Saturday, August 10, 2013

Le Jardin Secret

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Le Jardin Secret Earrings was inspired by the founding event of Marie Antoinette's signature scent...the Black Jade. I combine different techniques in the process of making as to create different texture and details. 

  
On the crown sets a very intricate wire-works handcrafted from sterling silver 925, dotted with a peach rhinestone and wire-wrapped to a purple eggplant colored leather backing. The centerpiece is made of a captivating Starlight Octagon Swarovski rhinestone. The stone is vintage and heated to give an amazing sparkling effect. Circling around the stone are White Opal Swarovski and clear glass rhinestone chains. All the precious rhinestones have been glued with a strong adhesive.


Below the two Vintage Rose Swarovski bicone crystals is a marquise shape rhinestone embellishment decked with a tiny white vintage Howlite cabs, braided beige silk floss, pure silver and 18K gold thread surrounded with Pacific Blue Swarovski rhinestone chain.
 


Measurements:

Lenght : 2.7" (from top of ear-wires)

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All metals used in the making are of sterling silver 925 except for the rhinestones which are set in brass setting.






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