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

Monday, May 22, 2017

Cornflower Blue Polymer Flower with Yellow Calcite Cab Bead Crochet Pendant

Cornflower Blue Polymer Flower with Yellow Calcite Cab Bead Crochet Pendant. The polymer clay pendant features a painted flower with an oval calcite cabochon. Two calcite donut beads and ivory-colored and blue Japanese Miyuki seed beads decorate the crocheted natural waxed linen cord. Finished with a sterling spring ring clasp. 

Necklace is 18" long, pendant 28x23mm, cab 15x10mm. A sealer has been applied to the polymer clay. Handmade by Shauna. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/265712850/cornflower-blue-polymer-flower-with #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Papoose Update

Let the weaving begin! This part took patience.

I have made progress on the papoose pendants. Other projects have distracted me, but hopefully I will persevere and get these finished very soon. One is farther along than the other, because I like the woven part better (below). It is made from copper wire that was textured as it passed through the rolling mill. At right is a photo of the beginning of the weaving process.

Right: 18-gauge copper wire was passed through the rolling mill, with various textured plastic and metal sheets on top to vary the surfaces. Below, the "scarf" around the face displays a texture also achieved using the rolling mill. The two small holes seen at the top are part of the cold connection I will use to assemble the piece.

The face is not yet painted and the bezel is untrimmed,

What remains to finish this piece includes trimming and filing the back piece around the bezel, forming and inserting a bail in the top, epoxying the body into the bezel then making the cold connections, and painting the face.

This component (left) is the beginning of a "crown" piece that will pass through the two upper scarf holes for part of the cold connection. This piece has since been scalloped, filed and polished, so I think it will look good, tying in the polished edges of the back piece with the front. I plan to work some silver decoration into the lower scarf area, for color more contrast than in just the face.

Until next time!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tourmaline, Apatite, Labradorite and Freshwater Pearl 2-Strand Bracelet

Tourmaline, apatite, labradorite and freshwater pearls come together in a darling 2-strand bracelet. A handmade copper button with rich enamel coloring slips through 2mm chocolate brown leather to clasp on your wrist. Sterling rings secure the strands and show off Sterling dangles with pyrite and hematite beads. Bracelet length is 7-1/2 inches. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/263717706/tourmaline-apatite-labradorite-and #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Friday, May 12, 2017

Fine Silver Leaves Statement Ring Size 8.5

This fine silver ring is made completely using metal clay. The disc top of the ring features a random leaf design and the band is hefty with soft rounded edges for superior comfort while wearing. The top of the ring 7/8" in diameter. The band is approximately 1/8" wide. I love working with sterling silver but sometimes I like to feel the clay in my hands and love the varied things you can create with it! I hope you like it! Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/522797511/fine-silver-leaves-statement-ring-size #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Monday, May 01, 2017

Hand Carved Polymer Sun Face Pendant

Hand Carved Polymer Sun Face Pendant is paired with earthy Japanese seed beads and a Sterling toggle. Necklace length is 16 inches with the pendant measuring 1 inch in diameter. The polymer sun face has applied color and a sealer added, and is backed with a hand cut and dot-textured copper disc. Handmade with love by Shauna. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/261506322/hand-carved-polymer-sun-face-pendant #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Monday, April 24, 2017

Abalone Pearl Amazonite 3-Strand Bracelet

Abalone Pearl Amazonite 3-Strand Bracelet with handmade Sterling silver clasp. Beautiful abalone beads (15mm) match up beautifully with freshwater pearls (7mm) and green ammonite 4mm round beads. The Sterling silver hook clasp is completely handmade. Bracelet length is 7-1/2 inches. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/261351779/abalone-pearl-amazonite-3-strand #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Rhodolite Garnets with 24k Gold in Sterling Silver Brooch

