Sunday, 31 August 2008
This fabulous necklace was created with wavy rectangles and smooth rounds of Yellow Turquoise, paired with Black Obsidian rounds and fancy sterling silver accents.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
These stunning Thai Sapphire earrings were created with beautiful canary yellow orange faceted Sapphire rondelles with 9ct gold beads on 9ct gold earposts.
Beautiful Tourmaline faceted rondelles in a rainbow of colours were used for these gorgeous earrings with sterling silver clip-on ear pieces.
Tiger Eye nuggets with Turquoise beads and sterling silver were used to create this pretty bracelet.
This necklace was created with a beautiful Turquoise pendant as the main focus. For the necklace, I added more Turquoise in the form of round beads and nuggets, together with nuggets of Tiger Eye to match the brown markings that featured in the Turquoise pendant. With the addition of some sterling silver, all came together beautifully!
Sunday, 24 August 2008
Sometime ago I received a request to create a replica of a bracelet found in the tomb of King Djer, who was the second Pharoah of Egypt's 1st dynasty. The bracelets found in his tomb were originally created with Turquoise, Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli gemstones, along with pieces of gold. They were beautifully designed, using alternating colours to combine patterns. Take a look at this web page: http://touregypt.net/featurestories/picture05182004.htm.
Although, I did have Turquoise, Amethyst and Lapis Lazuli gemstone pieces, I didn't have the same sizes or shapes or even colours, of the gemstones used in these wonderful bracelets. Also, I wasn't yet working with gold but did have some wonderful silver pieces that I thought would work quite well, so I was quite excited about this challenge!
The result is shown here. I was extremely pleased with the result. More importantly, so was my customer!
Saturday, 23 August 2008
For the first necklace that I ever created I used Turquoise nuggets and tiny freshwater seed Pearls, with sterling silver accents.
To create this necklace I used sterling silver wire to link lovely twisted nuggets of Charoite together, with an added touch of twisted silver spirals.
This was one of the first necklaces I ever created. It was a double stranded necklace with a handmade sterling silver clasp. The gemstones used were Lapis Lazuli, Labradorite and Iolite.