Sunday, December 14, 2008

Prayer Box Pendant

This is a special pendant, made especially for me. :-) If you want something similar, let me know, and you and I can make one especially for you! :-).

This is made with sterling silver sheet. I have etched the inside of the box with a sacred Indian symbol called the "Sri Yantra". It is a symbol of manifestation, healings, and Divine blessings. The lid of the box has 7 petals sawed into it. I have hand made the prong basket, and set a 36 carat lemon yellow Topaz in it. Topaz is said to be a very powerful stone in aiding manifestation, healing, abundance and it is also said to bring much joy to the wearer. I have bezel set 7 small Lapis Lazuli cabochons around the Topaz.

The way I will use it is, I will write down my prayers for anyone in a small piece of paper, and will put it in inside my pendant. The length of the chain makes the pendant hang right at my heart. This way, anyone I pray for, will always be within the healing energies of the heart center.

The chain is a single viking knit, made in 24 gauge sterling silver wire.

Mallika's bracelet

A very special little girl said to me, she wanted a bracelet in pearls for her birthday. So I made this one especially for her her lovely delicate wrist. These are pink fresh water pearls, and the clasp is a silver Bali one.

Sunday, December 7, 2008


I've had the honor of being tagged by dear of my jewelry making online friends who's work I really really love! :-) Now I need to tag 7 people who have blogs, and list 7 random things about myself. Like Nikki said, finding 7 people who haven't been tagged yet will be difficult, so I'm sure I'll tag people who have already been tagged. :-)))

7 Random things about me:

1. I wake up really really late.
2. I'm a hopeless romantic.
3. I'm crazy about angels.
4. I'm a dreamer, and most of the times I live in my dream world.
5. Swords and wings fascinate me.
6. I have developed pimples on my chin.
7. There are beautiful mountains in front of my house.

So now I have to find 7 people to tag...this will take a while :-).

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Ruby necklace

The stone is an opaque Ruby, color enhanced. The pendant is made with sterling silver, and the chain is a single knit Viking knit chain. The clasp and chain extensions are made with sterling silver wire. The necklace has been heavily antiqued.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Natasha's Amethyst Moon

Tube setting

I have set a CZ in a sterling silver tube on a sterling silver circle which I have domed. What you are seeing is the convex side. The historical importance of this piece is, that I was setting this stone right at the time when Obama was declared winner of the presidential elections in November of 2008. Many see him as a light within a very dark period. The darkness being the situation of economic recession, increased crime rate as a result of economic hardships that people are facing, wars around in this world, terrorism etc. And many look upon him as one who will bring about change - for the better. And in this way, this pendant signifies this situation, where the silver disk is darkened with silver black, and the cubic zirconia shines brilliantly in the middle of it all. I wish I had a diamond to set, but since I don't, CZ will have to do :-).

Friday, November 7, 2008

What Your Taste in Art Says about You

This is what it says about me :-).

Your result for What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test...

Balanced, Secure, and Realistic.

19 Impressionist, 13 Islamic, -2 Ukiyo-e, -27 Cubist, -21 Abstract and 7 Renaissance!

Impressionism is a movement in French painting, sometimes called optical realism because of its almost scientific interest in the actual visual experience and effect of light and movement on appearance of objects. Impressionist paintings are balanced, use colored shadows, use pure color, broken brushstrokes, thick paint, and scenes from everyday life or nature.

People that like Impressionist paintings may not alway be what is deemed socially acceptable. They tend to move on their own path without always worrying that it may be offensive to others. They value friendships but because they also value honesty tend to have a few really good friends. They do not, however, like people that are rude and do not appreciate the ideas of others. They are secure enough in themselves that they can listen to the ideas of other people without it affecting their own final decisions. The world for them is not black and white but more in shades of grey and muted colors. They like things to be aestically pleasing, not stark and sharp. There are many ways to view things, and the impresssionist personality views the world from many different aspects. They enjoy life and try to keep a realistic viewpoint of things, but are not very open to new experiences. If they are content in their live they will be more than likely pleased to keep things just the way they are.

Take What Your Taste in Art Says About You Test at HelloQuizzy

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Poppy Jasper Pendant

Ok, this didn't turn out the way I wanted it to. In fact it is VERY different from what I had in mind, but this ain't bad either ;-).

Made with Poppy Jasper and sterling silver.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Name stamped Cherry Quartz Pendant

I had made this tiny pendant for my 10 year old's buddy Anu. Sterling silver and Cherry Quartz. Her name is stamped on it.

Chrysolcolla Pendant

Made with a lovely Chrysocolla cabochon and sterling silver.

Tourmaline Movable Ring

Made of sterling silver. The band on top is movable, and is roller printed with the veins of a dry leaf. The stone is Tourmaline. Size 7.

Jade Necklace

Made with Orange Jade central briolette, fresh water pearls, tiny white and honey Jade beads and sterling silver and fine silver wire.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

All cold connections piece

This is a Jasper set in sterling silver...this piece uses only cold torch has been used. The chain is made with fine silver wire and green fresh water pearls.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

South Sea Shell pearls earrings

I had made these earrings a while back, but never got around to taking pictures. So the silver has tarnished a bit. Maybe I should oxidize it completely.

