Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Spring & Summer Trends - The 'Chandelier' is back......

Thats right girls..... the 'Chandelier' earrings are back!  

Looking at the catwalks of New York and of course London's fashion week along with the major gloss magazines, they are filled with this seasons hottest trends in jewelry.   Chandelier earrings are making a come back, from lightweight to bold statement earrings, they are a fashion must have for this Spring.

Hot list items also include 'Statement' necklaces, bracelets and cuffs featuring bold, geometric shapes, ethnic and exotic color combinations and prominent, feature gemstones.

Well, I'm busy working on lots of new pieces at the moment, with some amazing new gemstones which have been arriving with me over the past couple of weeks.  My design book (and mind) is overflowing with new designs, and I'm planning the first new listings tomorrow, with some long wire-wrapped & exquisite gemstone pendant necklaces and bright and cheery springtime charm bracelets.   I'm also working on some Chandelier earrings with beautiful gems, including London Topaz, Pink Amethyst, plus many more too :)

Shown above is my 'Ocean Blue' - deep sea and aqua shaded sparkling gemstone bracelet, created with exquisite AAA graded gems including London Blue Topaz.  Listed in my Etsy store.

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Awards, absenteeism and an addition to the family.

So I'll start with the absenteeism first.  Wow.... what a couple of weeks its been.  So next winter we will be definitely having the flu shots.  I've been knocked out over the last week (with both kids, my husband and my visit in-laws all stuck down with it too), but now I'm back and raring to go.

I want to Thank the lovely Katja (, Jo ( & Brandi ( for their kind and amazing Awards sent to me last week.  And a very cool award it is too :)  Thank you guys....

So.... here are the rules of nominating fabulous friends and bloggers for the award:
1. Please put the logo on your blog.
2. Place a link to the person from whom you received the award.
3. Nominate at least 7 or more blogs.
4. Put links of those blogs on your blog.
5. Leave a message on their blogs to tell them.

So here are my nominated fabulous friends and bloggers (in no particular order).
1. Sheela of Eclettica
2. Anna-Karin of SmåBlå
3. Suzanna o
f SuzyQJewelry
4. Patti & Pricilla :) Pricillaspeaks
7. Natalia or Realisation Creations

Ok..... so to the last part of my update.  Yes, we have a new addition to our clan here in Houston.  We've been considering getting a pet for a while, and we now have 'Milo' a gorgeous 10 week old male, tabby kitten. Already established as a member of the household, very playful, adored by Adam and Amy, and woke me up at 2.30am patting my face and miaowing..... we didn't think he'd venture upstairs yet - lol.  He's an adventurous little soul and quite a character - who seems to be a little over curious about my gemstones - so new storage options (for my gems that is) looks likely to be on the cards.

Friday, February 6, 2009

Anyone seen my muse?

All was going along swimmingly this last week - doodling and creating to my hearts content..... then pow - without a moments notice, I think my muse slipped off to take a break!  If you see her, would you mind sending her back - she has lots of important work to assist with, including all this London and Swiss Blue Topaz to create with.  Now if that doesn't tempt her back I'm not sure what will.

I think we need to start tracking our muses with the new google tracker.... what do you think??  I have this sneaking suspicion that they all go off partying together somewhere.  Just a hunch :)

Pictured is one of my favourite and most glamourous of muses 'Brigette Bardot'.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Truly, Darkly, Deeply......

I haven't been working with wire as much over the last few months.  I think I got a little 'wired out' when I spent so much time wrapping during Hurricane Ike, that my fingers blistered! :)  But since working on the 'Mon Cheri, Mon Amour' I've definitely been feeling the creative urge once more.  So here is the latest creation..... a little darker for me, a touch of Gothic romanticism, with oodles of elegance and luxury.  Wrapped with fine silver wire, the focal gems are the most amazing Ruby briolettes - they truly are the most amazing blood red colour, and their size and beauty really were the driving force behind this design. 

Listed in my new online store.