Monday, November 27, 2006

Holiday Shopping and Venetian Glass Earrings

Every year about this time I go into high gear tryng to fnd the perfect gift for my dozens of friends and family members. This year, I have decided to try and enjoy the holiday without getting stressed out for a change. All of my shopping is being done on so I do not have to fight for a parking spot at the mall. I can sit home and shop and for a reasonable price buy beautiful handmade art. Yippee!! Also, I hope you like my Venetian glass earrings! :))

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Not Your Grandmothers Brooch

Three lustrous gemstones were used to make this brooch, purple quartz, green jade, matte amethyst, and Swavroski crystal. After about 25 feet of sterling silver wire I can say that I am pleased with my double decker brooch! The style is meant to emulate ladylike brooches from the fifties and sixties, but using modern colors. In some places the wire is visible and some of the quartz is slightly bigger than in other places adding to the imperfection and in my opinion beauty of the piece.