Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Stud Earrings

Yay - my first pair of stud earrings! I quite like to wear stud earrings myself, especially for everyday (and with long hair much safer of course!). These are nice and lightweight too.

Sawn by hand from sterling silver sheet, then I added some light amethyst Swarovski crystal cabs for a delicate colour and some sparkle. I'm quite pleased with these!

This pendant is similar to one I made before in copper - here it is in sterling silver, with a beautiful Swarovsi crystal cabochon surrounded by a serrated bezel.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Mermaid's Tears

Quick little pair of earrings here - these gorgeous turquoise-blue apatite briolettes caught my eye, maybe a bit too early for such a summery colour but I kept coming back to them when deciding which stones to use!

I love the wrapped jump rings at the top, they are just over a centimetre in diameter and remind me of little daisies. I've added a freshwater pearl in between, along with tiny freshwater seed pearls at the bottom of the coiled tear drop frames. I'm really enjoying wrapping again! :)

Friday, January 22, 2010

Indigo Dawn

A cluster necklace with a difference - I've coiled some sterling wire round a pretty petal-shaped soldered frame, and added the most gorgeous green amethyst, or prasiolite, briolette in a delicate blue-green.

The clustered beads include faceted aquamarine and iolite rondelles, with Swarovski bicones in montana blue - this is one of my favourite crystal colours at the moment, I have lots of colour schemes with them in mind!

Sunshine Award

I had a lovely surprise yesterday from Vicki White who has passed on a Sunshine Award to me! The Sunshine Award is awarded to bloggers whose positivity and creativity inspires others in the blog world - I feel very honoured! :)

The rules for accepting the Sunshine award

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Verdigris Earrings

Some more wire earrings - this time fan-shaped, I must be drawn to this shape for some reason as I seem to do so many pieces along this theme :)

A little touch of mixed metals again here, with sterling silver and tiny gold-filled barrel beads. The briolettes at the bottom are a lovely golden beer quartz with a very pretty sparkle, and I've picked out some little polished tourmaline beads in mossy and blue-green shades.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Winter Skies

Well the snow has finally disappeared from our part of the UK, and the temperatures are definitely milder! It made for a very pretty and festive Christmas and New Year though - I hope everyone had a good break! :)

My first job after the holidays was to give the workroom a bit of a spring clean after all the frenzied productivity coming up to Christmas. I often start projects and then lose interest or get distracted by something else - I found these long teardrop frames in one of my storage boxes and decided to finally finish them!

I've coiled round the frames and added a swirl of fine silver and some tiny sterling beads. We had a little hint of sunshine this morning with the palest blue sky, which inspired the soft colour combination. I've used scapolite beads in a diamond shape which have a beautiful cut and subtle pale gold colour with lots of sparkle, tiny mystic blue briolettes and black diamond Swarovski crystals.

These should be up in my Etsy shop soon!


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