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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Grey Pearls in a Classic Setting

While this is not my first multi-strand necklace, it is my first two strand necklace which has parallel rows. It is definitely not as easly as it looks. You need to adjust the pearls just right so that the rows run parallel and align correctly.

The beautiful fresh water grey pearls and the swarowski crystal inlays are just timeless and together they form a piece that can be worn for any occasion, on any dress. The sterling silver clasp is the perfect accent which enhances the piece.

I absolutely loved the earrings too. I didn't want to make dangling earrings as the person I made it for doesn't wear danglers.

It is a graceful piece, one of the traditional classics.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Pink and Black - Absolute Elegance

I visited my family recently and thought what better than to take hand made jewelry as gifts. It can't get more personal than that. Before starting on each piece,  I first thought about the person it was for, her likes and dislikes. The next phase was to think of a design which was age appropriate and attractive.

For this piece I decided to go with a design that is timeless and elegant. The pastel pink pearls and decorated black cloissone beads complement each other extremely well.

Though it looks like a simple design, I must confess that the earrings were the biggest challenge. I had to create a base before I could do the beading. I used lessons from the Pearl Flowers to make a strong base and a floral design. It's a great feeling when I can apply lessons learnt from a previously made design to something else.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Pearl Flowers

I finally took pictures of these earrings. I made these a while ago, and I finally got around to putting them on my blog. These earrings go along the necklace in the Pearl Swirl post. They turned out to be very beautiful! I was definitely pleased with the wire wrapping.

The tough part was creating a base for the earrings which could hold the earrings up properly. Being rather large fresh water pearls, the overall earring turned out to be on the heavier. I used a soft leather material to create the base and wove the metal into the leather material.

The earrings and the necklace together dress up any outfit.

Monday, November 1, 2010

Pearl and Hematite Hoops

These are beautiful hoops- simple and elegant.

They are the perfect complement to my black and white necklace, and while they don't detract from the focal piece, they are absolutely gorgeous on their own.

These are made from natural pearls and a hematite bead.

Monday, October 25, 2010

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever!!!

This is a piece I labored on for quite a while from start to completion. Two needles and several beads later, it was ready. I had bought the focal agate piece about ten months ago. As soon as I saw it, I knew that I wanted to enhance the beauty of the stone by embellishing it. I really looked forward to completing this piece, especially as it took so long. I could finally see my vision come to life and I must say that I am very happy with the end result.

The frame of fresh water pearls, seed beads of silver, grey and black colors focus the attention on the pendant. The chain of fresh water pearls and hematite adds to the overall necklace without detracting from the pendant.

The ends are embellished with silver accents and a beautiful clasp.

This piece will enhance any outfit, casual or formal.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Linking Pearls Together

This is an old piece back from the time that I started making jewelry. It's a beautiful strand of pearls linked with silver links. I used silver wire to link these beautiful fresh water pearls together. This is a classic style which is always in fashion and adds grace and elegance to any outfit.

I believe a strand of good pearls is a must in one's jewelry collection. It is just like that set of black trousers one should have in their closet.  Something that can be worn for any occasion.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Classic Black and White

I made this set for a friend and I am glad she really liked it. This has possibly been my toughest project thus far. This was because I had to try at least a dozen times before I got the lace around the focal piece right. I was finally able to make the pendant I had envisioned. The inspiration came from the focal stone. This is a beautiful stone focal (I forget the name of the stone). The surface is beautifully polished, almost reflective. Once I had the main piece, the ideas just flowed and the necklace was born. I am extremely pleased with the end result.

The necklace is made of cultured fresh water pearls and czech black crystals.

This is how it looks when you turn it around, so it can be worn either way.

I didn't want the earrings to take the attention away from the necklace, but also wanted them to have their own presence and I think they do. The earrings are simple and elegant pearl and black crystal drops.