Thursday, June 7, 2018

Ethereal Jewelry Designs

My earring designs usually are in strong colors, more in the jewel tone color vibe, but it is always wonderful to challenge one’s self with something new, such as components from Emma Wilson, from the United Kingdom. When I first saw Emma Wilson’s porcelain ceramic components I was blown away by the intricate markings and patterns on each piece. They were so delicate and detailed looking, but having an art degree in ceramics, I knew they would be very sturdy for jewelry components.

Emma’s porcelain components exude a sense of history, like they have been part of something else, maybe having been worn by someone in a gentler time or possibly that they have been places and have a story to tell and now they were just found and repurposed into these ornate bits and bobs. Emma’s pieces are frequently in tones of pale peach, blue and white, with gold ‘gilding’ in key areas. They are a delight to design with as I get to work with my smaller glass pieces and ornate headpins to enhance the story Emma has started.

Each porcelain piece in these photos range from 1.5 to 2.5 cms in length or about ½ to one inch. When  other artisan materials are added they are 2-3 inches long and are extremely light in weight on your ear.

The round medallion type earrings with dangling Swarovski crystals also feature Rose toned beadcaps and rustic lampwork glass by Jody Brimhall of Inspire Glass Studio at as well as on Facebook selling group pages such as:

The pale blue bell shaped earrings feature lampwork glass beads from Patricia Ritchie of Australia, more Swarovski crystals and Silver Tinned Headpins by Sasha Crow.  Patricia’s work can be found on Facebook selling social media pages such as
Sasha Crow’s artisan pieces can be found at

The smaller round components with small round impressions in the clay feature Terry Turner of Silverfish Designs at and Sasha Crow’s headpins.

For more information I can be found at:  and
and on Instagram and Pinterest.

Chris Kaitlyn



  1. Chris, Emma Wilson's ceramics have filled my dreams from the moment I saw them. Nothing else like them. I have not had the pleasure of working with her pieces. So all the more I enjoy seeing what you have done with them. Beautiful, each and every one! Thank you for sharing them with us.

    1. Thank you so much Norbel. Hope you can win a set or two in one of her auctions or go to her Etsy store page. They are a dream to work with and are incredibly light weight!

  2. I so love what you did with Emma's beautiful pieces.

    1. Thank you so much Janine! They were so fun to work with!