This piece came together in an effort to use some odd shapes that I had left over from other designs. I have made pieces before that were feminine clothing so it was a natural to do another vest! I seem to like making those best! Two mirror sterling pieces connected with textured sterling wire that has 24k Gold bonded using the primitive Asian technique of keum boo. Two rhodolite garnets accent each side. The pin is held in place with swirls at the vest top. This was made in a class I taught and we all had so much fun creating our pieces! By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/192022486/rhodolite-garnets-with-24k-gold-in #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Blue Girl Face in Resin with Aluminum Wire and Beads Necklace

Blue girl face in resin with aluminum wire and beads necklace features a wonderful drawing by Shauna. I just love her face! She is set in resin and surrounded with glitter and silver bezel and aluminum textured wire. The bail is handmade from Sterling wire and black hex seed beads set off the bright blue teardrops. The pendant measures 1-3/4" x 1" and the overall length of the necklace is 22 inches. 

For sale on our Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/listing/261406665/blue-girl-face-in-resin-with-aluminum #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Aqua Chalcedony Sterling and 24k Gold Pendant

Sterling silver pendant (about 2" long, 1/2" wide at the bottom), hand cut and textured. Handmade bezel captures a 6mm aqua chalcedony cabochon - I cut the back out under the cab so the light will shine through. The bottom of the pendant is kissed with a touch of 24k gold foil, which was applied using the ancient Asian technique called Keum Boo. The handmade Sterling bezel is riveted on with 16g Sterling silver wire. Sterling 1mm cable chain and spring ring finish the piece. Overall length approximately 18.5". By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/245175232/aqua-chalcedony-sterling-and-24k-gold #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Friday, April 14, 2017

Red Coral Cabochon Sterling Silver Ring

Red coral cabochon Sterling silver ring features a stunning 18mm coral cabochon set in sterling silver with scalloped fine silver bezel wire and wide band. The band is gently textured for a one-of-a-kind look. Size 7. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/201263767/sale-red-coral-cabochon-sterling-silver #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Heat Patina Copper and Turquoise Dangle Earrings

Playing with fire is a favorite thing of mine to do and heating copper to bring out rich colors is so, so awesome! Ok, details. The triangles at the bottom are about 1" at the widest part. They are slightly domed to give dimension. The top disc is about a half inch in diameter and are also slightly domed. The copper pieces are lightly textured along the edges and have been protected so as to keep the wonderful patina. A 3mm turquoise bead of outstanding color is wire wrapped to connect the copper pieces. Handmade Sterling ear wires add the finishing touch. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/249525196/heat-patina-copper-and-turquoise-dangle #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Leather and Sterling Silver Flower Button Choker Necklace

This darling little choker is made with supple 1.5mm natural brown round leather. The loop end, which you secure around the handmade sterling silver flower bead, is secured with a sterling cord slide. Choker size approximately 16.5 inches long. Sweet! By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/201259680/leather-and-sterling-silver-flower #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Peace Sign Silver Earrings

Handmade peace sign earrings crafted from Sterling silver wire. Overall length is approximately 3 inches. Peace sign is about 1/2 inch wide. By Lisa. Peace everyone!

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/238791770/peace-sign-silver-earrings #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Silver Woven Puff Heart Necklace

I do not own a hydraulic press so this puff heart was achieved using acrylic as the form. It's a fun process and could be done with any material that you can cut or carve a shape into. The silver was put through a rolling mill first to impress the lovely texture. It was then formed and cut. Sterling wire was then shaped around the heart and they were woven together with more Sterling wire. Riveted bail holds the pendant to the chain and a tassel swings freely below the heart. Approximately 19 inches long. Sterling heart lobster claw secures it around your neck. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/241588592/silver-woven-puff-heart-necklace #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Texas Star Banded Pendant on Sterling Silver Chain

The Texas Star Banded pendant, first created for our earrings of the same name, is now home on a sterling necklace. The fine silver star with encircling band has become a bonafide Texas symbol--so show your inner Texan! The fine silver pendant hangs on an 18" sterling silver chain with sterling hook clasp. Handcrafted by Shauna. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/215512328/texas-star-banded-pendant-on-sterling #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

Flower Bell Earrings in Bronze & Sterling

It is almost back to nature for spring time! At least in Texas.....

