Riorita Handmade Jewelry Designs

Design of handcrafted Jewelry in Silver and Gold with and without stones
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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!

Rose Gold Ear Stud Wheels with Granules

  • January 12, 2012 5:31 PM

  I love wheels. They are one of the greatest, most important  inventions ever. They Go back to prehistory to the neolithic period when they were made of clay by a potter. Today we take wheels for granted. We have them in machines, in all types of vehicles and  – they help us decorate ourselves by appearing in our jewelry.

Rose gold ear studs by Riorita

  I was thinking of wheels when I designed and handcrafted my Rose Gold stud earrings. They are handcrafted from sterling silver and are gold plated, but can be custom made in 14k gold.  They are combined of a small wheel soldered on top of a larger one. In my original design I added tiny balls soldered one next to the other around  each one of the wheels. I call these tiny balls granules. In my earrings the granules are shiny  while the background has a matt finish. Diameter of each stud is 0.9″ (about 22mm). They Can be custom ordered in yellow gold or sterling silver.

Rose gold ear studs by Riorita

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