Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Turquoise nuggets and red brass wire

I was playing in my "stash" today and pulled out some of the turquoise nuggets I got from Turquoise Magpie - they are a very beautiful shade of blue with some wonderful browns and greens all through them. I wrapped the turquoise with some 20 gauge red brass wire and connected them with some handwrapped coils. In the stash I had a nugget shaped almost like a heart so I added that as a dangle I wrapped and coiled on one side. Here is the finished bracelet - destined for Vicki "the Reiki Goddess".

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Coin Pearl Earrings

It feels good to have the time to make some jewelry again. Using some more of those gorgeous coin pearls and some of these luscious rubie rondelles wrapped with gold filled wire. *Congratulations and have a great summer Darcy!*

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

New Work

Well, not really new work - this is actually a bracelet I made for my mother for Mothers Day. (*note to Mom - here's your new bracelet - sorry it's so late*) Gorgeous wine fluorite rondelles (from Magpie Gemstones, of course), some small (3mm) round gold filled beads....Wonderfully lusterous coin pearls with a nice easy to close ball and hitch clasp.

I had a request for a "silver ring with a light green stone in it - something cute" - so I used an oval peridot gemstone in a simple silver setting.
While making the custom order, I also made this ring - mostly because I really like emerald cut stones. Once again, emerald cut peridot gemstone in a simple silver setting. Tres chic!