Sunday, September 20, 2009
The days are still warm, but it definitely feels like fall is coming on fast. To add some of the summer heat, there are beautiful sunflowers growing everwhere; they're extremely bright! So, I decided to make this piece to make sunshine last all year long! (:
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
This set went into the finale of the Fire Mountain Gem Contest in the category of "Jumprings". This necklace is all gold, with black and white Svarovski pearls. I made this because i love different and unique flowers. I experience with different techniques, and this is just one of my many experiences.
Friday, September 4, 2009
I have loved the ocean since I was a little girl. I find it very powerful and inspirational. The designs on this necklace were largely based on the ocean. It can be so different varying from its color and sound to its texture and size. When I was picking out the pieces for my necklace, the druzy greatly reminded me of the ocean. The dark sides of the druzy represent the waves and what the ocean looks like from a distance, such as a bird view. The middle reminded me of the very bright, white sand that you can see through the crystal clear water while swimming in the water. Waves are very overpowering because they never stop, no matter what season it is. They are also very beautiful, every wave unique. They are quite entertaining, as well. The right side of the necklace represents waves, especially the one standing up in the middle, which symbolizes the motion of one. I tried to turn the wires into waves, especially by wrapping silver wire around the perimeter of the wave, trying to make it look like foam. I also tried to emphasize the wave in the middle by making it stand up, as if it’s 3D. I wrapped gold wire around that wave to show a wave that is caught in the sunlight; the sun bouncing off the water as it always does at the beach on a sunny day. The left side of my necklace is made completely from beads and it was created by a very close friend of mine Lana May. It is the continuum of the waves and the ocean rolling along. Every part of this necklace represents the ocean in one way or another. The pearls surround a side of the druzy because pearls come from the ocean! The blue beads intertwined with the waves are obviously there because they are the color of the ocean. The droplets hanging from the druzy is the water splashing out from the waves, which may be quite aggressive at times. There’s not one part of the ocean that I don’t love or adore!