Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs

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Sterling Silver Casual earrings

  • May 30, 2012 7:29 AM

Sometimes I look at all the remains and scraps of silver which I collect while I work at my work bench, and say to myself “You must do something with it. These scraps are lying there and should be made into something”. So a few mornings ago, I  sat decidedly at my table,  picked up the sterling silver pieces I had collected  from the box, and was at a loss what to do with them. Knowing that my creativity develops once I begin, I picked a piece of paper and started to draw shapes of earrings, chose one of the shapes in my drawings and began to hammer the scraps, filed them, granulated a few tiny ones and soldered them to the larger ones,added the earwires, tried them on and went to the mirror to see what I have come up with. I think I did not do too badly. Hope you agree!

 

Riorita Handmade Casual Silver dangle earrings

Riorita Handmade Casual Silver dangle earrings

 

ECO handmade Sterling silver earrings

 

Size of each earring: 26mm x 9mm (about 1″ x 0.35″)

They are light, pretty and dangley. Just in time for summer!

Double Sided necklace Silver and Facetted teardrop Crystal Dangles

  • May 20, 2012 10:05 AM

Lately I have bought a set of red wine crystals which I simply could not resist! They looked like garnets to me, but they we not. They owned a very similar hue – deep crimson, and when one looks at them carefully, through the light, they have a slight brownish tint – just like red wine drops.

Yesterday I have matched them to sterling  silver slab  which I sawed from a 0.6 thick silver.  I sawed the slab to a wavy shape, then  hammered and flattened. On the back of the slab I soldered nine thin tubes, to enable me to pass a thin 0.8mm sterling silver wire through them. I heated the top parts of the wires to create a tiny ball at the end of each of them, and then in the end, connected the inserted wires to the wine colored cvrystals, added sterling silver chains on each side of the  pendtt. I ended by oxidizing the silver.

I hung it on my neck and thought to myself : “That’s pretty!”, I also realized that the necklace I’ve handcrafted, coould be worn both sides. That is- whoever buys it will get a “two in one” necklace.

Double sided necklace Oxidized silver and crystals

Double sided necklace Oxidized silver and crystals

 

Double Sided Silver and Crystals Pendant Necklace

Double Sided Silver and Crystals Pendant Necklace

 

Double sided Silver and Crystals Necklace - side 1

Double sided Silver and Crystals Necklace - side 1

 

 

Dangely  Red Wine Crystals and Sterling silver Necklace - side 2

Dangley Red Wine Crystals and Sterling silver Necklace - side 2

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