Friday, September 22, 2006

24K Gold Dipped Earrings

If I only had the time I'd love to do update the website with another collection. I may have to do that sometime. Things are fast selling out. I know it'd be easier if I just keep selling the same styles but I don't enjoy making too many of the same items, not to mention my favorite part of the business is the design part. If I win the lottery the first thing I'd do is have all things handled by very qualified people so I can sit in my studio ALL DAY designing. OF course I'd kissed the kids good night myself.

These make me happy every time I see them so I want to share them.

24k Dipped pine cones and turquoise.

Prehnite and apatite with 24k dipped oak leaves.

Ruby and 24k dipped kale leaves.

Hand faceted Aquamarine with olive leaves.

Monday, September 11, 2006

Caveman Jewelry?

Most of the time the pieces of my collection I personally love do not look like much on the website. Some other designs are always more photogenic or more showy. What I like are the more artistic and interesting concepts, the unique applications or the not often seen cuts of stones.

The style that fits the above mentioned in this new mini collection is this bronze rutilated quartz necklace and earring set. For some reason transparent gems with embedded stuff is just fascinating to me. It's like looking at marbles with different swirls of colors in them. That's just the stone part. The technique of this wrapping is difficult to say the least. A thin wire is looped through the same hole twice to achieve the look I wanted. It took forever due to the size of the hole and the wire not fitting through the 2nd time. I didn't want to go thinner on the wire due to durability issues. The stone 'wheel' is able to turn or spin, at least most of them. This technique seems like how a caveman would make jewelry if you think about it. I love the delicate, caveman and old fashioned(the filigree balls) look. This was actually made a while ago but I didn't feel the need to make them public.

Friday, September 01, 2006

Waterfall Necklaces

Aside from the Golden Nature collection, there are 2 dramatic necklaces that are great for that V or plunging neckline dress that are worth mentioning. They both are bold but delicate and flow elegantly from the neck.
Ruby and delicate 14k gold filled chains.

Aqua quartz wrapped in sterling wire with a cascade of sterling chains.