Archive for July, 2012

Stunning Stones

Sunday, 8 July, 2012

Baltic Amber and  Black Onyx

Finally had time to create necklaces with some stunning beauty large stones that I collected over time. Here are some of the new designs, all with sterling silver.

Garnet and Clear Quartz    Gray Agate and Black Onyx
Amethyst and Quartz
   Blue Agate and QuartzLabradorite, Black Onyx and Sterling Silver


Brown Tiger Eye and Yellow Agate

White Agate, Black Onyx, Quartz, and Obsidian

Rusty Red and Orange Stones for Fall

Sunday, 8 July, 2012

Black and Rusty Brown Beaded Spiral with Stones and Copper NecklaceHard to think of the Fall in the heat of the Summer, but that’s what I have been busy doing lately: creating jewellery for Fall. I started with my favourite rusty red and orange palette. There  is  a stunning variety of stones to choose from: various agates and jaspers, carmelian, red adventurine to mention a few. Here is a sample of necklaces created lately. All but one are made with sterling silver.

Red Jasper and Silver Necklace    Fossil Agate, Adventurine and Carnelian NecklaceAgate, Adventurine, and Carnelian Necklace with Black Onyx and Silver

Sterling Silver Leaf and Carnelian NecklaceCarnelian and Black Onyx Necklace

Multi-Functional Necklaces

Friday, 6 July, 2012

I am exploring various ideas of necklaces that can be worn many different ways. Here is one: a necklace  with a tail. The tail is supposed to hang down the spine on an evening dress with deeply cut back. But it can also be detached from the necklace and worn as a bracelet, alonside or separately from the short necklace.  It can also be clipped into the short necklace, making it a long necklace. This particular one I made for my friend Glenda. Glenda discovered yet another way of wearing it: wrapping the long necklace several times around her wrist for a  multi-layered bracelet. It is made with freshwater pearls, Swarovski crystals, and sterling silver. I want to make a few more sets of similar kind, in different colors and using different materials.

Necklace with a tail  Short Necklace and BraceletLong Necklace