The big dangly pearls are South Sea Shell made from shells. The teeny pearls are fresh water pearls.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wire sculpted tiny pendants

These are both oval Amethyst cabochons and sterling silver wire.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Hearts Entwined

This was made from Eni Oken's tutorial. Gold filled wire, Ametrine, and Green Amethyst.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tarun's Cradle

This necklace is made for a new mum, who is absolutely in love with her baby. The sentiment behind this necklace is, "I will always cradle you within my heart, my child, my love, my Tarun". Tarun is the name of the baby. The pendant is a cradle, made of sterling silver and fine silver. There is a hand made fine silver heart inside the cradle with Tarun's name written on it. Also attached to the heart is a green fresh water pearl. Four Turquoise beads hang from the cradle. The chain is a sterling silver rolo chain. The clasp is handmade too with sterling silver, fine silver and a fresh water pearl. :-)

Click on a picture to see an enlarged photo.

Monday, May 5, 2008

YOJ Week 18: Sacred Rites - Childbirth

These earrings are made with flat Kyanite briolettes, sterling silver and fine silver wire. They speak about child birth...the silver frames depict the womb, and the Kyanite is the new life, going through the birthing process, making its way to ths world.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

YOJ Week 17: Citrine earrings

These are earrings made with delicious looking Citrine briolettes, small Citrine and Carnelian beads, fine silver, and sterling silver wire.

Friday, April 18, 2008

Week 15: Hello all! Back from India :-)

I am back from my India trip...I was disappointed because I was so busy I had only one day to go gemstone shopping.

Anyway, here is my week 15 entry. Not on theme. This one is inspired from Lisa's jewelry. I love her work!

This pendant is made from a Turquoise briolette, and sterling silver wire, antiqued.

YOJ Week 14

I'm updating the blog after a long time. Was away in the weeks of YOJ don't seem to be following any normal sequence.

This was another order to complete before going. This is a tiny quartz crystal, very special to a young man. His girlfriend is going away on a long trip, and he wants her to go with complete freedom, so that she is free to be herself, free to do whatever she wants with her life. He says he wants to set his love free, and if the love returns, it was his, or never was. So he wanted me to create a pendant for her with this crystal that means a lot to him, and give it butterfly wings to symbolize his setting her free. She is looking for her Celtic roots, so he wanted Celtic symbols in the wings, and he wanted most of the wings to be empty space, because he wanted the crystal to be the focus. So that is what I did. I added the Celtic Triquetra on the tips of the wings. And the rest of it is mostly free. He was very specific about what he wanted...and thankfully he was more than happy with the result because according to him it "matched his vision and then some".

YOJ Week 16: Brazil Culture

Well...this is not really about Brazil "culture" as such. But when I was looking up Brazil, I read it is known for its blue blue oceans and powder white beaches. So I used that information to create this pendant. The blue Howlite cabochon represents the oceans, and the white pearls surrounding it stand for the white beaches. Of course, now it looks more like a pond than an ocean. LOL! But we'll leave it at that.

I have used Eni Oken's tutorials on netted bezel and border for netted bezel on this.

Monday, March 17, 2008

YOJ Week 13: Affirmation bracelet with swan clasp

Not on theme. Theme was Morocco Culture.

Made with sterling silver, hand stamped, formed, handmade clasp.

Friday, March 14, 2008

My second piece to be featured in the Beadage magazine

This is a Hematite necklace made for Diana. The pendant is a Hematite cabochon sculpted into a pendant with sterling silver wire. The clasp is hand made too. The "chain" is made of Hematite beads and fresh water Pearls.

This is the link to my Beadage magazine feature:

Right now it is new , so it is on the main page of the magazine:

But that will change with time :-).

And this one was my first piece to be featured in Beadage. It is made of gold-filled wire, gentuine faceted Citrines, and fresh water pearls. This piece now belongs to Dana. The link to this piece in the magazine is:

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

YOJ Week 12: Stormy Weather

The theme was "Stormy Weather", and as I rummaged through my beads, stones and other focals, I found this lovely mermaid, made of carved wood, resting so comfortably and safely within what looks like a shell. So I made these waves of storm around her...the storm that made her decide to rest inside, and day dream of her merman. Kind of like what we like to do when the weather is stormy...snuggle inside a warm comforter and day dream. :-))))
The bead is carved wood, and the stormy waves are tarnish resistant sterling silver, and fresh water pearls.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

YOJ Week 11: Cross (not on theme)

The theme for YOJ this week is Barbados Culture, but I'm not on theme. I really wanted to try Iza's tutorial for making a cross. It has a heart shaped pearl in the center, and I tried to make a halo with Labradorite beads...but instead of looking like a halo, this element is making the cross look like a key! And I royally messed up the weaving, especially on the left arm...what can I say Iza? I have crucified your!

But...I think it doesn't look bad for a first attempt at it. I will love wearing it. The clasp is hand-made too. I have attached 2 Labradorite beads to the chain as well. The piece is made with sterling silver all the way.

Next time it will be better :-).

YOJ week 10: Pisces

Well...I'm not really on theme, but Aquamarine is a Pisces stone, so kinda there :). This was a commissioned piece by a beautiful Jamaican lady called Dyan.