It’s very rare that I make some jewellery just for me, it always seems kind of wrong, which sounds pretty strange when you think about it. Well, I decided to make myself something a couple of weeks back, and I thought I’d share it with you.
One of the things that draws me back to semi-precious stones again and again is the amazing rainbow of colours. I know in practice that many are heat treated or dyed to enhance their colour, but doesn’t dull my wonder at the colours that there really are out there.
I combined some fairly chunky, differently shaped stones, with contrasting shapes into a really simple necklace. So simple that it doesn’t have a fixed length, jut a sterling silver ‘s’ hook which I can attach anywhere I like to make it the right length for what I am wearing.
Ever the thrift-monkey, I love the idea of jewellery that you can wear with anything, and often when I do make pieces for myself, they are of no colour, or every colour – bound to match whatever I throw on before I take the kids to school in the morning! It might have something to do with the fact that I am so slow to come round in the morning, the less effort the better as far as I am concerned!
The stones you can see here are: blue lace agate, amethyst, rhodonite, smoky quartz, green onyx, copper turquoise, fluorite, aventurine, agate, pyrite, agate, dyed jade, quartz.
I made these earrings to compliment the necklace, and they are really very long! The fluorite beads are 14mm at their widest point, and these hang just above my shoulder. I’ve been wanting to make some really long earrings for a while now, and can atest that they feel great on, and not only that, I can run and not knock my teeth out. Just waiting for a haircut now to really show them off properly.