Sunday, May 11, 2008

Jewelry creations

In case you're wondering what I've been doing with the mass quantities of shiny pretties I've been buying...
(From L to R)
1. Lapis lazuli barrel beads linked together with silver wire to make earrings. Surprisingly comfy, swingy, dramatic and flattering.
2. One of my earliest necklaces. A subtle confection made with moss aquamarine and labradorite rondelles.
3. A confetti-style necklace with moonstone, apatite, tourmaline, and sapphire beads all vying for attention. Since this has several colors in it, it's easy to wear. Made a couple days ago and I'm very happy with it.
4. The debut of gold wire! Simple earrings made with green and pink tourmaline. I might remake these because I manhandled the wire a little too much while making them, and they're a little wonky.

Next up - I'm gonna play with these beads. The three strands arrived in the mail just yesterday.

From L to right: a pile of pink tourmaline briolettes; a strand of smooth smoky quartz nuggets; a strand of tanzanite (oh so expensive, but worth it); faceted rose quartz ovals; and a pile of brown and green tourmaline. Below I have a mess of moonstone and some leftover lapis and apatite.

Yay! Making jewelry is fun!

1 comment:

Anne (in Reno) said...

Wow, that tanzanite really is gorgeous! Also, I love your style, the stuff you've made is lovely and very pro looking (I'm kind of jealous).