Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Forever Amber

I clearly recall reading 'Forever Amber' by Kathleen Winsor in my teens; it became an international bestseller, spawning a whole new generation of girls called Amber!

Abandoned on the streets of London, pregnant and penniless, 16 year old Amber St Clare manages by her wits, beauty, and courage to climb to the highest position a woman can achieve in Restoration England - that of mistress to Charles II.

                    Thank goodness that isn't the height of ambition for women these days!

Seriously though, this week's earrings all feature amber. Amber is fossilized tree resin, appreciated for its colour and natural beauty since Neolithic times. It comes in a range of shades from sunny yellow to dark and treacly. I love them all. The first pair is rustic - in mid shade, with rhyolith discs and copper shell segments by Helen Backhouse.

Next we have the sunny yellow with shimmery lampwork wing headpins by Juliette Mullet and faceted citrine. The rose gold findings add to the warmth of this pair - downright pretty.

And last, my favourites, looking ancient with roman glass and polymer clay vessels by Jon Burgess.

The amber nuggets and the citrine I used here are from Sylvia Stungo's shop Fizzy Elements; a real treasure trove of colour and texture.

 Hope you like them. I've also used them as three of my Instagram posts for the #100DayProject - #100DaysofArt which has just begun - are you joining in?
The top pair are gone but the other two will find their way into my Etsy shop over the next couple of days; and I'll see you again in two weeks time.

                                                                       Lindsay x

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  1. Amber is such a rich stone with so many shades and tones....each one picked up beautifully by your jewellery designs. x

  2. Oh my, what gorgeous earrings. Especially the first pair. I think I am in love. The textures, the colors. Fabulous. And I always love your photography.

  3. These are all SO gorgeous, Lindsay--it's interesting how versatile amber can be! I read "Forever Amber" when I was about 16. My mom had also read the novel when she was a young woman, and we had a very old copy of it at the house. ❤️

  4. Wow its awesome post for fashionable dangle earring... Saw almost all your work... Its good. Even I m a hand embroider and I love detailing embroideries...

  5. Well these are stunning. And such different styles for these pairs. Glorious. I love amber too, but am also partial to citrine too.
    Great work