Reported by Donna Lannerd
At CHA I roam the aisles of crafts outside paper and scrapbooking (although I eventually get there being multi-crafted of sorts) looking for interesting crafts that usually require some kind of needle and thread. One of the things that caught my eye was products intended for beading and jewelry. There were several lines of pendants. The cool thing about being multi-crafted is you can usually think of many ways to incorporate interesting items into different mediums. I can see the items below not only on the end of a string or chain but as charms on scrapbook pages and cards or sewn onto altered clothing.
The majority of the pendants shown are from Blue Moon Beads and all of these are new not arriving in stores until the fall. The first set of pictures is a new line from Blue Moon called Manor House. They have a vintage almost Victorian look. One of the pendants is a snake. This was a recurring theme in their jewelry lines.
The next line from Blue Moon is Enchanted Planet. These have warm natural colors and various animal themes. There is another snake and I love that set with the owl. Owls were another recurring theme for their lines.
This photo shows their Lost and Found line which is not as vintage as the Manor House but seemed more like large charms that could easily be attached to a paper or fiber project. There’s another owl and a little Bambi-like fawn.
Another company that is introducing a line of pendants is Plaid. Their line is called fresh TM. They use graphic images of chandeliers, plants and words to complete this look. They are not even up on their website yet but will be in stores this fall