Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Joyas Brillante!

I'm posting a couple of photos of a custom necklace order I designed for a friend's sister to lives a very posh life in Hong Kong. It was exciting to design such a glamorous piece. I had a good budget to work with so I was able to add lots of extras like the decorative gold vermeil chain with multiple jump rings to give it lots of movement and the little gold heart shaped charms. The gemstones are amber quartz which compliment the gold in the necklace nicely. To highlight the stones and make them "pop" more I added faceted carnelian in strategic areas of the design. I was happy with how it turned out and my friend was thrilled!

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Feliz Navidad

This necklace and earrings set would be perfect for a "Christmas Party". I used some beautiful vintage gold vermeil jewelry parts I salvaged from a necklace that belonged to my Grandma and burgundy Swarovski crystals. I don't work with a lot of crystal but I find it appropriate for the holidays. People seem to purchase more "sparkle" at this time of year. The earrings are 14k gold filled threaders with an asymetric Swarovski crystal drop. (new shape for Fall 06) Very simple and elegant with just enough sparkle to make them special!

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Agua Azul & Hojas de Oro

These are a few more pieces from my fall collection. There were two parts to it. The first part featured 24k gold dipped leaves, acons and chili peppers. The second part features some beatuiful blue peruvian opals and chalcedony. A few pieces have already been sold!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Santa Rosa Collection

Well, my first blog is offically gone - a combination of our antivirus software update that wouldn't let me log into my my old blog anymore and now I've updated to this new beta version only to discover that my old blog has disappeared....

Now I have the opportunity to to make this blog better than the first one! My goal of this blog is to profile my jewelry and use it as a live visual journal for my new jewelry designs and to share my thoughts and opinions on fashion jewelry and trends. I spend a lot of time on line reasearching fashion jewelry, other designers and sourcing new and interesting materials and gemstones. I would like to share this information with other jewerly enthusiasts and designers.

These are photos from my new Winter 06 Collection "Santa Rosa". I've used 14k gold filled chain and findings, vermeil toggle clasps, Pink Peruvian Opals and Rose quartz. I love the way the pink and gold look together! I've been inspired by the return of gold in fashion jewelry. It brings wamth to every gemstone and makes it glow!