Tuesday, 5 April 2011

Rose quartz - delicious!

As I mentioned in my last post, I was practising my tiny wire wraps with specific projects in mind, and this is one of them:



Rose quartz and sterling spiral loop frame earrings, made using a design from the very talented Kristin Smith. It involves wire bending, hammering and wrapping - a step beyond my usual pieces but I adore these. Absolutely adore them. I am loving playing with wire, and the hammering takes it to another level entirely. The rose quartz briolettes came from Tracy's destashing sale and I am glad to have found the right project for them.


And they even show up against my hair - the dark earrings I usually make tend to disappear unless I tie it up - which is often a step too far in the morning!

22 comments:

  1. Now that is very tidy wrapping Missus. They look gorgeous with your dark hair. Very well done. Ax

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  2. Those are spectacular! And the hammering must be rather therapeutic...?

    (Were you sticking out your tongue in that self portrait?)

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  3. Lovely! I have a real thing for rose quartz and silver together. The wrapping is wonderful.

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  4. These are certainly lovely earrings, no wonder you are proud of yourself... I'm proud of you too!!!

    Thank you so much for purchasing my tutorial and the link to my blog. I'm really pleased you found the tutorial easy to follow, I'm glad it inspired you.

    Kristin :)

    p.s. You can also find my tutorials on Etsy where I also sell them in reduced price 'packages': http://www.etsy.com/shop/KSJewelleryDesigns?ref=si_shop

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  5. They are absolutely beautiful... some very clever wrapping there!

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  6. Very pretty! I'm impressed :-)

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  7. Oh they are fabulous! And very impressed with your tiny wraps (especially now that I know how hard it is to do). K x

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  8. That is so clever - years ago I remember making necklaces with beautiful semi precious stones - as usual though the pleasure was in choosing (ie shopping) the beads rather than the actual execution!

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  9. Brilliant! So perfectly wrapped!

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  10. Gosh, but that looks like skill.

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  11. They're stunning Val and do show up beautifully against your hair.

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  12. Wow. Those are exquisite. Your wire skills blow me away.

    How much would you charge for a double helix bookmark?

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  13. GORGEOUS, DC, absolutely stunning pair of earrings--great design! I'm glad you found the perfect project for the rose quartz. It's my favorite stone, the love stone. :o) Your wire wrapping is exquisite. It is such fun to hammer the metal, isn't it?! Good stress reliever too. ;o) Your jewelry designing & technique are growing so fast--seriously impressive! Happy Days ((HUGS))

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  14. \They are fabtastic, they look georgous. Youy are very clever

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  15. So very pretty! I do think you can do anything -- clever girl!

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  16. You are so multi-talented! They're stunning! And they would show up really well against my hair too ;)

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  17. These are fabulous Val. Enjoy wearing them!

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  18. Oh, these are so lovely! Love the look hammering gave the wire. Just gorgeous with those rose quartz briolettes.

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