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Something For Me

Growing up in a Catholic family, its already in my blood to be religious.  How, you say? For as long as I remember, I used to wear a scapular every single day.  I only stopped wearing it in law school when the string tore in two.

So I guess this does not come as a surprise to create something with a religious theme around it.

My first product: a sterling silver necklace with a stainless steel medallion adorned with purple and Alexandrite Swarovski bicone crystals.

It turned out really okay cause after I wore it at several occasions (even to work) I suddenly received orders to make more.

Feedback was good, so I decided to come out with more — better and fancier — designs.  I’d like to keep it a secret for now but this is a sneak preview of what the “raw” material looks like:

How do you like it?

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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:

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.

Classic Weddings Part II

Ashlie requested for a grass-green jewelry set composed of a pair of earrings and bracelet for her 5 bridesmaids.  The wedding colors are purple and green.  I presented her with this:

THE EARRINGS: Crocheted sterling silver wire formed into discs surrounded by green swarovski crystals with smooth amethyst rondelle in the middle. Size 1 inch in diameter. Dangler earring that is very elegant and organic earrings. Sturdy construction but very lightweight.

BRACELET: Austrian crystals wire wrapped with sterling silver wire.

Ashlie loved the idea and request for a bridal headpiece.  All she said was that she wanted it white and sparkly.

edit:

Ashlie received the package already!

Gold prices are up!!!!!?!!!!

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……