Labradorite earrings

October 8, 2010

It´s funny how fast time flies. I´m always doing something for other people and lately I have been busy for doing jewellery for birthday gifts, for friends and for a client. Not to mention that I have full-time job and since last week I´m taking an interesting course after job so I get home around ten o´clock …at night, twice a week… but I enjoy it anyways.

So for a change I made something for myself. These are very simple and natural earrings made with labradorite gemstones and dark oxidized silver wire. The wire is 1mm wide and its singularity lies in that the more you twist it, the more it gets inflexible. It´s not very easy to work with it, if you don´t have strong hands.

Labradorite is very modest gray gemstone. First time when you look at it, it seems to be nothing special but it reflects light and on a right light it´s amazing, it will sparkle and reflect some blue shades.

 

Reflecting light

Front view. Labradorite is quite transparent gemstone.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Medusa earrings

August 31, 2010

Are you looking for something new and not so ordinary, something outstanding?

Let me introduce to you, the one and only… Medusa earrings.
These earrings are inspired by Medusa. In Greek mythology Medusa “guardian, protectress” was a Gorgon, a chthonic female monster, and a daughter of Phorcys and Ceto, gazing directly upon her would turn onlookers to stone. She was beheaded by the hero Perseus, who afterwards used her head as a weapon until he gave it to the goddess Athena to place on her shield. In classical antiquity the image of the head of Medusa appeared in the evil-averting device known as the Gorgoneion.

Why Medusa? because I usually know very well how my new creation is going to look like but not this time. This time I just took my materials and started to make something out, so I even can say that these earrings are very unexpected, they surprised me. It´s not the only reason. Since I was a little girl I’ve been fascinated by mythological creatures and the darker wire reminds me of Medusa´s hair. Medusa had snakes for hair.

Below is the picture of  Medusa made by Caravaggio who is one of my favourite Italian artists. I love his paintings and how he described the game of light and shadow.  His realistic works often featured violent struggles, grotesque decapitation, torture and death.

Medusa by Caraviggo 1595

Medusa by Caravaggio 1595

These are hanging earrings

These are hanging earrings

Made with dark oxidized sterling silver wrapped around silver wire. Glass stones are matched with a big grey moonstone.

Made with dark oxidized sterling silver wrapped around silver wire. Glass stones are matched with a big grey moonstone.

New semi precious stones

August 27, 2010

This morning  there was a new maxi letter with set of stones looking back at me in my mailbox. It´s always nice surprise to open your mailbox door and there they are, your new pretties. Awesome! That’s why I like to order stuff with post because you´ll never know when you get it and it is so exciting to wait and check you mailbox every morning. Are they arrived yet?

These new stones are especially delicious. A set consists of howlite turquoise, white jade and opal beads. I put that set up based on a howlite turquoise.

Howlite Gemstone meaning

They say that turquoise is suitable for elder and experienced people who have already achieved something in life. Maybe people over 50 years. But you don´t have to be 50 to wear them. 🙄 I think this blue and purple turquoise is also very suitable for younger people too.

But I like these pink opal beads most – when I took them out of the package, I had almost passed out.

Girls buy clothes and make up, I buy stones…Well, pretty stones 😉

 

Round pink opal, white jade and howlite turquoise

 

 

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