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Pretty Palettes :: December Reveal :: Vintage Bubbly

Pretty Palettes :: December Reveal :: Vintage Bubbly

Erin Prais-Hintz
erin 1 year ago

“Old Champagnes are one of the very few wines to which the word ‘nectar’ can justly be applied.”

Egyptian Cuff by Barb Switzer

Egyptian Cuff by Barb Switzer

A tribute to champagne, you say? Oh yeah, I’m in, baby. I LOVE champagne. Everything about it—the sound of a popping cork, the bubbles, the crystal flutes, the romance of clinking glasses. Oh, and the taste. Mmm-hmmm.

This champagne-y multi-strand necklace has lots of bubbly-looking crystals and mixed metal beads, but to really take it to the next level, I added some hematite— the black, shiny representation of caviar.


In the interest of full disclosure, I’ve only tasted caviar a couple of times, and never the GOOD stuff, since it costs, like, $879.00 per bite. And that’s not even a BIG bite. That’s per micro-bite. Like, imagine an amoeba-sized bite, and that’s $879.00. I mean, that’s pretty hard to justify unless you’re on the Kardashian’s party list.

Hematite beads, on the other hand, are totally affordable, although I would avoid serving them on crackers or anything,* as they are traditionally used for decorative purposes only. Cheers!

*Insert legal disclaimer here about not being responsible for damages caused by ingesting hematite beads, blah blah.


If you created something for the challenge, we would love to see it!

Erin Prais-Hintz

About Erin Prais-Hintz

Erin is a color addict who designs one of a kind wearable works of art for her company Tesori Trovati Jewelry. No bead goes unloved in her studio. She loves to mix patterns and textures, colors and metals, simple beads with stunning art beads for looks that have wit, whimsy and tell your story. Follow her creative journey on her blog: http://treasures-found.blogspot.com or find her hand made treasures at www.tesoritrovati.com.



  1. Corie Dunstan December 29, 2016

    These pieces of jewelry are all so beautiful! I love the mixed metals and color choices. They are all absolutely gorgeous works of art! I always look forward to seeing what all you ladies make. Keep up the awesome work! Happy New Year!