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Friday, January 30, 2009
See all these people stopping by to see my creation? I'm so proud! Hahaha! Oh well, like my friend Kitty (who's idea this was) said, I can dream, can't I? ;-) To get your own pictures in a museum, or for other cool digital effects, go to http://www.dumpr.net/.
Posted by Swati at 12:03 PM
Thursday, January 22, 2009
The third week's theme is Claude Monet. So I picked up his most famous art work: Water Lily Pond. I decided to make a Blue water lily with Blue Topaz, Citrine, sterling silver and fine silver wire, and here is my lily.
Monday, January 19, 2009
The pendant is a huge Blue Sapphire, 167 carats, opaque, wrapped in hand woven sterling silver wire. The chain is really long, and made of segments of handmade sterling silver viking knit (single knit), and Sodalite beads and silver Bali beads. The clasp too is handmade with 16 gauge sterling silver wire. To see the picture clearly, click on the picture, and you'll see an enlarged version.
Sunday, January 11, 2009
Yes! This is my very own! My own to wear, and my own because I designed it...and I am going to make a tutorial out of it. I do like it a lot. And it is really simple to make. At least I think so. And after tumbling, the sterling silver prongs are holding SO tight! I am very proud of it. The stone is an opaque Ruby, and the wire is sterling silver. No soldering was involved.
TUTORIAL COMING SOON! :-D
TUTORIAL COMING SOON! :-D
Thursday, January 8, 2009
To buy this, please go to my Etsy Store.
With Christmas and New year gone, I was thinking how there's going to be a long blah period. I totally forgot the sweetness that Valentines Day brings! What does Valentine's Day mean to you? When I was younger, it meant romance. But now as a wife, a mum, a daughter, a daughter-in-law, a sister, a friend, a sister-in-law, aunt...and so many other roles that have become important, Valentines Day means simply Love....sweetness. It is also the day I met my sweet hubby for the first time. Valentines Day is a day for me to wish anyone I love...and there are so many I love. So many that I can't count. I hope it is the same with you.
So for Valentine's Day, I made this sweet necklace. A deep orange Carnelian heart, wrapped in sterling silver wires, following Judy Feskun's tutorial. Pearls too stand for innocence, love and sweetness for me, so I hung this pendant on a simple string of pearls, finished with a hand made sterling silver clasp. The fresh water pearls chain is 17.5" with the clasp.
This got me thinking...love is a great subject. I think for a while I will focus on making pieces on themes of love...on the world's greatest romances, Divine Love, affection, love between different relations. Do you have a great love story to tell me on which I could possibly base a piece? If you do, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Posted by Swati at 10:54 AM
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
This pendant is made for a wonderful person called Mary. The pea pod is adapted from a tutorial on peapods at http://www.rings-things.com/ (go to the design link, and then to the "sweet pea" tutorial). Or, go to http://www.rings-things.com/gallery/thumbnails-55.html and click on the Sweet Pea tutorial. For some reason I can't get to the direct link. Dave (owner of the Rings-Things store) has graciously given the direct link here in the comments...see if you can get there by clicking it. For some reason I cannot. At any rate, its a great online store for jewelry supplies, tutorials etc. Take a look around over there :-).
I have changed it a little by twisting the shape of the pod instead of keeping it straight, so the pod twists to the left. And I did not making any holes...instead I soldered the wire and made tendrils with it. The sheet is sterling silver and the wire is fine silver.
Monday, January 5, 2009
These Bio Lemon briolettes are so gorgeous that I didn't have the heart to make more elaborate wire forms around them. They needed FULL attention! These and another bunch of briolettes I bought are just amazing!! And they dangle so sweetly, reflecting light...they look awesome. They are wrapped in sterling silver wire, and hang from hand made sterling silver earwires.