Sunday, April 29, 2012
These earrings are so sweet and sparkly. The flower petals are made with labradorite with a special coating that makes them extra reflective. The center of the flower is a bright aqua apatite. I have never seen a stone this bright color before. There are also some nice purple amethyst - all wrapped on sterling silver wire and swaying from secure sterling silver lever backs.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Gorgeous earrings made with 14K gold filled wire and an assortment of gemstones. The gemstones include labradorite with a pretty blue flash, deep aqua apatite, deep purple amethyst and two different sizes of light green peridot. These earrings swing gracefully from french hooks and are about 2 inches long. The flower stems can be re-positioned to your liking (within reason - too much bending will break them). These will dress up any outfit for spring or summer.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
I love these earrings! They are very showy at almost 3 inches long. They have gorgeous lt blue chalcedony faceted rondelles and dazzling rainbow moonstone briolettes with lots of blue flash. They are light as a feather to wear. They hang from handmade french wires. All of the wire is sterling silver.
Sunday, April 08, 2012
I love it when a plan comes together. One that note, this week's project would have been amazing if this was really what I planned! To be fair, I did plan a gemstone flower. I had hoped for a pair of earrings, though. By the time I finally made a gemstone flower that I was satisfied with, I decided a pendant would be just fine for this week. From a technique perspective, I learned a lot from my mistakes. The pendant is very pretty - so I guess everything worked out just fine in the end. It has a green jasper faceted round surrounded by rainbow moonstone briolettes.
Sunday, April 01, 2012
'lonely bead jar' and used them on a light colored cord. I used a shell button with a woven loop as a closure for my bracelet. One thing I figured out right away was that it would be almost impossible to put this bracelet on by myself without something to grab the loop by. I found a small sun charm that I purchased from Tierra Cast to weigh the loop down and give myself something to hold on to when I put on the bracelet. It works, well, like a charm!
The stones in this bracelet are all high grade gemstones and include: aquamarine, amethyst, carnelian, citrine, green garnet, moonstone, pearl, peridot, smoky quartz, black spinel, and tourmaline. This bracelet is fabulous to wear. It is very comfortable and I barely notice it all (which is especially nice when I am typing on the computer or writing).