Monthly Archives: November 2011

SALE! SALE! SALE!

enter the sale code upon checkout and the total amount of your purchase will be recomputed!  It’s very easy 🙂

Also, buy 2 or more and I will give you FREE EXPRESS SHIPPING! FREE! This is a $20 value shipping and you will receive your purchases between 5-10 days 🙂

Only applicable to outright etsy purchases.

 

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Mughal Princess

The request: re-work the  client’s freshwater pearl earring and pendant.  Use sterling silver.

The dilemma: how?

The solution:

Make my mark with the J.Pedreria Collection’s signature nest setting.  Add a little sparkle with a diamond cubic zirconia ear stud in bezel setting.  It came out like this:

Looks nice.  Sparkly.  Elegant. Classic. 

But remember, ClassicSparklers is all about versatility and creativity.  Stopping here cannot and does not put those two principles into place. 

How about if we add some tassels?

Wow.  The execution is perfect and the earrings become ostentatiously beautiful and glamorous!

But you can’t and do not use this kind of earring to the work place right? I do not think this will go well with a suit. 

So let’s make it more versatile: MAKE THE TASSELS DETACHABLE!!

What about the pendant?

I decided to just add the nest setting. 

When you have an ornate earring, the necklace should be very simple. Amp it up but do not create a confusion between your neckline and/or your ears/head. 

Besides, you can remove both tassels of each earring and add them to the pendant, and VIOLA!

I must admit that this was a very very very very challenging piece. 

For the tassels I used beautiful Israelicut white topaz from India, silver pyrite also from India and Swarovski crystals.  I also made a nice bead cap.  All other components are sterling silver.

I plan to make more pieces like this in the future. 

If you want to have one customized for you (something to wear for the holidays perhaps? *wink*), leave a comment or send me a message here.

The Things I Do for the Things I Love to Do

Stayed up ’til 4am this morning.  If the husband did not convince (read: force) me to go to bed, I’d be probably wake up until now.

Nevertheless, I surprisingly woke up after 5 hours without feeling any grogginess and finally completed the new set of orders 🙂

Here they are for your viewing pleasure:

Alexandrite: An Update

A few posts ago, I talked about this mysterious gemstone: its history, properties, characteristics.  I also wondered how I could incorporate it in my designs.

I love working with Alexandrite and so far, these are what I came up with:

The 2nd and 3rd photos were custom (personalized) requests.  The 1st and 4th are still available here and here.

Alexandrite is hard to get by so once my suppliers have them available, I stock up on them right away.  I have made a recent purchase:

Stay tuned to this blog to see what I’ve made these into 🙂

If you want to own a piece of this one of a kind gemstone, leave me a message in facebook or etsy.

Happy Halloween!

A day won’t pass without me greeting everyone a Happy Halloween!

We had a blast! Hope you did too 🙂