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I love combining vintage and new materials, and the things in this necklace came together so perfectly. I got this heart pendant and matching beads in chartreuse and black from Nikki Thornburg of Thornburg Bead Studio. She even pre-wrapped the pendant. I love something that saves me doing wire work. 

When I bought the set, I had in mind some vintage chartreuse beads I had gotten from the Vintage Bead Vault, which I love. 

I rarely see this specific shape of bead, and I love it. These vintage West German beads are also a favorite color, and the givré element, with the color encased in clear glass, makes them more interesting.

I’m really pleased with how this turned out and how the old and new beads worked together. I have two of the smaller lampwork beads left for another project!