Sunday, May 07, 2006

New pictures of old items

Due to the relisting of old items on Etsy, some of my older items came to the front of my store. When I was first posting on etsy, I had dark, blurry, and overall bad photos. This was the result of having a fairly low quality camera and living in an apartment (it's nearly impossible to get good light). I did the best I could at the time, and since then my photos have gotten worlds better. I did not like having such horrid pictures being front and center of my page, especially when they were taking the place of some fabulous ones. So I sat down this weekend and re-took some photos of some of my older items. They turned out fabulous, so I thought I'd share them with you here.

Silver Twist
silver twist

Ancient Silver
ancient silver

Crossing Greens
crossing greens


Heart Felt
heart felt

I don't have these earrings re-listed, but I may do so in the future. If you're interested, feel free to comment and I can re-list them for ya!

Summer Lovin'
summer lovin'

Jade Swing pendant and earrings
jade swing pendantjade swing earrings

That's it for new photos! I'm almost done on my new squid, only two more details to go, and then I'll post him! He's turning out so fabulous!


Friday, May 05, 2006

Bamboo Adobe

Bamboo Adobe

I sit along in the dark bamboo grove,
Playing the zither and whistling long.
In this deep wood no one would know -
Only the bright moon comes to shine.

Wang Wei tr. Liu Wu-chi

Bamboo Adobe is a very elegant modern piece. The bamboo tile is complimented with sterling silver wire and a metallic ceramic bead. Truly stunning, this piece will is a piece of art for your neck.

The pendant is made out of black bamboo tile (approximately 1” x 2”), a ceramic bead, sterling silver wire, and accented with fire polished black faceted glass beads with a bronze half-coat. The rolo chain is very substantial and is made of sterling silver, as is the simple toggle clasp.

This item is available at my etsy store: Bamboo Adobe


Thursday, May 04, 2006

Little Flower

One thing I have been trying to do with my newer jewelry pieces, is to introduce some brighter colors. I am naturally drawn to soft turquoises, pinks, and blues when I buy my supplies (you should see my tray of blue beads, eep!), despite the fact that I rarely wear those colors in my every day. I'm more likely to be found in browns, greens (I am currently wearing a particularly vibrant shade of charteruse today), orange, yellows, etc. I like bright colors, so in the spirit of summer, I decided to give color a chance and start using some components with real pop.

Little Flower

“Just living is not enough... One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.”

~Hans Christian Andersen

These beautiful earrings are made out of wonderful carved new jade (serpentine) flowers, beautiful fire polished deep blue faceted rounds (these are such an absolutely fabulous color), and sterling silver wire. They measure just under 2" long with the ear wire and 1.125" without.

These strikingly beautiful earrings will make a fantastic accessory for any outfit.

Price: $16
clip-on price: $28

As you might have noticed, I offer clip-ons for all my earrings. I need to start mentioning that in my listings. So if you want clip-ons, do not hesitate to note that in the 'comments to seller' box when ordering. I'll send you a revised bill that covers the higher price.


Monday, May 01, 2006

Squids squids, everywhere there's squid!

In addition to making jewelry, I also crochet career squids. "What's a career squid?" you ask. The best way to explain it, is to share a picture!

This is a picture of the lovely Anna Squidlova:

I have also created The Ninja Squid:

and R. Matey the pirate squid:

So yeah, crocheted squids with personality. It's a bit odd, but it suits me just fine. I'm just about done with the next squid in the line, so I hope to have pictures and a link up within the week!