Saturday, March 28, 2009

A Night At The Opera - the Earrings

What do you picture when you think about going to the opera? No, no, no. I don't mean being bored and falling asleep. lol! When I think about going to the opera, I think about getting dressed up in the fanciest dress I can find, getting my hair done into an upsweep at the salon, and finding some glamorous, stunningly gorgeous jewelry to make the whole look really pop.

These earrings are definately that type of jewelry. The brass filigree looks drop dead gorgeous with the peridot Swarovski crystals and with every little movement you make, you get a new bit of sparkle.

Not only could you pair this up with a fancy dress, though, you could wear these earrings to dress up just about any outfit, even jeans and a t-shirt!

These earrings are 2.25 inches (5.06cm) long from the top of the oxidized sterling silver ear wires and are 1 inch (2.25cm) wide at the widest point.

These earrings are available for sale here -

Friday, March 20, 2009

A Trip To Nantucket - Victorian Style Blue Chalcedony and Sterling Silver Necklace

Elizabeth was nervous and she could feel it. She and James had been to Martha's Vineyard together a couple of times already. They had even pulled off quite a ruse both times. There was a religious gathering in Oak Bluffs in the summertime, one that they both enjoyed attending and had made some good friends while there. However, it was a tight community. The tent plots and new houses sprouting in their places were literally only a few feet apart from each other, and, being a religious community, an unmarried couple rooming together was heavily frowned upon. So in order to pass unnoticed, they pretended to be married, though neither of them were in any hurry to be wed. She could do this without batting an eye, yet this time was different.

This time was different indeed. This time they not only would be spending time on the Vineyard, but they would also be "island hopping" and catching the steam ferry over to Nantucket, for the expressed reason of spending time at the estate belonging to James' family. In fact, his parents would even be summering there.

This summer would require a performance unlike any that had come before. The parents would not be so easy to pacify as the folks in Oak Bluffs. They would be scrutinizing her like a bug under a microscope. And though she had the attire of a fine lady, and had the act down pretty well, there was no fully hiding the person she was inside, the one with the questionable upbringing.

There was a knock on the door. The carriage driver had arrived to pick her up. Like it or not, the time had come. She took a deep breath, adjusted her necklace and fastened the last buckle on her steam trunk. It was going to be a long summer indeed. **************************************************

The Trip to Nantucket necklace will impress even the most critical of parents with it's elegance and beauty and anybody else for that matter. It is so dramatic and stunning, yet simple and classicall at once. It is composed of big, gorgeous blue chalcedony beads, which are framed by the most incredible looking "big leaf" silver plated bead caps. All of this hangs from a delicate sterling silver chain, sterling silver lobster clasp and a sterling silver extension chain, all of which has been heavily oxidized for a dramatic look and the beauty of age. There is also a pretty little blue Swarovski crystal at the end of the extension chain.

This neckalce is 18 inches (40.50cm) long and extends to 21 inches (47.25cm).

This necklace is available for sale here -

Monday, March 16, 2009

A Glimpse Back In Time - Purple Cathedral Necklace

Allow this beautiful piece of wearable art to take you back in time. Back when the world was a kinder place and the world was full of beautiful architecture and elegant clothes. Slipping this necklace on your neck will make you feel like you are a part of history, but the look will fit so elegantly into your modern day wardrobe.

This stunning piece features gorgeous amethyst colored fire polished glass beads, which are all flanked by delicate filigree bead caps. This pretty little row all hangs from a sterling silver chain, sterling silver lobster claw clasp and sterling silver extension chain, all of which has been heavily oxidized to give it an intense look and the beauty of age.
The necklace measures 18 inches (40.50cm) long and extends to 21 inches (47.25cm).

This necklace is available for sale here -

Sunday, March 1, 2009

In the Presence Of Royalty - the Bracelet and the Earrings

There are some things in life that just make a person feel so regal, just like royalty. This bracelet will definately be one of those possessions.

These are an absolutely gorgeous piece of wearable art. The baroque style earrings and bracelet are entirely handcrafted from scratch. They are made from beautiful faceted Rhodocrosite beads, which look quite purplish next to the sterling silver, which I heavily oxidized to give it depth and the beauty of age. The sterling silver links are wire wrapped, but I've also soldered them under those wraps for extra strength. The earrings hang from silver plated chains, which in turn hang from oxidized sterling silver ear wires.The earrings are 2.75 inches (6.19cm) long from the top of the ear wire and are 1 inch (2.25cm) wide at the widest point. The bracelet is 7.5 inches (16.88cm) long and 1 inch (2.25cm) wide.

If you are interested in the 2 pieces as a set, please send me a convo - I'd be happy to work with you on a discounted price for the set!!Your earrings will come in a free gift box tied with a pretty satin bow.

You can find the two for sale here - and here -