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Monday, March 9, 2015

Stillness in my soul

I had heard and read many times that when we go through some challenging times, it's like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly. It's not an easy process to break through the cocoon and spread your wings free, but the result is certainly worth it in the end.

So, today, I want to show you the design that I've created in my own design evolution...

Stillness Earrings by Nathalie Lesage of NatLJ.com

These earrings feature a gorgeous pair of luminous lampwork glass beads (I apologize, I did not note down the artist who made these as I bought them several years ago), a pair of my handmade .999 pure silver (PMC3) leaf charms, sparkling Swarovski Crystals on earth tones hemp cords and hypo-allergenic Niobium ear wires:

http://www.nathalielesagejewelry.com/products/womens-designer-earrings-stillness1

I love the explosion of color that occurs when the sunlight hits these earrings... 
just like the wings of a blue butterfly in the sun :)

As a jewelry designer, I've worked with many different types of supplies, and learned many techniques over the years, all with the end goal of "finding my own voice" in terms of design. 
As hard as the past 5 months (already) have been for me, I feel that this whole experience is helping me hone in to my own 'design' voice. It seems that I've finally found it.

This feels like 'me', 1000000%.

I will be exploring this style further. Exciting times ahead ;)

Many thanks for stopping by to read...  
You can find these earrings listed HERE on my NatLJ.com website.

Nathalie
Jewelry Artist

14 comments:

  1. Well, if this design is "you," you are freakin' gorgeous! I just love what you've been doing with cording and leaves, and this design with the butterfly-wing blue lampwork and lovely silver leaves is stunning! As graceful as a butterfly too.

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    1. *blushing* well thank you very much :-)))

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  2. Beautiful components! And so you! I can see your style really blossoming and shining in this set and so many others you've been making. Do not ever doubt you have your own style - because you really do. And it's wonderful! I really do love those PMC leaves. They really complement the blue glass! Love it!

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  3. How satisfying to be able to say that. Beautiful earrings too!

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  4. These are absolutely stunning Nathalie! Love how you used the cord too! Lovely :)

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    1. I'm enjoying sitting still and quiet, and letting my voice speak up from deep inside. I started doing macrame when I was 6 years old, and loved it. It's a different way of merging both that and jewelry in a way that speaks to me :)

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  5. Really beautiful!! The lampies are gorgeous and everything you put with them makes for one amazing design!

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    1. I wish I remembered who made them. After moving 6x and packing/unpacking, some things became separated from the info. I just love these lampies.

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  6. These earrings are exquisite! The voive you are heeding inside yourself is, indeed, beautiful!

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  7. I adore the way you attached all this with the cording. I have never tried that. I like the way that makes it more casual, a bit more rustic. Beautiful blues and I think you silver leaves are darling. So versatile those little charms! Enjoy the day. Erin

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