Thursday, November 10, 2011

Unique Handmade Fine Silver Jewelry for Great Holiday Gifts!

I've been busy using some of my newly acquired (and a few I haven't played with in awhile!) vintage bronze jewelry dies from Afghanistan to create new unique wearable pieces in pure silver metal clay..... still handmade by me in my little Ojai studio and fired in my mini kiln. And I decided to play a bit more with braiding Irish linen for cords in different colors.  It was a little tricky securing the braided cord ends in an attractive way.  I tried several different ways which failed my aesthetically critical eye and was about to give up (for the day, that is) when VOILA!, the Universe came to my rescue and a solution finally came through my thick skull.  I'm excited about the results... and I especially LOVE the braided red linen!

 All items available, or soon to be, in my Etsy online shop.






Floral Blossom Necklace





 

"A man who works with his hands is a laborer; a man who works with his hands and his brain is a craftsman; but a man who works with his hands and his brain and his heart is an artist."
~ Louis Nizer

3 comments:

joanne May said...

Beautiful necklace collection. I tried to view your Etsy shop, but I could not find the link here!

It's good to visit you again after such a long time away from blogging.

Have a great weekend.
Jo.

Cobalt Violet said...

Gorgeous! love them all but I I need that last one. ;)

K said...

What beautiful jewelry you have! The calmness and serenity completely comes through! I'll have to check out your Etsy shop!