Monday, May 24, 2010

Waxing Crescent Moon

A handmade waxing crescent moon of .999 fine silver, patinaed to perfection so that the crescent moon is highlighted. The moon is nestled amongst coin-shaped moonstone beads, which are split into double strands. Each end is completed with faceted Raven's Wing fresh water pearls. Sterling silver lobster clasp. Length: 19". By Lisa. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Get Twisted with Turquoise!

Twist things up a notch with this gorgeous turquoise necklace! We've taken eye-catching turquoise twisted beads and strung them on Irish waxed linen, along with small turquoise rondelles to create a timeless look. This necklace is 42" long so you can easily wear it two ways: one long, swinging necklace or wrap it around your neck twice for a classic look. Finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp closure.

And when you're finished twisting things up, match it up with a pair of earrings! Bali-style sterling silver headpins loaded up with beautiful blue and sea green turquoise. Three turquoise twisted beads on each earrings, set off with little turquoise rondelles.  Length: 2-1/2", including earwires.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Jewelry Box Treasures

This piece takes me back to the days when I would rummage through my Mom's jewelry box and see all of the beautiful treasures inside sparkle back at me. Every little girl loves to wear her Mom's jewelry and to pretend to be just like her! We have been enjoying glorious spring weather and the blues in this necklace reflect the lightness of springtime. Blue opal tube beads, blue and teal green topaz gems mixed with freshwater pearls, all shown off in three sets of handmade charms on a sterling silver cable chain with sterling heart lobster clasp. Length: 22". Designed by Lisa. 

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Cross Disc Earrings

Shiny discs with a textured cross that is patinaed to perfection! The edges of the cross extend over the side of the disc, adding a nice finishing touch.

These earrings weren't started out with the intent of having them directed at any specific meaning but, instead, were an exercise in mirror finishing and including a texture to amplify the mirror finish. Looking at the image here, it appears to have a matte finish but does not. Sometimes photography is exasperating!

Each earring measures just under 1" in diameter and are feather light. Sterling silver earwires.

Texas Flag with Alone Star Twist

I wanted to share with you my latest creation. This is, by far, my favorite pendant of the season! The design for this pendant is our great Texas flag and my goal was to create a pendant that you wouldn't find anywhere else. So many Texas jewelry pieces look the same and we really try to keep our designs fresh and different. I used texture to make the sections of the flag stand out and borrowed the Alone Star shape for the star, setting a blue topaz right in the center. Blue topaz is the State stone so that part was easy! The pendant is gently curved from top to bottom so that it presents itself beautifully and catches just enough light to draw attention. A minimal patina was used to make the texture stand out and then I completed it with a matte finish, front and back. A curved tube bail was used for the sterling silver snake chain to glide through and a sterling lobster clasp secures it around your neck. The overall length of the necklace is just shy of 24". There are only two of these beauties in stock so hurry before they are snapped up!