Posts tagged ‘gun metal’

fiery sunset earrings

i have a love/hate relationship with red but just a straight-up love relationship with orange.  (not sure where my red-phobia comes from, i can’t blame it on cabbage patch kid like i can with purple.)  when paired together, the orange tones down the ‘red-ness’ of red and makes it warm and toasty.  plus these faceted ruby quartz beads aren’t just red…they’re a deep ruby slipper kind of red.  so i can get into that.

add a bali sterling silver spacer bead (um, another fave of mine) and hang them from gunmetal, and i may just have to reconsider my feelings about red.

they’re available at my etsy store for $22 USD and would warm up any day.  even if there’s tons of snow and your capital isn’t functional.  ahem.

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February 15, 2010 at 11:27 pm Leave a comment

paisley power!

oooh, i love paisley!  i just learned that it’s supposed to be an artistic rendering of buddha’s hand, so that made it perfect that it had 7 spots–one for each of the major chakras.  so i added 7 gemstones, representative of each chakra: garnet, carnelian, citrine, peridot, apatite, iolite, moonstone.   each one is attached to the pendant with gunmetal wire.  the pendant dangles 2 inches from a gunmetal chain, measuring 19 inches in length.  finished with a gunmetal lobster clasp.

it’s available at my etsy store for $24 USD.  part of the new jalopy collection.

February 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm Leave a comment

queen of hearts

when i was little, i played the queen of hearts in alice of wonderland.  i hung onto the skirt i wore as part of my costume forever–i still remember it: red check gingham happiness.

when i saw these red beads, they just struck a chord.  they are a gorgeous bright red at the center with delicate swirls spinning out to a clear finish.  you have to see them to believe them.

i added gunmetal, bali sterling silver, and black matte czech glass beads to make them shine.

available at my etsy store for $20 USD.  perfect for your queen of hearts!

i’m still donating $5 for every item sold to the aid organization of your choice to help the victims of the haiti earthquakes.  i know it’s out of the media for the most part, but as someone who went to assist with rebuilding in mississippi a year after katrina, i can tell you the work has just begun.  you cannot believe how much devastation there can be.  let’s keep doing what we can.

January 31, 2010 at 11:59 pm Leave a comment

these are a few of my favorite things…

do, re, mi, fa, so, la, ti, do!  bare branches on trees, coffee, (empty!) bird cages, gears, tire swings, epoxy resin, gunmetal and oxidized sterling silver, full moons–the lower on the horizon the better, harvest moons (the best!), scrolls, damask patterns, velveteen, milk glass (especially the kind with the bumps on it), tattoos, letterpressed paper, anything orange and aqua together, coffee again, my dogs, the branching of coral/ganglia/river deltas, sitting by a campfire, roasting marshmallows, whiskey/bourbon and cigars (but only together), the way dew beads up on grass, flannel sheets, the silhouette of birds on a wire, elephants, owls, upstyled vintage items, etsy, and of course, anything handmade!

hang the moon

check out my newest addition to my favorite things at my etsy store!  i combined a cool branch with an orange capiz shell and a milk glass drop to make this stunning one-of-a-kind necklace.  i hung the moon on gunmetal chain, which i doubled up for more visual impact, then finished it all off with a gunmetal lobster clasp.  i love gunmetal!  i love bare branches!  i love milk glass!  i love orange!

now you can hang the moon anytime you want.  it’s available at my etsy store for only $26 USD.  that’s a pretty good lunar deal for something so fun.

and i’m still donating $5 to the red cross for every item purchased through my etsy store!  so you can help haiti at the same time as you adorn yourself.  another good deal.  if i do say so myself.

January 28, 2010 at 2:30 pm Leave a comment

smolder and sparkle

paired with a white t-shirt or rocking the sparkle at night with that little black dress, this duo is ready for anything.

the bracelet has glass beads, swarovski crystals, and freshwater pearls in earthy browns and smoky grays clustered together around a gun metal chain. each cluster is wire-wrapped with sterling silver wire. bracelet measures 7.5 inches long and finishes with a gun metal lobster clasp.  it’s available at my etsy store for $52 USD plus shipping and handling.

the earrings are made from cut swarovski crystals, facted glass, and thai silver spacers.  ear wires are sterling silver and earrings are 1.5 inches in total.  they’re available at my etsy store for $36 USD plus shipping and handling.

December 18, 2009 at 9:35 pm Leave a comment

gunsmoke necklace

delicate but edgy: smoky grey and blue fire-polished czech crystals and milk white glass drops dangle from a gun metal chain. each bead is wire wrapped and chain is finished with a gun metal clasp.

perfect with any one of your black shirts but it also looks great with lots of other colors!

necklace measures 19 inches in length.

it’s available at my etsy store for $28 USD plus shipping and handling.

December 15, 2009 at 4:51 pm Leave a comment


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