Friday, October 02, 2009

Random photos and custom necklace design.

I've been incredibly busy lately making jewelry, my favorite thing! These are a few pieces that sold before I could get them on the website.

Purple, passionate purple. I never have purple jewelry for long, which is a good thing, right? I loved making this 3 strand purple bracelet, that is now wrapped, and ready for some lucky mother-in-law for a Christmas gift, this was priced at $45.

That's right, there are actually organized women already checking off items on their gift buying list for the impending holiday shopping season. I'm impressed. I need to get cracking on my list...

Now this necklace was purchased (it was only $40) for a lucky lady just because she deserved something new for fall. I loved this golden yellow carved flower penda
nt and paired it with golden yellow glass beads hand knotted on chocolate brown cord.

Recently I was asked to donate jewelry for a silent auction at TasteFest in Roswell, Georgia. It's a fundraiser for Roswell High Schools' student and booster organization. Erika will be attending this school in 3 years, but let's not go there, I'm still adjusting to middle school.

I wanted to design a custom necklace with soccer elements and the school colors,
black, green and white. This is what I created (pictured right). It's a sterling silver oxidized chain, hanging from that is a sterling silver soccer ball charm, black and green Swarovski crystals and a white Swarovski glass pearl. I actually had a round toggle clasp that was not working properly, meaning, it wasn't staying together. Well, I needed to figure out a way to use it in a different way. So I took the round part and hammered it in the oval shape, and hung the soccer ball from it.

Naturally, I needed to
create custom earrings to go with the custom necklace, so I used the same sterling silver oxidized chain, and hung it from hand forged sterling silver ear wires, wire wrapped green, and black crystals and white pearls dangle below.

On another note, at Blake's school it was spirit week, so he decided on this look for tacky/wacky day. Looks like he's due for a haircut!

By the way, nice socks.