Wednesday, March 31, 2010

My Creative Space...

Earlier this week, I finished up the custom brooch from last week's Creative Space post, and today I've been working on a dainty little pair of earrings to match...
I've got one nearly finished above :)
To see what other bloggers are working on in their creative spaces this week, be sure to visit Kirsty's blog!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

My Creative Space...

This week I'm working on a custom order for a lovely client in the U.K. She's getting married soon and requested a dramatic, rectangular brooch to decorate the front of her empire-waist wedding gown. The overall width of the brooch will be a breathtaking 4" wide when it's finished! This is just the center of the motif...
The edges will be decorated with white freshwater pearls and I'm planning on working in some blush pink rose quartz stones into the design...
Here's a little peek at the sketch--so far the brooch is turning out very similar to what I was envisioning!
To see what other bloggers are working on in their creative spaces this week, be sure to visit Kootoyoo's blog!
I also wanted to share with you my newest necklace design...
I was so happy with how the Lucienne Earrings turned out last week, that I decided to make a matching necklace. For its pendant, I took the oval lace design of the earrings, enlarged it and then turned it horizontally, for a graceful, almost Art Nouveau shape. White freshwater pearls, rock crystal and vintage rhinestones adorn the little flowers, and some gorgeous rainbow moonstone briolettes can be seen peeping out from behind the petals...It's now available in my Etsy Shop!
And thank you to everyone who left such sweet comments on my Fairy Tale Friday post last week--so glad you liked it!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Fairy Tale Friday...

 This week's collection of finds from the Fairy Tale Ornament Flickr group is inspired by Alice in Wonderland and afternoon tea...
To see more Fairy Tale inspiration, be sure to visit the flickr group!
And I just finished up a new pair of earrings for my Spring Wedding collection this afternoon...
Lucienne Earrings
They feature my signature handmade lace in silver threads, dotted with dozens of vintage seed beads, and adorned with a bouquet of handmade lace flowers. I've been wanting to create some more asymmetrical designs recently and I got to explore this a bit in these earrings...
The little flowers have freshwater pearl petals and are accented with some lovely rainbow moonstone--the photos don't show off the how bright the flashes of blue and purple are on the briolettes!
And knowing me, not even the backs of the earrings or the ear wires are allowed to go unadorned...
Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! 
We've had warm weather and sunshine the past few days--I think Spring is finally here!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Creative Space...

Today I'm working with lots of sparkly crystals and silver threads...
I have a design for a pair of wedding earrings in mind, but sometimes my ideas have a way of metamorphosing into something very different as the work progresses!
To see what other bloggers are working on in their Creative Spaces today, be sure to visit Kootoyoo's blog.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Exciting News!

 Edera Jewelry has been featured in its first photo shoot and magazine spread! My jewelry was selected for the premier issue of IZZY, a new online wedding magazine...
It was featured on 3 whole pages--it was such a thrill to see my designs photographed by the talented Melissa Bagley{also editor of the publication} and worn with beautiful wedding gowns:
{My Sirena Earrings and Aurore Necklace}
{The photo shoot was set at the elegant Bently Reserve in San Francisco }
{Sirena Earrings and Aurore Necklace}
You can view the full magazine by clicking here...
And while we're on the topic of wedding jewelry...I've just listed a new design from my Spring Wedding Collection in my Etsy shop:
This was the design I was working on in last week's Creative Space post. I originally thought the lace motif would become the pendant of a longer necklace--only to find as I worked on it that it definitely wanted to be a brooch instead!
 It has AA citrine rondelles, freshwater pearls and vintage rhinestones--as well as a blend of both silver and gold threads. I'm pleased with the sort of Renaissance feel the design has :)
And on a final note, thank you to everyone who voted for my Aurore Necklace in the Etsy "Who's on your Best Dressed List" Voter--thanks to all of your support, I was in the Top 10!!!