June 20, 2013

In Love with Labradorite

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

Moss Aquamarine and Smoky Quartz Cluster Earrings

I churned this pair of earrings out fairly quickly, after I realized how lovely the moss aquamarine and smoky quartz looked together!

February 26, 2013

Two Toned Earrings

I have been experimenting with gold fill and sterling silver recently. Here is my latest creation, with the addition of aquamarine briolettes.

January 09, 2013

Golden Fever!

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

A Lovely Stone Bracelet

I finally found myself in the mood to make a new bracelet! For this bracelet, I decided to use some sterling silver link chain that I have had laying around. I used two shapes of briolettes, round pearls, rondelles and ovals; as a result, this bracelet has lots of texture.

August 31, 2012

I'm Back With a New Pair of Earrings!

Gold Pearl Swarovski
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

Lab and Smoky Quartz Clusters of Joy!

Labradorite and Smoky Quartz EarringsI 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!