Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Sterling Silver Celtic Cuff Bracelet

This was a great project to practice precise soldering. I used two different gauges of wire and it took three stages of soldering. The circles are lightly hammered, and the whole thing was oxidized.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

My First Cabochon

This stone is a local jasper, and it's my first attempt at cutting and polishing stone. I think I did pretty good if I do say so myself! (I would have polished a bit more, but it was getting late) It's a large shield shape, about 1 1/2 inches from curve to point. I can't wait to do more!

Thursday, January 11, 2007

African Sapphire and Sterling Silver Earrings

Two different styles with the same materials, sterling silver and African sapphires. Both pairs are about 2" long from the top of the earwire.
The sterling "wave" type earrings were hard to photograph, the silver really catches the light as they move.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Multi-Stone Eni Oken inspired bracelet

A lot of different stones, including amethyst, aquamarine, carnelian, peridot, garnet, kyanite, iolite and labradorite. There are even a few creamy fresh water pearls here and there. It's all ut together with many feet of sterling silver wire.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Silver and Copper Earrings

I'm going through a phase of making silver and copper organic feeling earrings, with a bit of a modern/contemporary flair, a lot of oxidized and brushed finishes as well as circles and curvy flowing shapes, I hope you like them!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Five Pairs of Earrings

silver circle studs, coin pearls aquamarine and amethyst, silver and chyrophase, silver wire wrapped teardrop hoops and silver with coin pearls.