adaptable to a variety of cabochon or rivoli shapes.  Hmmmm...I feel another project coming on!!

Please post a comment and let me know what you think!


  1. WOW! That had to have taken ages to do. I'm so impressed by its beauty!