Jewellery Making

Nails, Not Blogging, and Ultra Fine Sterling Silver Labradorite Jewellery

I have a confession! I haven’t posted on my site for a few weeks, though I have kept up to date with my Instagram. The reason being that I had the most gorgeous acrylic nails. They were red and sparkly and smooth and shimmered when the light hit them. So beautiful. However, when I came to pick up my jewellery creating tools I discovered the catch. Maybe you are one of those awesome people who can put on jewellery with longer nails, that could pick up a pair of pliers and easily manipulate and cultivate a masterpiece of wire phenomena with talons, that could hammer and meld a piece of metal to beaten perfection without one scratch o chip to your varnish. I am not. I found I couldn’t do any of those things, my nails were in the way. I was stubborn, I wanted to keep them, so I did…until the urge to create jewellery finally frothed within me so violently that I had to give in and remove the little beauties.  That is my confession: fashion over function. I am so ashamed of my self.

Once I returned to more “normal” sized nails, I could finally get back to creating. So here is a catch up on what I have been up to.

I expanded my exclusive sterling silver range with more AA labradorite necklaces. Here are the labradorite gemstones before:

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And here is what they turned into!

Some of these little beauties have sold, some have not! check out my Etsy shop to purchase. Link is on the home page.

I had so much fun wire wrapping each one. It was fabulous to be able to actually work without talons in the way. I think my wire wrapping skills have come a long way. I love the way the labradorite gemstones catch the light, they have such wonderful glows within them and are such a great quality. Each piece is a unique piece of sterling silver art and comes in a black jewellery box and wrapped in tissue paper ready to be that awesome and unique gift. They’re so beautiful to look at, almost mesmerising, I would wear them all the time. They are also easy to care for too, as they are all sterling silver so you can clean them with any sterling silver cleaner.

 

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