When you view the image of an authentic ruby, its beauty will make you think of love and passionate emotions. The Ruby is considered to be one of the most valuable stones on earth. The color looks more Magnificent when it gets finer and rarer.
As many of us cannot afford the most precious rubies, I have found that red beach glass can move us with its warm color and beauty too. Of course, one cannot compare the majesty of the Ruby to the simple red sea glass. But sea glass when used for decoration, can beautify a woman, who would like to look special, too. Never underestimate the artistic collaboration of the sea, salt,wind and time when creating a beautiful piece of sea glass!
As July birthsone is a Ruby, I have handcrafted this month a few jewelry items with red beach glass
The first of my jewelry pieces with red sea glass is a handmade necklace handcrafted with sterling silver where I have assembled a few free form hammered silver loops to create created a basic pendant.
On the pendant I soldered a sterling flower which I have pre- designed for various uses and next to the flower, I set a bezel with a ruby red sea glass in it. I added two silver chains from each side of the pendant, added the clasp and then gold plated the whole necklace. The outcome is a rather pretty necklace just ready to be worn on July or any other month.
Another item I have created this July is a pair of free form sterling silver dangle earrings in which I set two pieces of ruby red sea glass:
As you may see, one can look rather unique without having to spend hundreds of dollars on Rubies. The sea, and my humble self, will provide them to you with love!
Sometimes I check photographs of jewelry I had handcrafted in gold, and came across this 14k Gold necklace which I’ve designed and handcrafted in the shape of baskets connecting to each other with loops on their backs.
The “baskets” were made by creating a model in that form, in the Repoussee technique and then cast into 14k gold pieces. The loops are handmade and soldered to each part seperately after hanging them on the bow on their open flower shaped side.
Length of the chain is 45cm. The clasp is a 14k gold hook.
This chain is a model and can be custom ordered.