Showing posts with label Fish. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Fish. Show all posts

Thursday, November 24, 2011

*SOLD* Bohemian Engagement II: OOAK Necklace


Bohemian Engagement II

 This one-of-a-kind necklace is fun, bohemian, and full of texture and pattern. The necklace will make a statement with its asymmetrical design and black cinnabar lucky fish focal piece.  This is the second in my bohemian engagement series, which means it was born on a whim (the materials found themselves together and I liked the way they looked!).



Blue mosaic turquoise, green cinnabar, and black and gold Lucite globes make up the composition and hematite rondelles near the ends of the necklace add interest.  This necklace is 16 1/2", so it rests just above the collarbone beautifully.  (See the first image featuring a life-size bust.)


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!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

River's Way Bracelet: Custom Order

A custom order with an inspired, yet spontaneous, design...

River's Way


The owner of this bracelet gave me free reign with a design, and because she is a dear friend, I wanted it to be unique, very wearable, and reflective of her personality.  I thought my Teagan bracelet would be a nice foundation to base this new design on because of it's versatility and color scheme (blue is the owner's favorite color).  
 
This bracelet, of an intentional asymmetrical design, features blue-green mosaic turquoise, turquoise blue chips, a gunmetal wire globe, and a lucky fish charm near the Tibetan silver toggle clasp.  Asymmetrical placements intrigue me because I feel they they add movement and liveliness to designs..  When I completed this bracelet, the first image that came to mind was the movement of a bright blue river flowing through a vibrant. fertile landscape; thus, "River's Way" was born. 

 


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.  Find out more about Turquoise here.   The blue turquoise chips add color and dimension to the off centered focal point of the bracelet.  I've had these blue chips for a long time, and only a limited amount remain.  They are a rich turquoise blue and may be either natural turquoise or dyed howlite.  The lucky fish charm (the only one I have) is suspended by an iris blue stream of Delica seed beads, which adds uniqueness and a touch of youthfulness to the design.


For more one of a kind bracelet designs, see these listings on Etsy:
http://www.etsy.com/listing/80301573/white-pink-magnesite-turquoise-black
http://www.etsy.com/listing/78619117/green-empress-bracelet-green-cinnabar
http://www.etsy.com/listing/77650266/lillian-bracelet-yellow-jade-amethyst

Sunday, June 26, 2011

A Gathering of *SOLD* Pieces

All of the pieces featured in this post sold at my line launch back in May, but I thought I'd share pictures and a few details about each one to showcase the kind of designs I love to make.  These are all one-of-a-kind pieces, but similar sister designs may make their way to my Etsy site in the future.  Enjoy!

The EarthLandSea Necklace
 This necklace features  turquoise jasper coin beads, blue mosaic turquoise rondelles, a one-of-a-kind clay bead, African bone beads, gold-plated spacers, and a gold tone toggle clasp.  The colors are a meeting of earth, land, and sea.  I seriously love this necklace!    I'm glad it has a beautiful friend to wear it!

Moroccan Lantern Earrings
 I intended these earrings to be limited edition, but supplier problems rendered them one-of-a-kind.  These earrings feature purple acrylic beads with a contemporary (yet reminiscent of Moroccan) design.  Antiqued copper floral beads and tiny purple seed beads complete the design.  You may see a similar design soon, but these are the only ones for now!

Napoli Necklace
 

Named for the Italian city of Naples, this choker echoes the colors in Naples' flag.  The necklace features oval red and green jasper beads that are a rich hunter greenish-black and steel gray with spots of green and red throughout.  Each bead is different, making this necklace truly unique.  Carved red cinnabar flowers and a golden flower clasp complete this elegant design. 
This necklace has a matching bracelet that I will post for sale on Etsy soon!

Teagan Bracelet
 

I take the time to name all of my pieces and choose names that reflect a piece's spirit.  I named this bracelet featuring blue-green mosaic turquoise and an antiqued copper focal bead "Teagan" because of its flecks of rich teal.  So, I hoped to capture the color I loved in this bracelet within its name.  I may make copies of this bracelet, but because each hank differs in coloration, each bracelet will ultimately be one-of-a-kind.

The Lucky Find
 
 

I love this bracelet!  It gets its name from the antique curio shop in Cristina GarcĂ­a's novel Monkey Hunting.  This bracelet features a carved black lucky cinnabar fish of Asian design, frosted yellow fire agate rondelles (that change color in water), lava rounds, silver-plated spacers, and an awesome Tibetan silver lucky fish clasp.  As with Teagan, I may make copies of this bracelet (because I seriously love it).  But, as I said above, each hank of stone differs in coloration, so each bracelet will ultimately be one-of-a-kind. 

Twilight Bracelet
 
 

I love lapis lazuli and I love the dynamic energy of this bracelet.  This bracelet features lapis lazuli stick beads of varying sizes accented with silver-plated spacers and completed by a Tibetan silver toggle clasp.  As with Teagan and The Lucky Find, I may make other bracelets in this style, but, to risk sounding like a broken record, each hank of stone differs in shape and coloration, so each bracelet will ultimately be one-of-a-kind. 
Look for more lapis lazuli items on Etsy soon!

Blue Empress Necklace