Sterling Silver Obsidian Heart by Dysis Design
Jewellery Making

Polishing Up The Sterling Silver Range

After a few requests from friends and family, I decided to work on a range of quality sterling silver pieces. I am really excited by this range, and the results have been amazing so far. I have been, bending, wrapping, weaving, creating and polishing the sterling silver wire like crazy. It’s been hard work, sterling silver is delicate and easy to mark you need to be careful when using tools on it and polish it well. I have found that I am using my nylon coated pliers much more, to protect the beautiful wire and to ensure it stays shiny.

I have already had a few custom requests this week and was able to fulfil these requests.  Minimalist circle stud earrings, a birthday present for an 18th birthday June girl (pearl earrings and necklace were perfect). A simple obsidian heart pendant for everyday wear. Take a look at them here:

Sterling Silver Obsidian Heart by Dysis Design
Sterling Silver Obsidian Heart by Dysis Design
Minimalist Circle Stud Earrings by Dysis Design
Minimalist Circle Stud Earrings by Dysis Design
Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings and Necklace for June by Dysis Design
Sterling Silver Pearl Earrings and Necklace for June by Dysis Design

I love the results I have produced using sterling silver. I have so many ideas that I want to try out and can’t wait to do more with sterling silver.

After seeing how stunning the obsidian heart was,  I created one myself too. I love it so much! Obsidian is a beautiful gemstone that really speaks to me; I really love the tiny golden flecks. In the past it was a gemstone used for scrying and mirror magic because it was thought to reflect your soul within it. It can also offer spiritual protection and give wisdom to those who wear it. I hoping it will help me make wiser choices in the future. Keep watching this space to see!

 

 

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Cherry Quartz Bracelet by Dysis Design
Jewellery Making

Evanescent Moments in Jewellery Creation

I tend to be one of those people who is either all in: mind, heart, soul. Or all out: my time would be more productive watching Netflix with sushi. Don’t ask, I’m just weird. I have learned not to analyse the inner motives of my mind (too dark and dangerous), but to instead go with my creative flow, wherever it may take me. Maybe not the best plan, yet this way of thinking has given me such freedom and peace lately. I have experienced many evanescent moments as a result.

One moment happened yesterday, as walked under the simmering heat of the sun, I spotted such beautiful flowers, clusters of them woven together in a fabulous white carpet. I had to take a photo and post it on my Instagram page straight away. Here it is.

Summer Flower Carpet by Dysis Design
Summer Flower Carpet by Dysis Design

So abundant, so dainty, so fragile yet beautiful. I remember thinking how exquisite, what a beautiful and hard working planet I live on.  Quality and beauty. I decided for my next line of jewellery I will work on a range which is exquisite and elegant as those flower. A range made from fine materials such as sterling silver. Quality an beauty.  Keep an eye on this space because over the next few weeks I will create a range of sterling silver jewellery piece. I’m really excited about the project and cant wait to see where my creativity takes me.

I am also producing better photos, as evident from the flowers. I’m trying more angles and experimenting more.  Here is a lovely new bracelet I created after my flower inspiration.

Cherry Quartz Bracelet by Dysis Design
Cherry Quartz Bracelet by Dysis Design

I think the photo turned out lovely. I also decided to reduce many of my items to low and ridiculous prices to celebrate the oncoming summer. It has me in such a good mood: I want to share it with all you fabulous people. Your support means a lot to me. Thank you gals and guys, big hugs.

 

 

Tree of Life Pendant by Dysis Design Sold
Jewellery Making

Labradorite Number 5 and 6 Tree of Life

This has already sold but I wanted you guys to see it. It’s so beautiful! I created my first Tree of Life pendant. It has a hidden frame behind the labradorite so you see the tree in all of it’s copper glory. Brass coloured copper that is.

Tree of Life Pendant by Dysis Design Sold
Tree of Life Pendant by Dysis Design Sold

Yggdrasil, the mystical tree of life which in prevalent in many religions and a symbol of knowledge, enlightenment and protection. With branches that reach up to the heavens and roots that dive deep to support, a lovely pendant to wear on any occasion. The mystical tree of life sits snuggly on a beautiful labradorite cabochon. Created from brass coloured copper wire to give the trunk a beautiful and natural shine. The labradorite has a lot of gold fire when the light hits it making this a truly exquisite necklace. Labradorite is a special stone thought to enhances spirituality. Remember we all know it’s magic, right? The pendant hangs on an 18 inch antique-looking copper chain. All parts are nickel free and anti tarnish.

I loved this pendant so much, and was sad to see it go but I know it’s new owner will adore it as much as I do. To perk myself up I decided to create another tree of life. I just finished it like an hour ago and posted it on my Etsy and Facebook shops (see home page for links). This one is more oval and has a gold flash. Again it is so beautiful. During the making there were several times where I just sat and stared at the flash for a while and needed to shake myself to carry on creating.

Here is labradorite pendant number 6 now available for purchase. I even wrapped the bail on this one. My skills are developing nicely I think. I can’t put videos up here (not on a free account, sad face) but if you want to see the flash go to my facebook page (where I can post the clips) to see it.

Tree of Life Golden Labradorite Pendant by Dysis Design
Tree of Life Golden Labradorite Pendant by Dysis Design