Thursday, March 12, 2009

New Designs During Trying Times

Even though I wasn't feeling 100% this weekend I had a lot of inspirations going on in my head and so I forced myself to sit at my jewelry table and create. I'm really pleased with the results.

Now during the week I'm creating even more and I cannot wait to share with you some of the new things...they're a big challenge for me so I'm very proud of how they are turning out.

But this weekend I stuck with simple. Like these simple Freshwater Pearl and Fine Silver Twisted earrings. They're so cute that I may have to keep a pair for myself. I think they'd make really great bridal earrings for a bride who wants something a little different. I'll have to show them to my little cousin, who is getting married in August, and see if she likes them. I am of course doing her jewelry. *grin*

I must have weddings on the mind because several of the pieces I made were definitely wedding themed...even though I would wear them to work as well.

The design of this Freshwater Pearl Sterling Silver Necklace allows me to use extremely high quality pearls but not have to charge an arm and a leg. The largest pearls are near round and near 8 mm with gorgeous luster. They were not inexpensive pearls for me to buy wholesale but I had to have them.

Of course I had to make matching earrings too. The luster really shows up well in these photos, but in person they are even more beautiful.

I also finished a non-wedding, funky piece of jewelry ... another lampwork dangling necklace like my Mermaid's Tail. The lampwork is done by the same artisan and I really do wish I could find her name.

I made this one with 14k gold filled accents instead of my usual silver and think it turned out really nicely. Your thoughts?

I had quite a few other creations, some of which I haven't even posted to my shop yet. I'm definitely falling behind in taking photos and posting...I'm creating too fast. lol

Check out my 1000 Markets shop to see my new work as I add it this week and next.


Sandee (Comedy +) said...

They are all very pretty. You do very nice work.

Have a terrific day. :)

DJ said...

I love the twisted earrings a lot, very beautiful & simple.

You have beautiful items & I enjoy reading your blog :)