TierraCast offers fabulous collections of pewter components that are sure to inspire your jewelry-making. A recent favorite is the Dulce Vida collection, filled with inspirations from flowers and love. This is a collection that provides an artisan style with rich texture. This month, TierraCast has released an extension of this collection – Vida Mas Dulce! These delightful new additions are inspired by the essence of nature, love, and beauty. They are sure to breathe freshness into your beloved jewelry designs.
These exciting new additions to the collection include a crimpable end cap that works well with leather, a two-hole button perfect for using as a closure or embellishment, a crescent link that will make a wonderful focal in your jewelry designs, and a charming puffed bead that makes a lovely accent anywhere. These pieces fit in perfectly with the existing Dulce Vida line.
You can learn all about the original Dulce Vida collection with our Artbeads Cafe video featuring Tracy Gonzales.
TierraCast’s Designers came up with some beautiful jewelry pieces to get you inspired to use the new items in your projects. Take a look at some of the ways you can use these Vida Mas Dulce components to create something fabulous.
This necklace showcases the beauty of the new crescent link in a fun bib-like design. The crescent is paired with TierraCast Jardin triangle charms and a teardrop for a dangling display. The new end caps are used to add leather into the look. This is a wonderful bohemian look that would work well for a beach ensemble or a fun summer office look.
Flora Necklace Components List:
Antique Pewter Jardin Crimp End Cap (Qty 4)
Antique Pewter Flora Crescent Link (Qty 3)
Antique Pewter Jardin Triangle Charm (Qty 4)
Antique Pewter Small Flora Teardrop Charm (Qty 1)
Antique Silver Leaf Clasp Set (Qty 1)
Small Open Round Jump Ring (Qty 13)
Silver-Plated Brass Small Oval Open Jump Ring (Qty 3)
925/10 Silver-Filled 2-Inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Qty 3)
Antique Silver-Plated Brass Curb Chain (Qty 1)
Dakota Stones African Turquoise Jasper Beads (Qty 1)
2mm Round Leather Cord (Qty 4)
Tracy taught our team a variation of this look at the Tucson Gem & Mineral Show:
The Indulgence bracelet showcases the fun shape and texture of the new button in the Vida Mas Dulce collection. Cord is woven through both holes of each button for a continuous design with fun pops of color. This is a quick project that you can make with your friends or kids for a fun day spent together.
Jardin Amor Earrings
These earrings showcase the beauty of the new puffed beads in the Vida Mas Dulce collection perfectly. They are easily paired with fun drops and TierraCast bead caps for a quick and luxurious look. Wear these beautiful earrings with any ensemble. You can use any kind of bead for the dangle. Try Czech glass or gemstones.
Jardin Amor Earrings Components List:
Brass Oxide Pewter Jardin Puffed Bead (Qty 2)
Brass Oxide Pewter Lily Bead Cap (Qty 2)
Brass 2-Inch 21 Gauge Head Pin (Qty 2)
2-Inch Antique Brass-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin (Qty 2)
Brass Niobium 20 Gauge Regular Loop Earwire (Pair) (Qty 1)
We recently caught up with Katie Hill, TierraCast’s product designer, in Tucson and she chatted with Cynthia about this new collection and last month’s stellar Intermix collection. Watch the video of their chat here:
We hope you enjoy mixing the pieces from this collection with other Dulce Vida items or coming up with new ways to use them in your jewelry designs. Share your favorites in the comments below and if you use them, make sure to share pictures on our Facebook page.