Archive for the ‘Jewelry’ Category

TAD – Last Day! Day 28 Watermelon Tourmaline with Magnetic Clasp bracelet by smac

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Okay! So, things I learned about magnetic clasps…they’re really difficult to work with if your tools and/or findings are metal! :)
I was going to make this a two-stranded bracelet, but I think in the future I should string the beads before dealing with the clasp.
Thank you everyone for your awesome creations and comments. As usual, TAD has rocked!

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TAD Day 22 that I forgot to post on Day 22 doh! Cat’s Eye and Lab Opal earrings by smac

Sunday, February 28th, 2010
Here it is, the last official TAD Day and I just realised I hadn’t posted this particular day…Day 22. So I am posting now. I’ll post my last creation after I create it. :)

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TAD-Day 26 Faceted Labradorite Discs with Freshwater Pearls Knotted Necklace by smac

Friday, February 26th, 2010
This is a semi-replica of a necklace I made years ago that a friend of mine really liked. I tried for months to find the same pearls I used in the first one, but to no avail. The hardest part is knotting between each pearl. How do people do this for a living? Hand cramp!!!
I hope you can see the awesome opalescence in the labradorite discs. So beautiful!

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TAD Day 21 – Opalite and crystal cubes with square sterling silver wire earrings by smac

Sunday, February 21st, 2010
Don’t be such a SQUARE…okay so they’re cubes, but it is square wire.
This square wire looks so cool…in theory, but is rather difficult to work with as far as repeating a look is concerned.
Instead of twisting, I just bent. Next thing to learn: silver soldering. It’s been on my list for eons.

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TAD – Day 16 Sterling Silver wire with Swarovski Crystal drops and Crystal Rondelles by smac

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010
I call knee surgery for non-TAD posts the past few days and am posting 2 pair of earrings today to celebrate ability to sit for more than 15 minutes with knee un-elevated at my jewelry workshop (and to catch up). Can you tell I was into these green drops today?

The above shot is to show the hammering on the wire since it’s not really visable in the first shot.

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TAD Day 11 Faceted Adventurine Briolette with Labradorite drops and Hammered Sterling Silver Wire Necklace by smac

Thursday, February 11th, 2010
I couldn’t resist trying to work these amazing labradorite drops into something. I’m having fun with hammer and anvil, though I’m still working on technique so I can repeat designs. Not sure if I’ll be posting anything tomorrow as am having knee surgery, but who knows!? Maybe I will come up with some kooky post anesthesia design!

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TAD Day 10 Faceted Crystal and Freshwater Pearl Earrings by smac

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010
I can’t get the brilliance or the color of these earrings to come across in photos, but as I’m sure you can gather, they are of the sparkly nature. Must be a theme.

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Thing-A-Day Day 9 “Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams” Jet Black and Champagne Crystal with Sterling Silver Wirework by smac

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010
Timeline Shmimeline. I took out these crystals together and they had to stay together. A match made in Heaven? Perhaps. Maybe I’m harkening back to my black and gold high school colors…but probably not. I kept hearing Robin Leach wishing you champagne wishes and caviar dreams, and somehow this bracelet materialized under my needle nose pliers. I banged a little on the wire to give it some hardening and texture. My camera skills did not capture the sparkle, but believe me, it’s there. (I also used a cute little magnetic heart clasp. No fumbling!)

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Thing-A-Day Day 8 Swarovski Crystal Drops and Starlight Silver Square earrings by smac

Monday, February 8th, 2010
In a hurry today so just went with sparkly.  I love sparklies.  Anyone else have Secret of Nimh flashbacks when you see that word?

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Thing-A Day Day 7 Colored Tiger Tail, Pearls, Rose Quartz and a Carved Stone Rose by smac

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

I have no clue what the rose is carved of! It’s a semi-precious gemstone. It isn’t adventurine. I don’t think it is jade. It’s not jasper. Stumped! But it’s beautiful! And I got to playing with the different colored nylon-coated tiger tail which was fun.

I also got an order for my new design in black, so I thought I’d throw them up here. I had to make 3 of them because the first two were not a match. I guess I should make another to keep the odd one company.

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