Sunday, September 20, 2009
Grape (amethyst), Cotton Candy (alexandrite faceted glass), Cherry (siam faceted glass), Bubblegum (faceted rose quartz), Green Apple (peridot faceted glass) and Orangesicle (faceted sunstone). Non-edible. :) Made with solid sterling silver. $25.
Named after my darling niece. As everyone knows, the job of an aunt is to push parental boundaries. Therefore, I made similar earrings for my niece even though her mother forbade dangly earrings. Sophie was permitted to wear the earrings only because her Aunt Natalie made them for her. Mission accomplished. Czech glass, foiled glass, Swarovski crystal, Swarovski pearl, hematite, 4mm ball posts and sterling silver. Also in pink/pearl. $10.
These large black cloisonne beads coupled with the layers of hand-wrapped 14k gold-fill wire echo a classic Egyptian theme of black and gold. Who can forget Elizabeth Taylor dressed as Cleopatra, dripping in gold with a black wig and kohl-rimmed eyes? Enamel cloisonne and 14k gold-fill components. Also in white. $40.
Named after the eldest daughter of Georgiana Cavendish, whose nickname was Little G as she was named after her mother. This is a smaller version of the full-size Georgiana Earring. Solid sterling silver, black pearls (from Kauai), semi-precious rock chips, olive jade, unachite, Swarovski crystal and more. $25, $30 or $40 depending on materials.
Named after the title character in The Duchess. This was one of my first designs and the decadence of it reminded me of Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire. This design comes in several hues, including garden, contrast, blush, velvet, ice and coral. Made with solid sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, pearls, bali silver, Czech glass, rose quartz, amethyst, hematite, snowflake obsidian, garnet, watermelon quartz, and several other elements. $40.
Named after Hamlet's younger sister. I make several variations of this design, showing turquoise and watermelon quartz here. All pieces are made with solid sterling silver and the bracelet contains faceted garnet. $15 for the earrings; $35 for the bracelet.
Named after the second wife of King Henry VIII of England. She unfortunately lost his favor and consequently lost her head. The color of the stones is similar to that of her daughter Elizabeth's red hair. Made with gold jade, red agate, bali silver and sterling silver. $30.
Named for the title character in Girl With a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier. The novel is a fictional portrayal of the circumstances surrounding the model for Johannes Vermeer's most famous painting of the same name. Made with a glass pearl and solid sterling silver. $15.
Named after the Biblical character who captured the interest of King David. The red enamel in these cloisonne beads represents unfaithfulness, while the intricate detail invites a lingering observation, which represents how the whole affair started in the first place. Made with enamel cloisonne beads and 14k gold-fill components. $20.
Named after my maternal grandmother. She commissioned a custom pair of earrings to match a new shirt and they turned out so well, I decided to make more. I also drew inspiration from the acrylic grape doorstop she uses at her house. Made with Czech picasso glass, Swarovski crystal, bali silver and sterling silver. Also in turquoise and opaque red. $25 for the earrings; $35 for the necklace; $40 for the bracelet.
Named after the infamous villainess, as these pieces contain focal stones of Dalmatian Jasper. Swarovski crystal, bali silver and sterling silver were also used. $25 for the earrings; $45 for the bracelet.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
This complete set is a custom order made to match a pair of red heels and includes marble, fresh water pearl, cat's eye, bali silver, smokey quartz, Swarovski crystal, sterling silver and red tiger jasper. I hand-made the twisted accent rings, with a bit (pun intended) of help from my dad's cordless drill.