Posts tagged ‘pendant’
it’s got the first day of spring, national reading day (celebrating dr. seuss‘s birthday on march 2nd), and texas independence day (yeehaw! get the day off in texas on march 2nd). new mexico celebrates pluto planet (?!) day on march 13th, we all celebrate the assassination of julius cesar during the ides of march (march 15th), and–pinch me! kiss me!–who could forget saint patrick’s day, another excuse for hallmark to make green, on march 17th. and of course, there’s the annual christian rite of biting the heads off chocolate bunnies. i mean, easter.
march has its own flower: the narcissus, a pretty little plant that forces it’s way up through the earth around this time of year as it insists that it is, finally, spring. if you’re in macon, georgia, celebrate the cherry blossom festival march 19-28. if you’re in japan, watch for “blossom forecasts” and go out and and have a picnic as you engage in hanami, the custom for enjoying the beauty of flowers (also usually cherry blossoms).
and then there’s the beautiful birthstone of march: aquamarine, pictured above in a wire-wrapped pendant with rock crystal, apatite, and a deep blue swarovski crystal. look for it soon at my etsy store!
and don’t forget to save a spider on march 14th and drink up for world water day on march 22nd.
i combined it with some of the sterling silver that i have oxidized and hand-burnished to a high shine. the cool blue black brings out the inclusions of the stone.
i couldn’t find a single strand that looked just right with this stone, so i entwined a royal blue leather cord with a periwinkle hand-dyed and sewn silk cord. it’s finished off with more oxidized sterling silver hardware.
i selected the paper from my collection and adhered it to the glass cabochon. then i seal the back with several coats of paint and sealant for a finished look. last i glue on the bail so that i can dangle it from a complimentary material.
strung from a chain, hand-sewn silk cords, or leather, they’re everyday chic. i think i need one to go with every outfit!
they’ll be available at my etsy store soon!
i felt like it needed a little something, so i added a tiny peridot to swing from the branches, wrapped with oxidized sterling silver wire. in keeping with the simple, timeless theme, i knotted it on a thin black leather cord. i wanted to keep it spare and classic.
it’s available at my etsy store for $26 USD.
and i’m still donating $5 to red cross for every item purchased from my etsy store!
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.
maybe i’m just a touch sentimental because i haven’t seen one in a while–and it’s not looking good, what with relocating to southern cal–but i love the concept of winter: snow, icicles, clear blue skies. you’ll notice there’s no shoveling, tire chains, or grey skies in my winter wonderland, but you can be sure there are sleds and hot cocoa with those little marshmallows.
yeah, childhood rocked. and i brought back the wonder and beauty of it with these of winter-inspired necklaces. put one on and remember the good times.
TOP LEFT: beautifully faceted quartz briolettes dangle like icicles from wire-wrapped sterling silver. this handmade, one-of-a-kind necklace is finished with sterling silver chain and a sterling silver lobster clasp.
necklace measures 20 inches in length but can be shortened to meet your needs at no additional charge. it’s available at my etsy store for $42 USD plus shipping & handling.
RIGHT: remind yourself of the breathtaking side of winter with this sterling silver and quartz necklace. faceted quartz in multiple hues are wire-wrapped onto sterling silver chain and secured with a sterling silver lobster clasp.
necklace is 18 inches long; stones drop 2 inches. it’s available at my etsy store for $38 USD plus shipping & handling.
it’s winter, it’s cold (ok, not in sickeningly sunny southern cal, but we do have some deciduous trees that have lost their leaves–so what if it’s from drought), and i love the iconic image of a lone tree biding her time for spring. when i saw this cool pendant, i knew i had to incorporate it into a necklace. i like to think i did it justice with this combo of copper, leather, and silk.
a handmade copper pendant hangs from a chain made of copper loops, hand sewn sea green silk cord, and tan leather ribbon. clasp is copper as well.
necklace measures 19.5 inches in length.
it’s available at my etsy store for $42 USD plus shipping & handling.