Moving right along, here is what my lovely sister and partner in crime, jewelry wise, gave me
I know exactly what this gift bag means ...
Ouh! so pretty!
Showing them off to the camera :)
If you look closely you'll see she made herself a gift or two while she went to pick up mine hehehe
This is reflected in my latest jewelry, I think
black Freshwater Pearls and Silver
I have bared the designs down to the minimum and I am liking what I see
These new designs where so fun to work with and cleared my thoughts so well i made over ten new pieces this weekend alone!
I guess you can call it jewelry-therapy
hand wrapped gemstones, Silver, and vintage treasures sculpture ring - rhinestones baby, rhinestones!
I keep going back and forth between Silver and Copper...
But I do tend to always use the same colours with one and other... For example, pink and Silver always come to mind... or Amber and Copper... I will try to force myself to mix and match other colours in the future...
This ring is version 2.0 of rings I made for xmas gifts... It should be much sturdier!
This ring features a black coconut shell flat bead, a vintage trumpet flower shell bead, a vintage Swarovski crystal, a vintage Rhinestones incrusted button, a vintage glass faux pearl, and an explosion of gemstones: pink Quartz, vintage Mother of Pearl, a Freshwater pearl, a hot pink pearl shell drop...
The ring base is hand wrapped Silver filled wire, and is approximately size 6.
You can see more here
Handspun, Handknitwool, plastic bag, lace, scrap fabric, silk scarf, scrap novelty yarn, plied with a grey thread for poof!
Trash was inserted between the thread and wool while plying for a "shag" effect.
This 36" scarf is all garter stitch and feels really nice next to skin. All of the "trash" lays on one side of the scarf.
Artist Rachel Marie has always been an inspiration for me, with her quirky and recycled yarns!
I just love the look and feel it has
I have been playing with Silver lately, but I always seem to come back to my first love...
This hand wrapped gemstones, Copper and vintage buttons sculpture ring features a vintage wood button, a vintage flower shaped button, a vintage faux pearl, a vintage tiki bead, a vintage trumpet flower shell bead and an explosion of gemstones: Mookite, Mother of Pearl, Cornelian… The ring base is hand wrapped Copper wire, and is approximately size 6.
You can see more here.
It's quite an honor!
I have a few new models in the works, to be revealed soon!
Congrats! and Thanks!
This "high quality wire from Germany is made specifically for the jewelry-making industry, and is considered by many to be second only to solid sterling silver". I learned a lot about wire before my purchase, thanks to the detailed item descriptions and patient replies to my numerous inquiries by cat dancing ranch.
Silver filled wire is made by "bonding sterling silver to a pure copper core". It will resists tarnish and wear and tear better than plated or coated wire - and is of a much higher quality - as it contains more Sterling.
Here is my first creation with this new material.
This ring features a vintage wood button, a vintage faux pearl, a vintage tiki bead, a Silver platted bead and an explosion of gemstones: Mookite, Mother of Pearl, Cornelian… The ring base is hand wrapped, and is approximately size 6.
You can see more here
She makes bags that are just to die for!
My personal favorites :
This is just the perfect way to start my day!
It features a gorgeous iridescent vintage button, lovely vintage glass faux pearls, Freshwater Pearls, a vintage Swarovski crystal...
I especially like the lampwork glass beads... they are a perfect match to the button!
Find out more here
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