Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Gift

Sometime ago I made these:

Focal rainbow jasper beads measuring 18mm and wrapped them with 10k solid gold wire.  The earhook was likewise handmade and handtwisted.  To give it an edge, I coiled its ends to form the hoop where I could insert the jasper beads.  The outcome of the piece looked like a small gift.  Thus the name.

Later on, a client sent me a message and asked if I could make one for her using sterling silver.  She wanted a pendant instead of a pair of earrings.  The challenge was creating the coil that gave its character.  After a few nights of recreating the design in my head, I came up with a final piece I truly truly am proud of:

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Louise necklace

A special request came in about a month ago.

Inspite of the hard work it took, I loved the idea and the outcome so much that I decided to include it in my shop!  I’d like to introduce everyone to the “Louise” necklace.  Two strands of large freshwater pearls are handlinked with 10k solid gold wire.  To make it more versatile, I included a detachable brooch.

This elegant old-world inspired necklace is now available.

I’d be very happy to have one crafted in a different color or in sterling silver.  Please leave a message and lets talk 🙂

Gemstone: Opalite

Due to my increase in curiosity with the story behind gemstones, I decided to include a little bit of section in this blog.

First of, OPALITE.

Opalite is also referred to as Tiffany Stone.  Why it is called such totally beats my mind, even after countless of research I made on it.   I’d be more than happy if any of my readers enlightened me on this 🙂

Anyway, as I was saying, opalite is considered an all-around healing stone. It removes energy blocks and helps combat fatigue. It also purifies the blood and kidneys. Business-wise, it promotes success. It also helps stabilize mood swings and promote relaxation. It is beneficial for those who suffer from sleep disorders. Opalite enhances emotional strength and helps to ease transitions.

Although opalite is often confused with opal, they are not the same. Opalite is composed of mostly opalized dolomite and fluorite, whereas opal has a composition of silicon, oxygen and hydrogen.

Photos courtesy of CrystalRock

To my bestest friend in the whole wide world!

Eventhough we’re miles apart,

Thoughts of you are in my heart.

Wherever I am, wherever I will be,

It’s because of who you are to me.

A lifetime spent is not enough,

To tell you how I truly feel.

Thankful.  Happy.  and Content.

Each time that is with you spent.

So in this special day of yours

I want to make one thing clear.

I love you! I love you forevermore

I love you, oh mother dear!

……HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOMMY! I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH! ……..

Treasury Update

Show me more love! 🙂

It all started with headbands……

…..and the rest, they say, is history.

Yes, this is how ClassicSparklers started getting noticed.  In my headbands I incorporated gemstone chips, mother of pearl, majorica and freshwater pearls, Austrian crystals, and swarovski crystals.  Added to this is the fact that I add a bit of history to each item:

Some experts believe that headbands were actually copied from the early day wreaths that were from the early Greek period.

Old mosaic portraits showed Byzantine women wearing jewelled bands and head dresses.

Not just like any other fashion accessory, ClassicSparklers headpieces are designed to be functional. They take you from your day to day activities to an evening out in the town.

Rock Crystal Quartz

Rock crystal is the name given to all clear colorless quartz and  is the transparent variety of the silica mineral quartz that is valued for its clarity and total lack of colour or flaws. Vessels and spheres have been carved from large crystals since ancient times, and the application of the word crystal to fine glassware derives from this practice. Rock crystal formerly was used extensively as a gemstone (usually brilliant-cut), and although the resemblance to diamond is remote, the widespread use of colourless quartz in jewelry gave rise to the use of the word diamond …

Rock crystal is an alternate and traditional birthstone for the month of April.

My fascination for this stone lead me to create jewelry that mimics as well as make the most out of its sparkly beauty!

All available now in my shop 🙂

August Challenge

This piece is an entry for the “August Based Theme: Intro To Harvest”.

Fall color reports indicate a soft, inviting orange as part of the season’s palette, as we welcome hints of autumn richness.

The Coral Wrap earrings is made from natural coral beads wrapped in crocheted sterling silver. Drop is approximately 1.5 inches.

Now available.

Coming soon

It’s a lazy, quiet Sunday morning.  I’m done with the household chores,  have given the little one his bath, and now we sit side by side as I listen to him read his books.  I, on the other hand, have my coffee mug at my side as I go through hundreds of photos I’ve taken the past few days of new pieces that I’ll be posting over the next few weeks.  However, excitements get me as I can’t wait to share with you what’s in store.  🙂

So, just for you, loyal readers, you get a sneak peek of up and coming pieces from me 🙂

“Kaleidoscope”

Except for the “Kaleidoscope” necklace, everything here has not yet been posted.  Should you be interested in one, please do drop me a message either here or send me a convo here 🙂

Of blogs and treasuries

A fellow etsian included my “Midnight” crocheted wire cuff in her blog 🙂

Then another treasury featuring my “Star In The Night” crocheted cuff.

Thank you! Thank you! 🙂