I have created yet another piece of jewelry with my lustrous labradorite stones. I was playing around with some 16 gauge sterling wire, and came up with these asymmetrical components. I slightly hammered them, attached the labradorite and added a pair of handmade earwires...voila!
April 28, 2013
February 26, 2013
January 09, 2013
Years ago, I made a bracelet with two shades of golden Swarovski Crystals. I strung it on fishing line, as I did not have any other stringing material on hand. It is a lovely bracelet, that seems to have gone missing recently! I've decided to make a few of these, and list them in my Etsy shop. This bracelet listed here is made with 6-10mm Swarovski vintage gold pearls, as well as golden Swarovski crystals. Two strings of jewelry wire pass through the larger beads. I have recently made two of these bracelets, with a third one having a variation to the pattern.
December 02, 2012
August 31, 2012
Yes, I am still alive and kicking in the beautiful Pacific Northwest! And yes, it's been a long time since my last post. But I am back now, and I have a lovely pair of earrings to share. I made these blossom earrings after I received a request for a similar pair, the other pair consisting of tiny peacock pearls. The gold Swarovski pearls pair nicely with the sterling silver wire for a two-tone combination.
January 04, 2012
I have a couple strands of swirl briolettes that I purchased from the Gem Faire awhile ago. They are beautifully faceted and unique, and I decided to pair them with tiny labradorite rondelles. The rondelles are attached to tiny, sterling silver ball headpins that were made using a butane torch. I believe the smoky quartz and labradorite go well together; I hope you agree!