Believe it or not, we are *still* dealing with snow, and you know it... I miss Summer so badly!!
Today, I've decided to venture for the first time on Polyvore, and oh my!
I found so many beautiful things to inspire me,
and these are the earrings I made for my Carefree Beach Chic outfit:
|Blue Waters Brazilian Blue Apatite Sterling Silver Hoops by Nathalie Lesage|
I think these would go really well with the outfit I just created:
Wire wrapping is something I've been doing for a number of years (on and off), and which I really enjoy. It speaks to the bohemian woman living in my soul :)
These flirty 1" hoops are made with beautiful natural (untreated) Brazilian Apatite gemstones
and loads of hair fine .925 Sterling Silver wire wrapped on a pair
of my cold-forged Sterling Silver hoops.
I was lucky enough to have the super talented Eni Oken as my mentor a few years ago,
and I've learned a lot from her over time. It takes a lot of patience and time to do fine wrapping.
Since we're on the road and currently living in a place where "good" water is at a premium (we're on a campground with bad pipe water at this time), doing soldered jewelry - which requires a good amount of water for quenching, pickling, rinsing, tumbling, etc - is just not something I can do much of because we have to buy all the water we use for daily living. I have to be very frugal with it.
Therefore, I'm back to doing more wire wrapped jewelry designs instead :)
You can purchase these earrings HERE on my new website.
Thank you for stopping by and have a great day!
Metalsmith, Jewelry Artist