Monday, September 28, 2009

Ruby, pearl, 14k gold-filled hoop earrings

These hoops are made with 14Kt gold-filled wire, and I have wrapped fresh water pearls and genuine Ruby briolettes using sterling silver wire.

I hear that hoops are the "in things" in earrings these days. Unfortunately, unless the hoops are really teeny tiny, they don't look good on me. But I am sure there will be someone else who will look really good in these luscious Ruby hoop earrings :-)). I do love making hoop earrings. They look so lovely....something really delicious about hoops that are laden with yummy gemstones.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Emerald, freshwater pearls, 14k gold-filled wire, earrings

After a few days of really horrible pain, my doc doubled the pain-killer dose...he explained very nicely too, "Don't be afraid to take more painkillers...this is temporary". I was a little worried about taking more painkillers because it is after all narcotics. But this one sentence from him was a huge relief. Yes, its just temporary, even though I am feeling like this is going on and on and on. It will end.

Yesterday I felt really good, so I made 2 pairs of earrings. The one I am showing here in this post is made of 14k gold-filled wire, emerald beads and briolettes, and fresh water pearls. They are simple to make, but took me a long time to complete. It took me the whole day to make these. I really like them, and my daughter loves them too. I will have to make her one pair like this one.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Bird's Nest Pendant

I haven't been doing any jewelry work for a while, mostly because of a muscle injury in my right shoulder blade. The pain is in my right arm too. It was really bad, but many painkillers later, I can type a bit now, and I decided to make this cute little bird's nest pendant for my 11 years old. The eggs are fresh water pearls, and the nest is made of brass wire. Its not my original idea...the bird's nest is made by many as pendants, earrings, rings etc. I always found it really cute, but got around to making it only now. This is the only thing I can do at present because it is not tough on my hands....easy to make.