Almost there!!

Assembly is always my least and most preferred process in jewelry making. All the pieced have been prepared, the design is mapped out and now the only thing standing in the way is the speed of my fingers to put it all together and bring it to life. 

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Work in progress

​Here we go! Work in progress…feeling a 70’s vibe coming on…it was only fitting to use vintage glass and dyed bone to go with hand drilled turquoise. 

BEFORE…

​Sometimes an old piece needs a makeover. This necklace was made using only oxidized silver and amazing Iranian turquoise. The large focal turquoise is actually a cabochon. I was able to build a cage using only jump rings (an arduous but rewarding feat). Thought I’d capture it before it gets taken apart for a new look. 

Back in action!

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It’s never too late to get back on track and with that being said, I’m redeveloping my online presence in 2017.

This year’s first piece is a pair of custom made earrings using brass, hand drilled turquoise beads as well as some amazing rich citrine quartz I was able to find.

 Can’t wait to see what 2017 brings. Looking forward to sharing with all of you xo

OMNT…Boulder Opal Rondelle Bib Necklace

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I’ve had a strand of graduated rondelle beads forever. I’ve left them until now because stringing them would be way too simple. After brainstorming and sketching some ideas, I finally found a solution that has made me happy. This kind of rondelle shape can feel limiting due to their center drilled hole. To get around this, I’ve used silver wire to turn each bead into a drop, giving the opportunity for the opal that threads through these beads to get the most exposure. The inclusions of vibrant opal are mostly very subtle, so a bright lamp work disc brings out the colour without taking away from the star of this piece.

SUCCESSFUL DESIGN CONCEPTS

SUCCESSFUL DESIGN CONCEPTS

As a designer, there are few things that are as exciting as coming up with an idea and discovering that the final product matches the original sketch.

These are the first official pieces of 2013 and I’m happy to see the year is starting off well.

Using recycled resin spikes(never underestimate the value of sample sales for supplies), faceted turquoise teardrops, red jasper, coral, bali silver and oodles of silver chain, these two necklaces work wonderfully alone or together.

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