Showing posts with label Chunky Necklace. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Chunky Necklace. Show all posts

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Raw Artists' Showcase // Provocations @ Solas in Raleigh on 10/3/2012

Hi everyone,

It's been a while since my last post, but I've been quite busy writing my dissertation prospectus (which I will defend on 10/5) and preparing for my first RAW: Natural Born Artist's Showcase. I have a number of pieces planned to make between now and then (and beyond!). So, if you need to update your jewelry wardrobe or are thinking ahead to the winter holiday season, you may want to drop by the RAW Showcase // PROVOCATIONS from7-11pm at Solas in Raleigh on Wednesday, October 3, 2012. The showcase will also feature live music, a fashion show, studio and performance artists, and so much more.

So, come join me for an awesome night of local and underground talent! You can support me by purchasing a $10 ticket in my name (see below).

Links galore:
If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP here:
Just remember that If you're planning to attend, please buy a $10 ticket by 9/30/12!
Direct link to tickets for my showcase:
(The last day to buy tickets for $10 & support me is September 30, 2012; they're $15 on the day of the showcase) 

If you buy a ticket, let me know, and I'll email you a special thank you code for use at the showcase and/or for future use at my Etsy shop, (Just me know in person at the showcase and use the code at my Etsy shop.)

(The last day to buy tickets for $10 & support me is September 30, 2012; they're $15 on the day of the showcase)

You can buy a ticket in my name even if you can't attend. And doing so can help another friend get in the show for free. If you do this, let me know, and I'll email you a special thank you code for use at my Etsy shop,

A few more details:
-Time: 7-11pm 
-Solas Raleigh is located at 419 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh
                   -There's a parking garage across the street, parking on side streets, and valet.
-Cocktail Attire
                   -I'm looking forward to this...
-I'll be accepting cash and all major credit cards.
-See the event flyer and learn about all the other amazing artists here:
More about RAW:

Many thanks in advance for your support! I'll have a lot of new pieces along with my full Bohemian Earth Etsy line. 

Much love,

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Frida in Socorro: One of a kind!

Frida in Socorro: 
First in a Series of Frida Kahlo Inspired Necklaces

Perfect with a range of colors!

Frida Kahlo is one of my favorite artists and I've been planning this series for over a year.  It took me about that long to collect the materials necessary to bring life to my dreams.  Expect a few more Frida Kahlo inspired pieces as summer 2012 progresses.  There may also be a pair of earrings or bracelet in the works as well.

Featuring Coral, Turquoise, Jasper and More...

On a life-size bust.

Find out more on Etsy.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coming this week...

Here's a small preview of what I've been working on...

"Enter from the East" Earrings featuring cloisonne beads, lapis, orange jade, and 22kg plated accents

"East/West" Necklace featuring turquoise, carnelian, agate, copper & jade

Two new necklaces!  One features 24kg coated Mykonos beads, African trade beads, frosted pink glass, & pink quartz, and the second necklace. hanging lower, features rhodonite & moonstone

"Southwestern Sunrise" Bracelet featuring carnelian, agate, Baltic amber, and tie-dyed turquoise

 These five new pieces will be available on Etsy 
by the end of this week!


I also take custom orders.  
Here are two two special order earrings I made for a friend...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

I'm back!

Dear friends and fans,

I've been away for far too long, but, alas, studying for and completing my PhD exams took precedence over making jewelry.  The good news is that I passed all eleven hours worth of my exams (the last exam was just this past Monday the 27th), and, to celebrate, I've made three new necklaces that are full of spring colors !

I'll post these lovelies within the next week and hopefully I'll have a couple of pairs of earrings to share as well.  For now, here are a few preview shots!  


These necklaces feature rose quartz, amethyst, turquoise, olivine jade, and much more!

A length for every occasion!

Etsy shop link!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Kathmandu Dreams III

...Kathmandu Dreams III

I think "Kathmandu Dreams III" is just lovely and the combination of yellow, blue, and red exudes sunshine and warmth. It is the third necklace in my Kathmandu Dreams series.

The focal point of this necklace is the solid brass pendant, which features coral, resin, and turquoise inlay. The pendant, which was designed and handmade by a Nepalese artisan, invokes a horseshoe shape finished by a dramatic flourish of red coral and blue turquoise.

 One set of handmade Nepalese yellow resin beads echo the resin in the pendent and bring a sense of unity to the design. Coin shaped blue Val Verde turquoise with lovely matrices, faceted deep red coral complete, and tiny handmade solid brass beads complete this necklace.

Turquoise is a powerful healing stone that can help wearers with meditation, balance, and communication. It is also a protective stone that enhances love, friendship, and loyalty. Coral brings peace, settles emotions, and protects against depression. It also helps with intuition and visualization (source:

Including the artisan-crafted solid brass clasp, this moderately lightweight necklace is an impressive 22" long, or matinee length. The pendant is 3 1/2" long by 2" wide. The resin beads are 1 1/2" by 1/2".

Friday, November 18, 2011

Pawfect Match Rescue Howliday Shop Preview!

