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Turquoise originality needle wrapped in 10k solid gold wire.
The needles hang from 14k solid gold ear hooks with cubic zirconia focal in the most brilliant amethyst color.
Drop from top to bottom is 2 inches long.
Dangle earrings that is organic in construction but elegant and classic. The design makes it wearable during the day, while the cubic zirconia makes it formal to wear at night.
Now available in my shop.
A lovely winter plant that blooms from December through March.
Petals of beautiful smooth kyanite briolettes woven together with 10k solid gold wire. The winter look is completed with a enigmatic opalite faceted briolette drop.
Measures approximately 1.75 inches from top to bottom.
Now available in my shop.
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:
A client wanted something big, but not too big. Round. With turquoise gemstones and definitely not a dangler. Something that can be worn during the day but classy enough for the evening.
A vague description with very little to work with. This is why I do not sketch any of my designs. I love to experiment and I like seeing my imagination run wild. Most of all, I try as much as possible to incorporate my signature designs to the client’s description.
Thus, the final product:
I went to my supplier today to buy my gold and silver wire. You see, whenever I go on buying sprees for my jewelry, I prepare a list of what to buy and only bring enough money. Sometimes to the exact centavo. I asked for the usual and almost had a heart attack when she rang up the bill!!!!
She explained that gold prices have increased internationally, and if gold goes up, so does silver.
Yikes! I should have bought more during my last purchase, which was about two weeks ago!!!
I really panicked because there were other things I still needed to buy……
Packages of beautiful stones arrived in the mail over the last two weeks and I instantly got excited!
As you can see I have agate, lots of chalcedony, carnelian, rock crystal, jasper, garnet, lucite and lots lots more. This was my first purchase abroad (meaning: outside the Philippines). The investment was more than what I usually spend on stones here, but the quality of these are way much better.
I can’t wait to execute the designs that are already crowding my head!
Here are some of what I made:
Everything is now available at my etsy shop.