Thursday, August 6, 2009

News and New Designs...

It's been a busy week here in the studio! First, I discovered that another one of my designs was selected for a Gift Guide on Etsy...
My Paisley Earrings are in the Shades of Peridot Guide...

There they are, up in the second row (very exciting!)
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Then, I finished up the necklace that I was working on the other week in my Creative Space post...
{Ortensia Necklace}
The square shape of the pendant is something new--as are the hand-dyed threads that I used for the little bouquet of  flowers. They reminded my of hydrangeas, so I named the necklace "Ortensia" which is the Italian name for the flowers. This design is headed to Gallery 103 in Vermont.
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It will be accompanied by some other jewelry I've been working on, including these earrings in shades of pale tanzanite, aquamarine and silver...
{Silvanella Earrings}
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And these little earrings...
{Lilac Earrings}
A variation on my button earring style--the lavender color on these makes me happy!
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I am also starting to add new Fall designs to my Etsy shop. The first one is this jeweled brooch...

I was inspired by the opulent textiles of the French designer Paul Poiret, whose exotic clothing designs were the talk of Paris in the 1910's and 1920's...

I crocheted its wings with a selection of silk and cotton threads in a rich palette of sapphire, peridot, lapis and jet. I then embellished them with hundreds of beads and stones using a technique called tambour embroidery...essentially, it's embroidering with a crochet hook and was used in the heavily beaded dresses from that era...

I have several other new designs started, but I may not have them finished for awhile--my wedding is rapidly approaching, so I'll be spending a lot of time in the next two weeks preparing for it! I'll be sure to post some pics of it as soon as I have them :)

7 comments:

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

It always brings me great joy to come over here! Absolutely stunning creations!

RosyRevolver said...

I cannot even imagine how you envision or create such amazing things. It is truly humbling. Those paisley earrings WILL be mine one day, even if I have to custom order them and wait forever!! Congratulations on being featured and as, always, you astound me. xoxo

JJ

RowanDeVoe said...

oh wow! all of these pieces are just divine! i can only imagine all the detail work and time that went into making them-wow! i'll take one of each! i hope you do take time now to work on your wedding-it is going to be wonderful! wishing you all the best!
xo,
merle

Michaela Dawn said...

Little Miss Allure! You've done wonders with these earrings and the modeling is very captivating too!

Got your message and oh how I know about busy:)

Now I must go back to your post and get some more eye-candy!

Jenn said...

I found you through kerinrose...your work is stunning!

Michelle.Renee.Art said...

Ortensia!!! Oh so beautiful :D xox

Daniela Cerri said...

Everything is really wonderful! Congratulations. are a creative Italian and I very much appreciate your work!