Sunday, March 26, 2006

Crosses and Metals II

These are handmade fine silver(.999 silver content) crosses and metals. A special stamp was carved out of stone to stamp the top cross with INRI. All three crosses are in shapes I love but weren't able to find so I had to make them. If I can get myself to make molds of them I will be able to make more of these. If not, not. Love the white silver with ruby but can't wait to see them tarnished. I will not use chemicals to oxidize the sterling because I am not hip to the black silver look. It's patina I want here, not matte black metal. More crosses and metals to come.

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Crosses and Metals

I've always loved religious paraphernalias of all kinds. I have been wanting to do a line of rosary-esq jewelry for a while but was not able to find the kind of crosses and metals I wanted until now. Now I have old fashioned orthodox crosses, cheesy but serious looking blue enameled metals, marcasite sterling enameled metals, and beautiful 4 way crosses. Only a few from the collection are available online now.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

New Spring Collection is Here

We are excited to announce some changes at Anne Maa Designs starting with this Spring Collection. It’s long been desired that there be a bit more design freedom with each collection as we grow and mature. With this new collection you will find design elements more exclusive and unique then before. Materials are used in abundance according to the need of the designs, more handmade parts and higher karat gold is used. All in all, lots of fun was had designing this collection, as we are one step closer to where we want to be.

This Watermelon Tourmaline 18k gold necklace, for example, is what we crave. The dry, matte look of the 18k gold chain is not on the reddish 18k side but a bit one the green side. It alone is worth possessing. The large slice of tourmaline is wrapped in delicately thin 18k gold wire. The look of the necklace is understated sophistication and quality. People who know, know.

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Monday, March 06, 2006

Watermelon 18K Earrings

I've been knee deep in the Spring Collection. Takes so long because I just have to "do one more" before stopping. Within the main collection there are four sub-collections. These watermelon tourmaline chunky chip earrings belong in the 18k group. These are my favorite earrings for now. Very Organic.