Thursday, December 31, 2009

Teddy Bears and Roses earrings

Teddy Bears and Roses EarringsThese very long and dangly shoulder brush earrings feature super cute copper teddy bears and garnet beads swinging at the ends of solid copper chain. Topped by beautiful, handmade polymer clay roses in a romantic, deep red color and finished with lovely copper bali ear wires.

The highly detailed teddy bears are exceptional quality TierraCast products (copper plated over culinary grade lead free pewter).

Length: 4 5/8 inches (11.7 centimeters)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

LOVE JOY HOPE message pendant

LOVE JOY HOPE message pendantLOVE JOY HOPE message pendant

I have created this message pendant in copper with the words LOVE JOY HOPE hand stamped on it. Then I hammered and textured it and put it through an antiquing process to add depth to the designs. I'm particularly pleased with the gorgeous rainbow colors the patina has brought out in the copper! Finally I hand polished the pendant to bring out the details.

Acknowledge these beautiful energies in your life by wearing this pendant as an affirmation. Or gift it to someone special and spread the love.

STOP AND SMELL THE TYPOS... copper pendant

STOP AND SMELL THE TYPOS... copper pendant

A pendant designed to remind that there's no need to be perfect always. Just go with the flow...

I created this pendant in copper with the phrase "STOP AND SMELL THE TYPOS" hand stamped on it (some of the letters are lopsided and the word TYPOS has been misspelled with an extra E for good measure). Then I hammered and textured it and put it through an antiquing process to add depth to the designs. The patina brought out some gorgeous rainbow colors on the copper. Finally I hand polished the pendant to bring out the details.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

ARIELLA feminine swarovski pearl and fine silver earrings

Ariella EarringsA simple, elegant pair of earrings made with fine silver wire and Swarovski crystal pearls.

The wire has been twisted, shaped into a wavy spiral design and lightly hammered. The fabulous Swarovski pearls add a classy touch to this modern design. The curved ear wires finish off the earrings beautifully.

Length: approximately 2 3/4 inches (7 centimeters).

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Every Existence Would Exist In Thee - Charlotte Bronte quote necklace

Every Existence Would Exist In Thee - Charlotte Bronte quote necklaceMrs. Pillai was my favorite English teacher at high school. In our 11th grade, we studied Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte under her and she had a way of bringing out the depth and passion in that dark story. During one of the classes she told us a bit about Emily Bronte's life and about her sister Charlotte Bronte and then she proceeded to quote this beautiful verse from a poem written by Charlotte Bronte:

"Though earth and man were gone,
And suns and universes ceased to be,
And Thou were left alone,
Every existence would exist in Thee."

That verse made a huge impression on me and has stayed with me all this time.

After all these years, when I was pondering on what beautiful words to inscribe on my necklace, the quote popped into my head and I knew I had to use it!

I created the pendant on a heart shaped thick (18 gauge) copper base by hand stamping the words "EVERY EXISTENCE WOULD EXIST IN THEE", then I hammered and textured it. Then attached it to a solid copper cable chain with a lobster clasp.

Charlotte Bronte Quote NecklaceI put the necklace through an antiquing patina process to add depth to the designs and hand polished it to bring out the details and give it an old world charm.

Finally a gorgeous, deep red, dyed onyx charm as been attached to the bottom of the heart to give it that extra dash of elegance.

Length of chain: approximately 16 inches (41 centimeters)
Heart size: 1 7/8 inch (4.8 centimeters)
Pendant length including the onyx charm: 3 1/2 inches (9 centimeters)

ALURA rose quartz and swarovski crystal ear threader earrings

ALURA earrinsA dazzling pair of earrings featuring fabulous 15 mm diamond-cut Rose Quartz rounds and amazingly sparkly pink Swarovski crystal bicones on sterling silver box chain ear threaders.

The rubber stoppers at the ends can be removed and the threaders slipped into the ear piercing at whatever length you like them. Then the stoppers are pressed onto the tips of the threaders for safety. They look like little crystals and add a great finishing touch.

Length: 5 inches (13 centimeters).

Monday, December 14, 2009

Frostwind - exquisite fine silver wire and Swarovski crystal pearl brooch pin

Frostwind Brooch PinA gorgeous pin loaded with opulent AB Swarovski crystals, classic Swarovski pearls, beautiful fine silver Thai roses and a pristine white artisan lampwork bead. All of them have been wrapped with fine silver wire onto a large silver plated kilt pin.

The combination of these luxurious components results in a rich, shimmering and extremely elegant brooch. The dangles make a soft, pleasant tinkling sound.

Width of pin: 3 inches (7.5 centimeters).
Length of longest dangle: 1 3/4 inch (4.5 centimeters).

Frostwind Brooch Pin

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Rico and Diego the mustachioed brothers together again

Rico and Diego met at a movie audition. Rico (the red guy) was auditioning to play the character of a man who had just encountered his twin from whom he had been separated at a carnival when he was a little boy. Diego (the yellow fellow) was auditioning for the part of the other twin.

When Diego went up to the stage, he started to sing a song and suddenly there was a whoop and the next thing he knew, the red colored stranger, Rico, was hugging him tightly with tears in his eyes.

It just so happened that Rico and Diego were in fact twins who had been separated at a carnival when they were 8 years old. Fortunately they had a family theme song that their mother had taught them should such an occasion arise.

Through all those years of being apart, the boys never forgot the song. And it was precisely this song that Diego had just broken into when Rico recognized it!

After all these years (30 to be exact), the brothers have found each other again and they couldn't be happier. They have become absolutely inseparable, like all brothers ought to be, and spend every moment together making up for all those lost years.

They enjoy watching the ocean while sitting back to back and like finding shapes in the clouds as they lie on the rocks but the one thing most dear to their hearts is to play hide and seek so they can relive the insanely joyous moment they found one another over and over again. :)
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