Simple and pretty little bronze bells hang from hammered sterling silver loops in these handmade earrings. Bell flowers are made from bronze clay and crafted by Alone Star Jewelry. Sterling silver wire is hammered 'round the loop except where the flower hangs. Sterling ear wires on top.

A perfect springtime pair of earrings with a natural look! Inspired by lily of the valley flowers that come early in springtime in my back yard, don't they also look like tulips..?..

Photos show dimensions; the loop measures approximately 1.13" and the earring's total length top to bottom is about 1.88". Little bell flower has a nice thickness to it, but is not heavy at all because it is hollow.

Thanks for looking!

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/220521852/flower-bell-earrings-in-bronze-sterling #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

Fine Silver Leaves Statement Ring Size 8.5

This fine silver ring is made completely using metal clay. The disc top of the ring features a random leaf design and the band is hefty with soft rounded edges for superior comfort while wearing. The top of the ring 7/8" in diameter. The band is approximately 1/8" wide. I love working with sterling silver but sometimes I like to feel the clay in my hands and love the varied things you can create with it! I hope you like it! Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/522797511/fine-silver-leaves-statement-ring-size #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Monday, April 03, 2017

Collar Tip Earrings

These were my Dad's collar tips and I love them! I wanted to be able to wear them so it made perfect sense to make them into earrings. These turquoise cabs were set with sawdust beneath them, which is how it used to be done as a matter of course. I removed the stone, used a different material to raise the stone and re-set it. I also tightened up the rest, although they weren't rattling like that one stone was. Anyway, I'm proud to wear them. Our Dad was a silversmith, too, along with so many other artistic talents! Sure do miss him! ❤️

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Fine Silver Starfish on Sterling Rolo Chain

I love the beach and anything remotely related to it! This is a handmade starfish that I made from metal clay, so it is 99.9% pure silver. The starfish is 2.5mm thick and 5/8" tall, not including the bail, which is 9mm tall. 

The beautiful chain is a tiny rolo and it's doubled. I love this chain in beach pieces because it looks like the little bubbles that wash up on the shore. The Sterling chain is 17" long and has a Sterling lobster clasp. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/272031212/fine-silver-starfish-on-sterling-rolo #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Friday, March 31, 2017

State of Texas with Stars on Sterling Silver Necklace

A handmade fine silver pendant in the shape of the great state of Texas! I love Texas and my sister and I love to make jewelry for the lone star state! The pendant is 22mm across by 27mm tall, not including the bail. Strung on a Sterling silver chain and lobster clasp. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/285558283/state-of-texas-with-stars-on-sterling #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fine Silver Shell on Sterling Silver Necklace

What a great way to welcome spring than with a fine piece of jewelry that screams "take me to the beach"! A fine silver handmade shell that was shaped from a shell found at the beach. The shell measures 20mm across by 18mm tall, not including the bail. The Sterling silver chain is 18" long. Sterling lobster clasp. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/285558951/fine-silver-shell-on-sterling-silver #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Blue Topaz in Fine Silver with Labradorite Necklace

Fine silver pendant (about the size of a quarter) with a bezel set 6mm Blue Topaz stone (Texas state stone) and strung with one of my favorites - labradorite! Handmade pendant. 18" long. By Lisa. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/185640264/sale-blue-topaz-in-fine-silver-with #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Handmade Resin Heart with Waxed Linen and Shell on Batik String Pendant

Handmade resin heart with waxed linen and shell on batik string pendant featuring an Alabama shell. A beautiful handmade resin heart pendant that features a beautiful shell from the shores of Alabama and accented with hammered copper wire and decorative paper for the background. The heart is outlined with natural waxed linen and the heart edge is completely freeform. Strung on a batik string. Heart dimensions: 3" tall (top of heart to end of linen at the bottom), 2" across. Batik string is 38" long. By Shauna. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/174068737/handmade-resin-heart-with-waxed-linen #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Monday, March 27, 2017

Copper with Matte Finish Cosmic Eye Drawing Earrings

Let these unique and colorful earrings express your cosmic, omniscient eye! The drawings in this pair are truly cosmic, showing the all-wise eye surrounded by the sun, moon and stars. I have planned for years to incorporate eyes into jewelry, so am glad to have executed that idea. 

