Friday, March 4, 2011

~ New Tree of Life Medallions ~

Spring is definitely in the air.  I've been 'wishing' it here for several weeks.  The peeks of bulbs coming up, the winds, the brighter sunshine all whispers of the emerging season~
My last post showed you some of my color inspirations, this post is revealing a few of the medallions that will be used to created the inspired designs.
The smallest is larger than a quarter, the other two are huge and amazing!  Beautiful citrine will be a feature of all three finished pieces.  The colors of spring will be the perfect companion for these three beauties.
Here's the back sides, showing you the words.
Rumi, Emerson and my own words complete these pendants.
I have various tree inspired designs listed in my etsy shop.
My tree of life designs.
Happy Friday! 

Thursday, March 3, 2011

~ Emeralds ~

My latest gem purchase included the prettiest emeralds I've ever had the pleasure to work with.  The color is breathtaking, the shape is simple and lovely.  I've been looking at these stones for almost a month, trying to decide how to use them.  Two bracelets are now listed in my etsy shop and I have quite a bit more waiting to become something beautiful.  Paired with oxidized sterling silver findings and my bronze medallions, the look is simple, rustic and lovely~

This bracelet has a bronze medallion reads 'faith' and an aquamarine gemstone bead dangling from the adjustable link chain.  You can find it here.

The other is similar in style, but has a Sleeping Beauty turquoise accent and the word 'hope' on the medallion.  You can find it here.
Emeralds are thought to bring the wearer health, both emotional and physical, as well as wisdom.  An excellent gift for a college student or a loved one to wear as a reminder that you are thinking of them during the hardships of fighting an illness. Emeralds are timeless and one of nature's most beautiful creations.
Happy Thursday! 

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

~ Inspiration ~

These are some of my latest inspirations.  I draw designs from a color palette in a fabric swatch, the complimentary colors of a flower growing in a patch of glass or the beautiful subdued coloring of an antique dish.  These are a few of my favorite things that inspired current designs that I'm working on~

This chair is spectacular!  If I could figure out where I could put it, I would be saving every extra penny to have this feminine beauty from Wisteria.  I love the soft linen with the 'new' look of the caning and the vintage look and finish of the frame.  The perfect mix of old and new.
I wanted to design pieces of everyday jewelry which have the same soft and lovely 'feel' as this chair.  From this, a bracelet and earrings made of smoky quartz, garnet, pearls and silver were inspired.
Photos coming soon~

This fabric just makes me giddy.  I love everything about it!  The aged look, the colors that are used and the way that it just 'looks' comfortable.  It's pretty and carefree.  

I see this and think aquamarines, bronze, creamy glass, citrine and dark wood.
Pictures to come of the creations inspired by this print.

Here's my newest design, just in time for spring wedding fever.  A magical Herkimer diamond custom set in recycled silver. Eternal Love is handwritten on the inside of the band.  Unique and eco friendly.
View it here.  See all my work here.
Happy Tuesday!