Sunday, March 23, 2014

Aqua Ice

Please enjoy our Guest Blogger Nathalie Lesage!

Hello! I'm Nathalie Lesage, and this is my first submission for this fabulous blog. I'm a fan, and very happy to be here!

Spring!! Where is Spring?

Between the icy cool mornings and the promising blue skies, the month of March always keeps us guessing.
But I love March, as just like nature starts to wake up in anticipation of Summer, my imagination does the same :)

My inspiration for my design today is two-fold - I was participating in a challenge with my SRAJD group  and our challenge for the week was "Circles".
I wanted to incorporate Circles and March together - and thus, my choice of gemstone was a no-brainer: The birthstone for March... Aquamarine!

I mixed the two inspirations and ended up with these earrings :)

I soldered and textured the two sizes of hoops, and 'patiently' (very patiently!) wire wrapped 38 luscious top quality Aquamarine gemstones, including a pair of fancy "ring cut" (pointy back) pear shaped drops. I finished the look with a pair of my handcrafted circular shaped ear wires.

Thanks for looking and have a wonderful day!

Nathalie Lesage
Metalsmith Jewelry Artist


  1. I love these beautiful earrings! Your choice of stone is perfect. They look exactly like March feels.

  2. I love love love these earrings! Great blog post.

  3. Wow- those earrings are just gorgeous! I think you hit the nail on the head with the feeling at this time of year. Totally waking up from winter... aquamarine is also one of my favorite gemstones. Great post, thank you for sharing!

  4. Nathalie, your work is stunningly beautiful!

    Gigi @ Old World Patina

  5. Thanks everybody! I had a lot of fun making these. It sure made my cold "March" weather feel a lot sunnier :)

  6. Nathalie, your earrings are gorgeous!

  7. Absolutely stunning! The design, the craftmanship, and the stones are breathtaking! The design feels exotic to me, kind of Egyptian. I love how they glitter, they make me think of ice and sunshine--to me, that's Spring in Montana!

  8. These beauties sure warmed up my day, Nathalie! Love silver and ice blue!

  9. Amazing earrings Nath! Great article too. The earrings sure do represent spring. They remind me of the melting snows and the first flowers coming alive.

  10. Those are simply stunning! I wish I had time to participate in these SRAJD challenges. I love the group and support. :)

    1. One of the ways that I do it, is combine the weekly challenge into a new design. I mainly make OOAK items, so I have to come up with new ideas/designs. The weekly challenge helps trigger my brain to come up with something that will fit the challenge and fit my creative style. It works well and it's fun! Give it a try :)

  11. These are stunning earrings Nathalie! Just lovely....

  12. Thank you very much ladies!