Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Busy Week at the workbench

This week has been awesome for me. My fascination of and love for the fabulous feldspars continues. I created a line of wonderful ice cut labradorite jewellery that is simply gorgeous and also functional. The deep sea blues of this batch of quality cut labradorite stones is breath taking. The pictures don't really do the creations justice, but you get the idea I think.




Another feldspar beauty is rainbow moonstone, and over the next two weeks I'll introduce a tiny collection of moonstone jewellery that's just perfect for the holiday season through the spring.

For some reason, I'm having an inordinate amount of fun working with new shapes, materials and combinations. I can't really explain why I'm enjoying the creative process so much these days, but who's complaining?

This two toned chunky bracelet came out of nowhere and developed into something that I find stunning. I've received correspondence via Etsy concerning how beautiful and unique this item is, and the kudos is truly humbling. But this chunky style doesn't readily lend itself in my opinion to a matching ensemble. I'll develop a modified earring and necklace, but not on the same scale as this bracelet.




One new feature of my work this week is the emphasis on two tone metals. I've even combined copper, silver and gold in a few pieces that I'm quite pleased with. I'll continue this mixing of metals through the holiday season.




I just found a stash of fabulously cut clear rosy quartz marquis beads that I'll work into something pretty for Christmas. This stone has potential to be used in Valentine's Day items as well. Below is my first creation using these nice Rose Quartz marquis cut beads. This earring pair features bright red jade accents and lovely prehnite rounds. Stay tuned for lots more pretty items featuring these juicy pink beauties.


If you're looking for a truly unique, one of a kind gift item for someone very special, you've come to the right place. I don't assess an upcharge for creating custom pieces. Just let me know what colours you had in mind, what style, or what gemstones, or what your overall budget is and I'll do the rest.

I have most gemstone beads in stock and a huge variety of styles of earrings, bracelets and necklaces to work with.

I enjoy working with men's chokers too. More on that to follow.

Until next time, take care....

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