Drawings are made with the luscious colors of prismacolor pencils and protected under a clear matte acrylic finish. They are framed by my rustic copper bezel settings and topped by arched wire bails. While the copper was polished before soldering, afterward the bezels were left with the natural and beautiful color effects that heat imparts to this metal, creating a lovely and exciting color arrangement. The earrings measure 1.75" from antiqued copper earwires top-to-bottom, and 2" at width, and each one weighs about 4.9g or 0.17oz. Sans earwires, conceived and handmade by Shauna Sopel.

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208626908/copper-with-matte-finish-cosmic-eye #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Saturday, March 25, 2017

Bronze Coffee Beans with Sterling Wire Earrings

I have a close relationship with coffee beans, so they have become part of my jewelry content from time to time. These bronze beans are oxidized and polished, then coated with PermaLac to prevent tarnish. 

Calipers holding the beans are made from hammered. shaped sterling silver wire. Earrings measure 1.5" from top to bottom. Weight of each earring is 4.6 grams or 0.165 ounces, in case you would like to compare the weight with some of your other earrings. 

Are you a java junkie? Thanks for looking! Shauna.

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/221395206/bronze-coffee-beans-with-sterling-wire #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Friday, March 24, 2017

Copper with Resin Cosmic Eye Drawing Earrings

Your omniscient eye is upon the world with the assistance of these colorful earrings gazing out from your own personal space. For a long time I have made drawings of jewelry with eyes, and these are the first I have rendered. Each drawing features an eye that floats in front of a landscape background of trees, water, clouds and sky. Along the edges a colorful border pattern surrounds.

The drawings were made with prismacolor pencils, and once set, are protected beneath a layer of clear resin in the shape created by my copper bezels. I am interested in the unique color effects created when heat-treating copper, so while the bezels are polished before soldering, they are not afterward in order to incorporate the beautiful, natural look of this unique, rustic, and natural color effect. 

Bails and lever back earwires are also copper. These colorful earrings measure about 1.25" x 2. 5", and each earring weighs 6g or 0.21oz. Except for the earwires, all conceived and handmade by Shauna Sopel. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208627767/copper-with-resin-cosmic-eye-drawing #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Starfish in the Waves Copper Resin Earrings

We love the sea at Alone Star. This summer we found live starfish in the waves along a Gulf coast beach that inspired these earrings. 

The drawings are created with richly colored prismacolor pencil and topped with a dome of clear resin that despite its tough durability, gives a water effect. All is contained within handmade copper bezels.

The contrast of the blue colors in the drawings against the wild, crazy colors of the heat-treated copper bezels makes for a lovely complementary scheme. I have become hooked on the color surprises that come from heated copper. These bezels are polished before but not after soldering to preserve the lovely, rustic, natural colors. Coated paper, sealed with clear acrylic, peeks through the starfish cutout on back. 

These unique earrings measure near 1.38" x 2.38" (from top of the oversized kidney earwire to bottom). Each earring weighs 7g or 0.25oz. Sans earwires, all created and handmade by Shauna Sopel. 

For sale on our Etsy shop - https://www.etsy.com/listing/208642385/starfish-in-the-waves-copper-resin #handcraftedjewelry #silversmith #metalwork #alonestarjewelry #texasjewelry #beachjewelry #southwestjewelry #leatherjewelry #turquoisejewelry #copperjewelry