26 August 2012

Teardrops for Harlow

There are eight brand new pieces at the shop at aileen.etsy.com and one of them is a pair of earrings named Harlow. This feminine style uses a teardrop shaped sterling silver component from Hong Kong and is attached to pink chalcedony briolettes that were picked up during a trip to New York. Finishing off the earrings are delicate white pearls.

20 August 2012

Carla and Roksanda

My most recent custom order was for Carla McNeil of Butterfly Networking. For several years, she had worn a half-black and half-white string around her wrist as a reminder that she could choose to see things in the dark or in the light, but the string broke recently and she needed a replacement. Carla liked the style of the Letitia bracelet so we reviewed stone options together and selected obsidian and black onyx for the black half, while snow quartz and white mountain jade made up the white half. Here is the stunning result, named Roksanda...

11 August 2012

Strange bedfellows

The last several weeks have been rather hectic because I just moved! Things are still a mess, but I couldn't stay away from my pliers, wires, and gems so I made a custom bracelet and four pairs of earrings in between unpacking and cleaning. One of the earrings features these beauties, which have little in common but look strangely appealing together. The opaque seafoam coloured stone is amazonite and the translucent mustard-yellow one is chalcedony.