Monday, October 26, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Literally influenced by the fairytale ‘The Little Red Riding Hood’, I’ve choose to go hoopla for Miss Red. Vivacious and alluring, this piece comprised of a curvaceous 2” wide hoop fashioned from oxidized 925 sterling silver and beautiful swirl patterns made of 999 fine silver.
To compliment this elaborate frame, I’ve embellished it with little delicacies of scrumptious RUBY RONDELLES, dreamy Genuine ROUGH DIAMONDS, delicate rows of White Seed Pearls and sultry AAA PLATINUM MYSTIC HEART BRIOLETTE. Beautiful as they come, these little babies sparkled in an amazing deep crimson red… a beautiful & intoxicating color!
Last but not least, for a lively touch I’ve added a small teardrop charm of Thai Seed Beads and a single AAA PLATINUM MYSTIC HEART BRIO; that skips oh so heedlessly as you move.
This piece is absolutely a statement making and exceedingly lightweight.
All of the silver was given an oxidized finished and polished to bring out the details of the wire work.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Christina of Sweden - The Androgynous Queen
Catherine The Great - The Enlighten Princess
Elizabeth 1 - The Virgin Queen
Alexandra Romanov - The Last Czarina
Elizabeth Bathory - The Countess of Blood
Boudica - The Celtic Queen
Olympias - The Sorcerous
Eleanor of Aquitane - The Eagle
Agrippina - The Poisoness
Isabella of Spain - The Catholic
Cleopatra - The Seductress
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
This next piece, Tinkerbell, my sweet showcases a very intricate wire work manipulated from sterling silver to form swirl motives that are accentuated with devilishly charming Fool’s Gold Pyrite Rondelles, petite AA VESUVIANITE and some glints of Rough DIAMONDS shimmer.
Sitting prettily in the middle, we have a 3D *pop-up* circlet of beautiful CITRINE RONDELLES, tiny Thai Beads and a single FOOL’S GOLD PYRITE RONDELLES .
Gaily hanging above from this majestic frame are drapes of wondrous gems and chains that sparkles like fairy dusts. From the inner, luscious tiny White Seed Pearls and gorgeous AAA PINK MYSTIC FACETED ONION BRIO complements each other very well while the outer layer trailed by charming MOONSTONE RONDELLES and Swarovski Crystals in CAL that shimmers like crazy. You’ll be conspicuously dashing in these babies!
Tinkerbell, my sweet drops in a desirable length of 3.3” from the top of that comfy ear hook made by me, and measures 1.3” at her widest point.
All wires & chains are 925 Sterling Silver, oxidized & polished.
Friday, October 2, 2009
The next morning Gerda went to play with the flowers in the warm sunshine, and thus passed away a day. Gerda knew every flower; and, numerous as they were, it still seemed to Gerda that one was wanting, though she did not know which. One day while she was looking at the hat of the woman painted with flowers, the most beautiful of them all seemed to her to be a rose. The woman had forgotten to take it from her hat when she made the others vanish in the earth. But so it is when one's thoughts are not collected.
"What!" said Gerda.
"Are there no roses here?"
And she ran about amongst the flowerbeds, and looked, and looked, but there was not one to be found. She then sat down and wept; but her hot tears fell just where a rose-bush had sunk; and when her warm tears watered the ground, the tree shot up suddenly as fresh and blooming as when it had been swallowed up. Gerda kissed the roses, thought of her own dear roses at home, and with them of little Kay.
Excerpt from Hans Christian Anderson *Snow Queen*
The Spring Witch Flower Garden the earrings, is based upon Hans Christian Anderson ‘Snow Queen’. It has a remarkable story line that incorporates all four seasons – Spring Witch, Summer Princess, Autumn Maiden and the Winter Queen herself.
As much as I love all the four seasons, The Spring Witch Flower Garden was my choice for this next delectable piece. Details were very intricate and time consuming leisurely done. The elaborate frame was composed and manipulated to form swirl pattern that irradiates with visuals palettes of warm spring color.
Those circlets below the leverback earwires are coiled with my favorite gems of all; tiny Genuine Rough DIAMONDS utterly creates subtle glints of shimmer. Embedded in the center of the herringbone is the dashing GENUINE VINTAGE ROSE CARVED CORAL PINK BEADS, which had an excellent creamy pink color. Gaily in their shots of serene blue is the AAA SKY BLUE TOPAZ BRIOLETTE with amazing brilliance that is hard to capture in my photos. :)
Moving southwards towards that gorgeous SMOOTH CHAMPAGNE CITRINE FLAWLESS POLISHED PEAR BRIOLETTE are charming corsages of dreamy SPINEL RONDELLES (exquisite colors ranging from orange-pink-purple and crimson), alluring AAA PLATINUM MYSTIC GARNET and lustrous tiny White Seed Pearls.
This creation is a sleek & slender piece, dropping approximately 3.2” from a 925 sterling silver lever-back with a wide of o.8”. All wires & chains are 925 Sterling Silver. Oxidized and polished to bring out the details of the wire work.