Friday, July 23, 2010

Filigree Crown

This is just a quick post to share my new filigree crown. I made it from sterling silver wire and bezel cups. The focal bead is a Blue Lace Agate and the smaller stones are all Moonstones. The dangles are sapphire Swarovski crystals.

I love how delicate and romantic it is and of course I wanted it to feel vintage, which I think it does. This was my first large scale filigree project and I'm really happy with how it turned out.

I've added this crown to my newly re-opened etsy shop. I don't have much in there at the moment, but I really love what I do have in the shop. Thank you for sharing my journey with me.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Barter is Better!

I love trades. I love the idea of them, the spirit of them, and I love getting goodies in the mail. I recently made a trade with a fellow Enchanted Doll Forum artisan and I got my wonderful goodies yesterday.

I don't have a doll, but Ms. Bunny was nice enough to join me for a Tea Party.

Aren't these goodies just the most amazing things you have ever seen? I really am thrilled to have these little beauties. I hope she is as happy with the Jewelry I sent. Here's one of the necklaces. Sterling Silver filigree and chain with a 5x7 Rodalite and a 4mm Moon Stone.

Friday, July 9, 2010

To Build a Head Dress: Done

I'm so happy with how this set of Warrior Elf Queen Antlers turned out. The person who ordered this pair wanted a wider stance on the antlers and I love love love how they look like this. They seem more "wild" somehow with this wider stance. I find it so interesting to see my work re-interpreted by someone else. It was a joy to work on this project and I hope their new owner is as happy with them as I am.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

To Build a Head Dress: Part two

So the next little step was to build the Pedicle for the head dress. What's a pedicle you ask? Excellent question. The pedicle is the bony growth that connects the antler to the head bone of the animal. In our case they attach the antlers to the head piece.

They start out as cute unassuming little things. Then they are connected to the head piece and become down right adorable.
The last step is to attach the antlers to the cute little pedicles. And I'll show you the completed antlers hopefully on Friday.