People are often commenting on my attention to detail. I'm a stickler for making sure all the pieces are in place and all the steps are completed. And I'm not just talking about jewelry...ask my husband! But mostly I'm talking about jewelry.
While I'm sure you notice the attention to detail I give to each creation, you probably don't pay much attention to all the parts that are included to make each piece special. The whole is greater...
Believe it or not, even the simplest of pieces have more steps and more materials than you'd think. If you haven't figured out by now that my style is all about showcasing the gemstones, so the simpler, the better (and the more you can recognize it as a piece of my work).
I thought for this month, I'd show you Before (with all the pieces...or most of the pieces) and Afters of several pieces. Won't you step into my workshop?
(One of my most popular pieces both in its simplicity and price.
I have a challenge for you. The before photos are missing one piece (2, actually) that is in the finished one. Can you spot it?
The first person to message/e-mail me with the correct missing piece will receive $5 off anything in my store (Etsy or my workshop).
The polychrome, hawkeye, and carved bone was created for a fundraiser, and I called it Honey and Smoke. The thick wire is square, the thinner wire is called half-round. I used the chain for an extender that is included on all my necklaces. Then, of course, there's the ring and lobster-claw clasp.
I was so in love with this zebra hickoryite triangle, it wasn't a stretch to decide on black onyx beads with a pop of color in the form of a cinnabar Buddha. There are two thicknesses of wire: beading string, which is fine but strong, and the thicker, square wire for the wrapping and swirls. This piece will be in studio and traveling with me at my upcoming shows until it finds its forever home. Contact me if it's calling to you.
All of my necklaces are created with an extender chain, so the wearer can choose how low the center hangs.
So you see, lots of small parts create one beautiful piece of jewelry.
Until next time.