I've been busy busy busy this week (and last week, and the week before...)!  Here are a few preview shots of what I"ll have at the Howliday Shop (yes, there's more)!  Learn more about this event here.

Sky Heart Necklace - SOLD

Jade Dreams Earrings -2 Pairs - SOLD

I'll also have items from my Etsy shop.  Check out the inventory here on my blog, as I"ll be putting my shop in vacation mode during the Howliday Shop!

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

*SOLD* The Rachel - OOAK Pink Jade Necklace with Lucite & Vintage Lucite, Ceramic, and Antique Bronze Globes

I have a bad habit.  I love to make pieces that become instant favorites!  This necklace, The Rachel, named for my best friend who suggested the basic color scheme, is one of those instant favorites.  It is bohemian, one-of-a-kind, and full of color and texture.  If you don't like to receive compliments, or have pieces that you can wear  with a host of colors and for almost any occasion, then this isn't the necklace for you!  But, if you do love to hear, "Where did you get that?" or "Wow, what a necklace!" then The Rachel is definitely a Bohemian Earth design you should seriously consider (and, you'll know that you are the only person wearing this one-of-a-kind piece)! 

Many materials went into this necklace's design.  It features hot pink jade gemstones, six black and gold Lucite globes, two vintage faceted aged gold Lucite beads from Turkey with an amazing pattern, four ceramic globes with beautiful greens, browns, and a touch of turquoise blue, and two antiqued brass Bali style beads, which make Earthy, tribal, and bohemian centerpieces.  Antique bronze discs are interspersed in the front third of the necklace and two sparkly blue goldstone beads, an adjustable clasp, and an antique bronze Kwan Yin charm with pink jade and blue goldstone dangle complete the necklace.

The necklace looks great with a range of colors from black to white to pink and even yellow.  This is due to its many hues that are enhanced even more by light.  When I bought the ceramic globes in New Mexico years ago, I loved their color along with their pattern and texture.  I use these globes sparingly and I think this design wouldn't be complete without them!  The black and gold Lucite balls are textured and pick up the color of the centerpieces and vintage beads.  Wow.  I really love this design, and I know you will also!

Looks amazing with so many colors!
The is necklace is of moderate weight and measures 18 1/4" at its shortest length to 19 1/4" at its longest length.  The largest globes are just under an inch in diameter.  The dangle near the clasp is about 1 1/2" long and the Kwan Yin charm is the size of a quarter.

Detail of centerpieces
Detail of clasp and Kwan Yin charm dangle
Detail of lower 1/3
Love Love Love!!!

My Stormy Neptune earrings also go well with this necklace.  Read about them here and buy them on Etsy.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Coming Soon...

Coming to this week...
with details and additional pictures available here at my blog

The Rachel Necklace


Pink Lantern Earrings

Both are one-of-a-kind!

Friday, August 12, 2011

*SOLD* Amazonite, Vermeil, and Mother of Pearl Necklace: Kathrina - OOAK

Kathrina: Elegant and bohemian...

"Kathrina" is the first necklace in my high-end collection featuring vermeil, amazonite, and a mother of pearl stone encased in a 22 karat gold plated brass pendant.  This one-of-a-kind necklace is both classic and bohemian as its design combines an elegant shade of aquamarine blue with matte gold components with  organic textures.  The name Kathrina, a variant of the Greek name Katherine, means "pure," which I feel is apropos.

Each faceted amazonite stone is a natural pastel shade of aqua blue and is separated by a piece of faceted vermeil.  There are over thirty pieces of vermeil, 22 karat gold plated sterling silver, in this exquisite necklace.

The focal piece of this necklace is a mother of pearl stone in a beautiful 22 karat matte gold plated brass pendant.  Three matte gold plated brass drops add interest and movement to the centerpiece.  The mother of pearl is a lovely opalescent white and looks stunning set against the matte gold frame.  The pendant is 2 1/8" wide and 2" long from top of bail to end of drops.


Two organically textured 22 karat gold plated brass tubes echo and compliment the textured bail of the mother of pearl pendant.

Near the ends of the necklace are two 22 karat matte gold plated brass cones with floral scalloping and a lightly textured motif.  Tiny white shell beads terminate each side of the necklace and add balance to the design.

The necklace ranges from 20 5/8" to 22 1/2" long.  At 22", or matinee length,  it is versatile for office, evening, and casual wear.  And, worn at it's shortest length, it would look lovely with a v-neck or sweetheart neckline wedding gown.  Kathrina closes with a vintage-style lobster clasp (see the first three images of this post for details).

For those interested in the necklace's metaphysical properties, the combination of mother of pearl, amazonite, and gold make this necklace perfect for increasing intuition and creativity.  In addition to the latter properties, Amazonite is associated with the throat chakra, which helps communication and understanding.  Mother of Pearl, also known for its ability to increase one's intuition and psychic abilities, is associated with the heart chakra.  Because this necklace has a high gold content, it is important to note that gold holds and therefore increases the energies of the other stones in the necklace (source here) . 

You can buy this necklace here at my Etsy shop !