Wednesday, January 30, 2008
This pendant is a faceted 32mm teardrop shade Mookite Jasper stone wrapped in gold-filled wire. The rich deep red of the stone and the bright gold have such a warm glow. The multiple loops make a beautiful and open bail while also allowing a delicate chain or a larger chain for hanging the pendant. The overall length is 2" and barely under 1 1/4" at the widest along the bottom.
Thursday, January 03, 2008
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Two large turquoise nuggets and a sterling silver fish draw you in. The strands from the fishtail seem to lend the thought of bubbles flowing off it's tail as it swims along (my sisters idea, thanks sis). Cool blues meet warm brown in the clay beads followed by rich golden browns to deep chocolate hidden within the bronzite coins. Join them all on a knotted brown silk cord to softly bring them all together. The top of the stream shimmers as a sterling silver parallel weave chain and a custom made sterling clasp.
This necklace was so interesting to make. It was the first time I had gotten to work chain maille into a piece that I have done. The chain and clasp were made completely from wire, and I am so proud of that. The light colors of the turquoise and silver balance so well with the warmth of the bronzite and silk cord giving it a warm and calming appeal.
Monday, October 08, 2007
This necklace is my first real chain maille work that is all chain maille. Everything in the construction of this necklace is sterling silver. The weave has a lacy floral style that I worked to mimic and keep in the initials by using the swirls and curls while avoiding many straight lines. The letters are 7/8" x 7/8".
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Thursday, March 08, 2007
My sister and her love of these shades of green inspired this necklace. The necklace is made with Russian jade and picture jasper stone beads and a Russian jade pendant wrapped in sterling silver wire. The dark green working through the stones like a web make me think of the hidden trails I've always loved to wander down. It's so reminiscent of cool moss covered rocks under your feet and the sun barely peaking through the thick treetops.