Friday, February 6, 2009

Recent work: Rhodochrosite Earrings, Sweet Azurite pendant, and even MORE trees!

Well lets see.... since the last time I wrote here are SOME of the things i've made (been busy!)
I've also been taking some better photographs due to discovering a couple of things about my camera... like the close up button.
This is a piece I am very proud of... It's an all-Sterling Silver wire wrapped pendant including a piece of Azurite , a Black Tourmaline , and an Amethyst Crystal cluster. The wire weaving came out really well (I think)... The piece is about 2 inches long and comes with a French rope Sterling Silver plated chain.

I also made a few pairs of earrings. Here's a pair inspired by all the posts i've been seeing on etsy about how people are looking for items to cheer them up from these winter blues:
"Can't wait for Spring? Neither can I! Give yourself a little taste with these cheerful earrings.

Each earring is composed of 2 porcelain birds peeking out from the leaves (a number of Peridot gemstones , and one Czech glass le
af bead on each). The ear wires are Surgical steel to eliminate possibility of allergies. I could also make you a pair with Sterling Silver ear wires for $1 extra. These earrings are about 2 inches long. I'd be happy to make a custom similar pair with other stones, more or less birds, longer or shorter, etc"

And, I picked up some Rhodochrosite from the local rock shop...

I also made a bracelet with Gold fill wire Featuring a lovely Peruvian Blue Opal Wrapped in Sterling Silver and Gold wire
This bracelet is made with Gold fill chain * . Adorning the bracelet are a faceted Yellow Topaz , a faceted Smoky Topaz, and two faceted Chalcedony pieces . The bracelet is 9 inches long but the clasp is very adjustable.

About Gold fill wire:
the metal used in making this chain is 14/20 meaning that it is 14/20ths gold, 100 times more gold than gold plated. This process is used because gold on its on is very very soft and would break too easily in this sort of thickness.

(I actually just learned all this about gold fill!)

And, here's a photo of one of the Tree of Life pendants I did.... posting mainly because I am really happy with how the photo itself turned out, let alone the tree!

In other news, sort of dissappointed because I placed an ad for the back page of the local alternative newspaper for my website, and its NOT THERE! I was really hoping to get a little extra Valentine's Day business from the ad, especially because that would give me some extra cash to spend at the Tucson Gem and Mineral show coming up! They put it inside the newspaper which is a lot less likely to be seen. I haven't seen any business from it yet, anyway.

1 comment:

  1. Hi, I found you at Etsy under the search "birch", found your wreath with the birch doll. You do beautiful work.