Sunday, December 14, 2008
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.
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
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
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
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
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.
Thursday, November 6, 2008
Made with Poppy Jasper and sterling silver.
Friday, October 31, 2008
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
Saturday, September 27, 2008
The big dangly pearls are South Sea Shell pearls...man made from shells. The teeny pearls are fresh water pearls.
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
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Monday, May 5, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Friday, April 18, 2008
I have used Eni Oken's tutorials on netted bezel and border for netted bezel on this.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Made with sterling silver, hand stamped, formed, handmade clasp.
Friday, March 14, 2008
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
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
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 :-).