i made these earrings last year after i came back from the detroit rock show. that was where i first saw drusy quartz stones. it was love at first sight. i bought these beautiful gold ones and made a pair of earrings for myself. i loved them and wore them all the time but after a while i got tired of the look of the post flat against my earlobes.
Thursday, October 13, 2011
i have another similar looking drusy that's more of an irregular oval shape. perhaps i will work on that one tomorrow...
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
i made this necklace as a gift for dina from her hubby. he called me up and said that dina loves my jewelry and would i make something sentimental for her? so this is what i came up with. i stamped dina's, derrick's, and mia's initial in disks i had punched out of silver sheet..i used a couple copper heart beads to connect the silver chains and i made a second necklace in gold that attaches to the longer one. i used sapphire beads (dina's birthstone) to connect the gold chains.
wear it well, my friend. ;)
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
a few weeks ago, a few of us made the mistake of going to the renaissance fair. i had never been and neither had alex. i knew we'd hate it, but alex kept repeating, "but i like medieval shit." so we went. and we hated it. but i came away with two good things:
this chunk of citrine...
...and this geode.
yup. that's it. i guess i just can't understand how the renaissance meshes with samurai swords and goths. i don't get it.
here are some other things that will accompany my new rocks. i got these two thingamajigs from aunty fatin's stash of awesomely cool stuff. the egg opens up and is velvety inside. i'm not really sure why that shell has metal ends, but i think it's pretty sweet.
aside from gathering inspiration from my surroundings and from the semi-precious stones i so love, i am always inspired by other artists. i recently bought this pair of earrings by kevia at hanan's (where i work). hanan and samia are so consistent in their buying eye. they always choose one of a kind, gorgeous pieces to fill our jewelry cases. my eyes couldn't get any wider when i was looking at kevia's collection. her work reminds me of middle eastern jewelry from decades ago but i also feel it's modern and evokes a simple beauty. check out her site here.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
hello friends. i apologize for my long absence. i've been working on lots of jewelry and we took a trip to chicago last weekend. here are some pictures i've been meaning to put up.
i hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the gorgeous fall weather!
one of the many bracelets i've been making thanks to andrea!