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Happy Valentine’s Day!

How did your day go?

The hubs and I spent it at home.  Yes, it was just another day at work for us and school day for the little one but we went home early and spent more time together.  The little one gave us a card they did at school while the hubs gave me this:

The people at work wore something red but I didn’t and wore my usual blackoffice suit.  I didn’t even think of wearing any red accessory.  My boss noticed this and I realized, maybe I should have worn something to commemorate the event?

For those in the same situation, here are a few things available in my shop:

24k vermeil filigree ear studs, handmade discs, Swarovski crystals

Austrian crystals, red coral, 14k gold

Garnet ear studs, carnelian, 14k gold

Red coral beads, handmade 14k gold discs

Carnelian, orange jade, 14k gold

red turquoise, 14k gold

Rubellite, red tuquoise, 14k gold

Red coral, sterling silver

Red turquoise, garnets, sterling silver

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!!!

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Trio Burst

The request:  Make a jewelry set that will match the dress of a client’s wife

The dilemma: It has to be done in 2 weeks.

The solution: I asked the client to send me a photo of the wife’s dress.  I received the email 5 days later.

The dress had hints of red-orange.  It had a satin sheen that displayed darker colors under different lights and under shadows.

I was at lost with what necklace design I could make.

I had to make the necklace stand out against the dark and light effect of the dress but without making a distraction.  I wanted to make it blend but not really. I wanted to craft it in a way that the client’s wife will be able to use it on formal occasions, during casual days, and even at the office.  That’s the ClassicSparklers’ trademark: versatility in all aspects.

The dress’ neckline grabbed my attention and I knew I had to start with that.

Also, the client’s wife wanted me to use the garnet gemstone.  I made a rundown in my head if I had enough available in stock. The garnets that I had have a dark, wine red color.  With my 14k gold, they will stand out, yes, but they will look too drab plain.  I had to add something else.

After considering all these, I was finally able to create another beauty:

I used garnet, carnelian and rubellite, thus calling it “Trio Burst”.  They gave good contrast to the garnet while at the same time adding texture because of their difference in size.

Also, I used pyrite for that usual sparkle!

But this would not be a ClassicSparklers piece if it were to be used ONLY for this occasion, right? So I gave it the ability to turn into these other options:

Notice something missing compared to the first photo?

It’s this pendant:

I made this part detachable so that the client’s wife can use it separately with a nice gold chain or a satin ribbon.

But I did not stop there 🙂

If you would like me to create something as fabulous and one of a kind as this set, you can contact me thru:

1.  Drop me an email at thedesigner@classicsparklers.com

2.  Leave a message at my store

3. Or simply leave a comment in this entry.