Sea, Pastel and Squares this Tenacious Week
I have had a tenacious week. Work, family and DIY around the house have all threatened to come between me and my creating…but my tenacity knew no end and I actually managed to create three lovely items of jewellery. There may have been a hangover in there too, but let’s not linger on the self-inflicted obstacles. Cough. It seems Sunday is quickly turning into my official blog post day, I can’t believe it’s been a week since my last post, where has the time gone? It’s scary when life flies by so quickly and you really need to be tenacious to fit in the things you love.
My first item is a sea inspired pendant. I was lining up a few abalone shells on the table and though how swirly and flowing the colours looked, it reminded me of the sea. Not a blue glass-like sea glistening in the sun, though that type of sea is nice too, but a deep seaweed tangled sea with swirling undercurrents kicking up streamers of mud. A dark and mysterious place where the light bounces around the cloudy water and is sucked up into whirlpools of silt and swell. Here is the pendant:
It’s a wire wrapped pendant made from gold plated copper wire, abalone shell, lapis lazuli, adventurine, sodalite, and some agate in there too. The pictures show the back and the front, both sides are beautiful.
After completing jewellery piece number one, I wanted something that celebrated the beautiful spring weather. A walk under the tickling sunshine through the park inspired me. There were cherry blossom trees blooming with a fabulous hue of pastel pink and beneath them a sprinkling of tiny purple flowers (Sorry don’t know what they were and I was so enthralled I forgot to take a photo). I was in a pastel paradise. This inspired jewellery idea two. The pastel set.
This set is created from pink quartz and chalcedony round beads. It’s made from silver plated copper wire. A pretty light set that makes me smile and think of spring flowers.
But that’s not it! I was tenacious remember! There was more… more creativity, more inspiration, more jewellery – more! Told you I had a tenacious week. Another set of jewellery was created. Now you might be marvelling over how I fit it all in, and the answer is little and often. I kept the pieces I was working on in a tray ready to pick up and put down whenever I could fit it in.
My third and final jewellery ideas for the week is the sophistication squared set. The weather is warm, at least for now, and the barbeques are a buzz with family popping round for a visit. It’s the time for casual encounters and laid back brunches. I wanted to create something fashionable, sophisticated but versatile to wear anywhere. Here it is:
A beautiful and trendy set for the on the go girl who needs to look sophisticated yet not overdone. It is created from silver plated copper wire, black quartz, howlite and clear cracked quartz. The pendant is on a platted nylon cord and hooks closed at the front. I love the tiny hook! The bracelet is created from square knots over a wire frame to give the bracelet a casual macramé feel but enough movement for a snug fit. I am totally in love with this set and really wanted to keep it. But I’m broke as it’s almost Easter and the children are off…I have a teenage daughter and as her parent I never have money. Sad face.
I hope you enjoyed all my beautiful jewellery pieces this week. As always all of these are for sale in my Etsy or Facebook shop. Links are on the home page. Please check them out for more fabulous and unique jewellery piece. Remember jewellery is art and should make you feel fabulous.