Thursday, May 14, 2009

Etsy Spotlight...

Yesterday afternoon I finally finished the necklace that I started a few weeks ago and featured in this My Creative Space post.. After puzzling over how to finish the chain for the very elaborate lace pendant below for quite awhile, inspiration struck...!

I came upon the idea of making a chain dotted with aquamarine, and interspersed with links of amazonite and freshwater pearls adorned with my hand-made lace bead caps in silver thread. A very time consuming design--but I think the results are well worth it! 

And so, may I present to you the 
Dauphine Necklace:

This design was inspired by a portrait of Marie Antoinette as a young girl by the Austrian court painter Martin Van it she's wearing a lovely powder blue dress with a stomacher covered in blue, silver and white ribbons...
The stomacher inspired the colors and elongated shape of the pendant. It has my signature hand-made lace of real silver thread, delicate, powder blue flowers crocheted of the finest cotton thread, vintage rhinestones, amazonite and quartz crystals..

The pendant measures almost 5" in length and is designed to rest gracefully just below the collar bone. It ends in a freshwater pearl drop with lace bead caps, and a dainty vintage rhinestone teardrop...

The Dauphine Necklace is part of my Wedding Collection and is now available in my Etsy shop...

And in other news--Edera Jewelry is getting a new look, with a new logo design, new hang tags, and even a new profile for my Etsy shop! I'll post the results soon :)

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Mothers Day!

I made these earrings for my mother as a Mothers Day present this year...
She wore them today when she came over for tea :)
Hope everyone else has a lovely Mothers Day!

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

My Creative Space...

Well, I've put aside for a little while the necklace that I started last week...I am stumped right now about what to do for the chain. Since the pendant was so elaborate, everything either looks too busy or too plain! I find that when this happens, if I put it away for a few days and look at it with fresh eyes the answer typically jumps out at me.

So, in the meantime I've started a new pair of earrings for the Etsy shop--here is a little sneak peek of them on my desk right now:

They are rather modern looking--a long cascade of vintage seed beads, freshwater pearls, citrine and Swarovski crystal. I'm putting the finishing touches on them this afternoon and will post more pics of them tomorrow!

To see what other artists are working on in their studios this week, be sure to follow this link to  Kootoyoo's blog...

Friday, May 1, 2009

For the Month of May...

In honor of the season of renewal and starting fresh, I am having a month long sale on select items in my Etsy Shop
Take 30-40% off the original prices on a large variety of older designs--necklaces, earrings, and brooches--to clear the way for new work. Join my mailing list and receive an additional 5% off purchase! See my shop announcements for details!