- September 7, 2012 5:38 PM
A few days ago I returned from a 3 day trip to Venice. The sights and sounds, the great art of Tizian, Tintoretto, Veronese and many more, The people, the shops ,cafes and restaurants… the colors – are all still on my mind and in my heart!
So here I was back in my Studio, thinking what I should do next. I guess the romantic atmosphere of Venice had created a need in me to handcraft a pair of handmade earrings with flowers and ancient colors in them. I found two Tourmaline cabochons and decided to create a pair of silver flower earrings with these stones set in them. One of the cabochons is a beautiful wine color, and the other, which is the same size – about 9mm – in a blue green hue. The colors of these stones look as though they were taken from the wonderful paintings used by the great masters who have overwhelmed me in the churches of Venice. Here they are for you to judge:
I made two loops in sterling silver from a wire with the thickness of 15mm and bent them in a few random places to create a wavey freeform effect. Then I hammered them and added the bezeled Daffodils in their ends. I added two hammered ear studs which complement the hammered design, Oxidized the flower and finally set the stones.
The result is a pair of lovely dangle earrings.
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- April 3, 2011 3:18 PM
I have taken a very small break from my ancient coin jewelry. A really VERY SMALL one!
What happened is I found this awesome Rutil Quartz stone and decided to handcraft a ring of it. The stone has a happy translucent quality with golden threads passing through it from one end to another. Awesome stone!
I designed and handcrafted a sterling silver ring, added two small pieces of 14 Karat gold on each side of the stone for enhancement. I believe when you see it you will love it too!
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