Friday, February 25, 2011

Swinging Moon Pearl Earrings

Midnight Pearl Earrings with Swinging Moon Charms
Bronze charms depicting delicate dozing ladies swinging within the curve of thin crescent moons dangle at the end of these handmade pearl earrings. Above the celestial moon charms in bronze dangle a cluster of glass pearls in midnight blue with one freshwater pearl in each cluster.

These pearl cluster earrings were designed to match the "Swinging Moon and Midnight Pearl" necklace recently made in matching midnight blue pearls, soft white pearls and bronze accents.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Amber Leaf Eyeglass Chain with Vintage Components

Autumn Leaves Vintage Eyeglass Chain
I love incorporating vintage components into my jewelry designs and other creations. I spend hours visiting estate sales, garage sales, flea markets and thrift shops searching for vintage pieces with the perfect beads I need for an idea or other components that I can recycle and use.

This handmade eyeglass chain is a wonderful example of what can be done with a bit of vintage tucked away in the corner of an estate sale jewelry box. Once a necklace of amber colored leaves and gold plated chain, that necklace has been taken apart, cleaned, refurbished and recycled into a colorful eyeglass chain that's both light weight and stylish at the same time!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Aurora Borealis Abalone Shell and Pearl Necklace

Celestial Abalone Shell and Fresh Water Pearl Necklace
Designed as part of the "Northern Lights in a Midnight Sky" jewelry set, this handmade artisan necklace is created under the inspiration of the Aurora Borealis (aka Northern Lights) and their beautiful display in the arctic sky.

Created with moon and star charms dangling with a freshwater pearl, this abalone and pearl necklace is designed with a combination of antiqued silver accents combined with fresh water pearls and paua abalone shells representing splashes of color in a night sky.

If you like this piece, you may also enjoy taking a peek at the abalone shell charm bracelet and matching abalone and pearl earrings that complete the set!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Northern Lights Celestial Charm Bracelet in Abalone and Pearls

Peacock Abalone and Fresh Water Pearl Charm Bracelet
Adding to the Aurora Borealis inspired "Northern Lights in a Midnight Sky" set I started to share with readers yesterday, this handmade abalone charm bracelet is designed from colorful shimmering abalone shells that have been combined with genuine freshwater pearls and lots of little silver celestial charms.

Yesterday I shared with you the abalone shell and pearl earrings that match this handmade bracelet.

In this handmade artisan pearl and abalone bracelet, moon and star charms combine with other silver accents and the cheerful chime of small silver bells for a mystical night sky effect with the colorful shimmer of paua abalone shells representing the beautiful light display that the Northern Lights cast upon the sky above the arctic.

This is the second piece in a three piece set that I'm featuring this week titled the "Northern Lights in a Midnight Sky" jewelry set.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Aurora Borealis Earrings in Abalone Shell and Freshwater Pearls

Paua Abalone Shell and Fresh Water Pearl Earrings
The Aurora Borealis (aka. the Northern Lights) is a gorgeous natural light display that is observed within the night sky located over the northern polar region of the earth that's caused by the collision of charged particles directed by the Earth's magnetic field.

Inspired by the Northern Lights, this pair of handmade abalone shell earrings are designed with paua abalone shell disks dangling beneath genuine freshwater pearls.

Sterling silver completes the piece and this is part of an entire set entitled the "Northern Lights in a Midnight Sky" jewelry set. I'll be featuring the necklace and bracelet in this set later on as well!