Friday, October 30, 2015

threaded wire earrings

My studio has been sorely neglected lately.  But all of a sudden yesterday, I experienced a surge of motivation that made me feel like if I didn't make something new soon I was going to burst!  Although I had minimal time to complete said newness after feverishly completing my daughter's Halloween costume, I was able to bust these hammered wire GF thread earrings out before crashing into my bed for the night!  But my goal for this weekend is to create a much needed shopping list of jewelry supplies to make a whole lot of more newness in the upcoming weeks!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

thread earrings

I am so unbelievably excited about the earring trends surfacing right now!  Ear jackets and ear climbers and thread earrings, oh my!  Thread earrings are subtly dramatic, most often simple in design but with a dramatic length.  The above earrings by AveryBlake on Etsy are right up my alley with their oxidized sterling silver, yellow gold detail and aquamarine combo!  Here are some additional glamorous options...

These yellow gold bullet thread earrings are the perfect edgy everyday wear option.

I am such a sucker for a starburst!  A diamond encrusted starburst thread earring?  Even better!!!

Oh my LORD!  Pure perfection with black diamonds!

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

for October babies

Happy October!  I can't believe I have been doing these birthstone posts for a year now!  Because my love of birthstones is endless, I thought I would continue with this monthly tradition but switch gears slightly.  So this year will be all about antique birthstone necklaces!

I love October and the fall season... the cooler weather, the changing color of leaves.  And with all the remarkable colors that come with the fall season, I find it slightly surprising that pink is the color to represent this month.  But the rich deep hues of pink tourmaline do conjure a feeling of fall, with the usually vibrant pink deepening and darkening with the changing season.  This Victorian pink tourmaline and seed pearl necklace holds the most beautiful tourmalines, with just the perfect shade of pink for the fall season.