Friday, March 28, 2008

Second In Series...Women in History

So here it is the second piece in my new series. I was thinking of picking just one First lady, but then all I could think of was pearls, so I combined them. The piece features white freshwater pearls, pink swarvoski pearls, and sterling silver. Even though the design is very simple I believe it makes an elegant statement.

The word pearl has become a metaphor for something rare, fine, and admirable. Who better to represent this then the following first ladies:
Mary Todd Lincoln, Jackie Kennedy, & Nancy Reagan

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

New Series Women in History

I will be starting a new line of Jewelry. Each Piece will represent a Woman or group of women in history.

The first piece is Godiva. I was browsing thru some pictures and came across this gorgeous print. I just love the colors and textures represented.

The rich texture of the featured inspiration photo match the lucious swirls of color in the lampwork beads by glass artist's, Dhea & Russ Powers. They are accented with shimmering Swarovski crystals in rich light Siam. Lots of Bali sterling silver polishes off this lovely design. If you click the picture you will see a larger one with more detail.

Make sure to check out more gorgeous lampwork by Dhea & Russ here:

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Zodiac Challenge

This bracelet was made for the Zodiac Challenge on the BHV. We were challenged with creating a piece, inspired by our own Zodiac symbol, element, planet, flower or gemstone. My zodiac sign is Taurus - The Bull, I chose to create a piece with turquoise as it comes from the earth.

I recently attended a gem show where I acquired the turquoise nuggets used, found this gorgeous focal to make sure it had a certain bold flair and sterling silver to bring it all together.

Count Your Blessings

I recently participated in The BHV Count your Blessings Challenge. This piece was inspired by my blessings. We were challenged to list 5 things in each of the following catagories and create a piece that would represent them: Loved ones, Beautiful things, Things I like about me, Things that make me smile, goals/aspirations. The angel charm is representing my grandmother as I know she watches over us all every day. Flower charms for the beauty of nature, Butterflies for new beginnings, Purple swarvoski crystals because that is my favorite color and they are beautiful, and last but not least the Milk tea agate ovals because they I love gemstones and they reminded me of the moon. Members pieces were submitted and then there was a drawing for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. I was fortunate enough to be chosen for 2nd place! I am so excited as I have never won anything for my jewelry designs. We even get prizes!!