Tuesday, 12 January 2010

Year of Jewelry 2010 - Week 1 - Getting Started

So I'm attempting the Year of Jewelry again this year! I only got about 11 weeks into last year, and am hoping to get a little further this year.

The first theme was Getting Started.

Wonderfully detailed - carved jade flowers topped with dainty ruby rondelles are perched upon swirling silver framework, which has been painstakingly wrapped with fine wire. Below the organic swirls, enigmatic violet-blue iolite briolettes sway. To this has been added oval faceted rubelite garnet, and teensy peacock seed pearls. Finished with my signature curved ear wires, the New Beginning earrings have been heavily oxidised, and then selectively hand polished to reveal the glorious patina.

You can see more pictures here.

2 comments:

Sandra Darling ~ Visual Art Creations said...

Natalia, you have such a way with words and gems! they are simple gorgeous!

Thyme2dream said...

I love the subtle colours in this one!!