(Components list at bottom of page)
by: Dwyn Tomlinson
Dark Matters - deep, dark, and mysterious matters. Matters a lot, actually!
It's exciting to see our wholesalers experiment with new metal finishes to expand our design choices. They still are really coordinated on what to call it, or the exact shade - and we find ourselves now with Gunmetal that looks like hematite, gunmetal that looks black, black that is shiny black, black that is inky black, black that is matte.
And so, your question logically is: "How do I know if these are going to work together?"
So check this necklace out. In order to get the components I wanted, I wound up using elements from a number of different suppliers, and I'm quite pleased with the results. I think that if you are consistent in the use of the element, the slight variations in tone matter far less than they would if you were combining, say, gold-plated, brass, or copper. Although - you know - maybe there is a design in that idea too . . . .
After all - black goes with everything - including, apparently - itself. ;-)
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|Qty: 1||s24141 Findings - Clasps - Lobster - 15 mm Lobster Claw - Matte Black||Price: $ 0.65|
|Qty: 31|| s26415 Findings - Jumprings - 7 mm Round Open Jumpring - Matte Black (10 grams)|
(there is oodles in the bag for this.)
|Price: $ 4.25|
|Qty: 20|| s26476 Findings - Link - 10 mm Corrugated Circle Ring - Gunmetal|
(these go between the big links. You could also use more of these if you wanted to make it longer.)
|Price: $ 0.90|
|Qty: 11|| tc94-3087-13 Findings - Link - 19 mm Hammered Flat Round Ring - Metal Noir|
(this necklace is 18 inches long - you can add more links to make longer.)
|Price: $ 1.41|
|Qty: 5|| s26475 Findings - Link - 8 x 12 mm Twisted Rope - Locking Oval - Gunmetal|
(Use to hang the Helios crystals securely.)
|Price: $ 0.80|
|Qty: 5|| 34760401005001 Swarovski Pendant - 20 mm Helios (6040) - Crystal Silver Night|
(The Indicolite looks really good with the black metal too, btw.)
|Price: $ 5.97|
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