Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Child Face in Woven Copper a setting Necklace #2

This is the second in a series of papoose-type necklace pendants designed by Alone Star Jewelry. The first was made probably three years ago, and looking at the pictures of the sarcophagus paintings at Fayum brought the idea to life again. This time copper wire was textured by use of a rolling mill, then woven to create the body of the piece. The youthful face is made from polymer clay and painted with acrylics, framed by another piece of textured copper. This piece has a nice hefty feel without being too heavy, and is just over 2.38" tall, 1" at its widest, and from the back to the front of the silver buttons, 0.5". Copper rope chain is 26.75" long. By Shauna.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Polymer Clay Painted Face with Butterfly, Sterling and Fluorite Necklace

This polymer clay face features a butterfly and the pretty color of an aventurine cabochon, both elements framed and highlighted by a scalloped sterling silver bezel setting. The back has a window made from mica, through which two paper butterfly cutouts float. Sterling silver wire and decorative balls add to the femininity of this piece. The light pastel greens and lavender colors of fluorite beads pick up the colors of the pendant in a perfect compliment. Strong silk cord secures the fluorite (with contrasting glass beads near the clasp) to the pendant. Necklace length is 18 inches. By Shauna.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Sterling Silver Five Wire Ball Cluster Ring

Five pieces of 18 gauge Sterling silver wire were first balled on both ends and then soldered together at the base of the band. The ring was formed using a mandrel and then the balled ends are haphazardly intertwined to form a lovely focal on top of the ring. The ring is very highly polished and shines, shines, shines! By Lisa.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Blue Chalcedony Sterling Silver Scalloped Bezel Handmade Ring

Try this ring on for size! It is completely handmade, featuring a beautiful chalcedony cabochon that is a lovely sea blue/green color. The stone is 23mm x 17mm, and the stone is 7mm tall. Band is made from Sterling silver low dome half round wire and is 4.5mm wide. The bezel scallops are hand cut and fitted perfectly to the stone. If you love the sea and the beach then this ring is for you! By Lisa.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sea Green Resin Bezel Heart with Tourmaline, Apatite, Turquoise, Pearl Dangle on Silk String Pendant

This resin pendant features a handmade fine silver bezel with an 18 gauge fine silver bezel. A sterling silver tube is inserted to give the hole at the bottom a more polished look. The resin has been tinted to a beautiful sea green color, which reminds me of the beach. The dangles are made from tourmaline, apatite, turquoise and pearl beads, strung on blue nylon cord. The pendant hangs from a batik string. The overall length of the pendant, including the dangles is 34 inches. The heart pendant is 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. This is a very "happy" piece to wear (I have one myself)! By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/519173598/sea-green-resin-bezel-heart-with #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Copper with Czech Glass Beads and Copper Chain Dangle Earrings

Lightweight copper dangle earrings are hand-cut and hand-textured. 3mm Czech glass fire polished beads and Japanese seed beads are woven with copper wire through drilled holes along the bottom edge of the outer copper donut, with each weave ending in a tiny coil of wire. The Czech glass beads flash different colors when the light hits them, ranging from blue to purple to green.

The outer donut measures 1 inch in diameter and the inner domed disc measures 3/4 inch in diameter. The tiny copper chain dangles are wire wrapped to the outer donut.

These lightweight earrings have a lot of movement and are so much fun to wear! The ear wires are antiqued copper with a tiny copper ball embellishment. The copper donut and disc have been treated so they won't tarnish. Drop length is 3 inches. Overall length, including ear wires, is 3-1/2 inches. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/518965906/copper-with-czech-glass-beads-and-copper #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Copper Oval Red Green Blue Yellow Enameled Earrings

Copper oval disc that's approximately 28mm long is first enameled black and then more colors (red, blue, green, yellow) are added and a design is scratched in. These are bright and funky! Handmade sterling silver ear wires. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/495797874/copper-oval-red-green-blue-yellow #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry