Posts tagged ‘orange’
my favorite candy and now my new favorite necklace! i love the saturated hues of these tumbled glass pebbles but couldn’t quite figure out what to do with them until recently. i’m pretty proud of the finishing touches, too, like the knot in the tangerine silk cord:
and the funky button closure:
love it! just wanted to share.
i normally think of hand-tooled leather as being for belts or cowgirl boots, but when i saw these beads, i thought that leather might have a place on ears, too. the pattern reminds me of a river delta. or maybe desert dunes. something soothing in its repetition.
the lines on the leather had been dyed with a lovely orangey-tan, so i looked to carnelian, a personal favorite of mine (yay orange!). together, they looked so great that i didn’t add much else: just a bali sterling silver spacer. i hung them from sterling silver earwires; because of how they hang, they have a little movement to them.
i recently learned how to oxidized and hand-burnish sterling silver to give that shiny metal a little dark edge. the oxidizing deepens the color, ranging from a reddish coppery hue to a dark blue-black. for these beauties, i took the wire out of the sulphur solution about halfway through, so they are a dark grey color. then i hand-burnished them with a brass brush to even out the tone and give them some shine.
when paired with smoky quartz, citrine, and hessonite (an orange garnet), they look infinitely better than bright white sterling slver. they’re available at my etsy store for $32 USD and are part of my delicas collection.
perfect for adding an edgy classiness to just about any outfit, day or night, they would make a great valentine’s gift (wink, wink; nudge, nudge!). they can still get to you in time as long as you order by the 10th of february. i’ll continue to donate $5 for every purchase made at my etsy store until v-day to benefit the victim’s of the earthquakes in haiti. sure to warm everyone’s heart.
mmm, caramel. i think the sterling silver might get stuck in your teeth, though, so this one is best worn around the neck. i just want to wear it to ward off the doom and gloom of the rain clouds on their way.
this one-of-a-kind necklace measures 19 inches, though i’d be happy to shorten it for you, and it’s available at my etsy store for $50 USD and arrives, as usual, nestled safely in my handmade paper box.
and i’m still donating to the red cross: $5 for every item purchased through my etsy store! and for everyone who ‘hearts’ my store by adding me to their etsy favorites (you’ll need to sign up for an account if you don’t already have one, but it’s free) i’ll donate $1, no purchase required.
i love orange! so i love carnelian, and these faceted beads are eye-catching and just flat out fabulous. i’ve paired them with 3 tiny micro-faceted beads of hessonite, an orange garnet, for maximum orange. the facets throw off the light as these individually wire-wrapped beads dangle from your ears.
i’m still donating $5 for each item purchased through my etsy store to the aid organization of your choice to help the victims of the haiti earthquakes.
just for fun: these darling vintage lucite coral beads paired with 3 faceted opaque turquoise blue czech glass beads. blue beads are wired wrapped with sterling silver; earwires are sterling silver as well.
earrings measure 2 inches in length, including earwires.
they’re available at my etsy store for $20 USD. i’m still donating $5 for each item purchased through my store to an aid organization of your choice to help the victims of the haiti earthquakes (i donate to the red cross if no organization is specified). and if you add my store to your favorites on etsy (you’ll need a free account), i’ll donate $1, even if you don’t make a purchase. free for you, help for haiti!
this wood pendant just spoke to me at the bead store, so i brought it home, and man, am i glad i did. i don’t know if it’s algae or coral or a brain cell, but i really like it. i added some red coral (sustainable source) and hammered balinese sterling silver, then strung it on a hand-sewn black silk cord. it’s finished off with a sterling silver lobster clasp and i kind of hope no one buys it so i can keep it.
it’s available at my etsy store for $40 USD plus shipping and handling.
fragile but fiery: faceted carnelian rondelles in deepening shades of orange culminate in a faceted carnelian center stone. each stone has its own sparkle that dazzles in the light. the sterling silver lobster clasp secures it on your neck.
necklace is 19 inches long.
it’s available at my etsy store for $108 USD plus shipping and handling.