Thursday, April 26, 2012

Raspberry and Rhinestone

Before I begin talking about jewelry, I first wanted to apologize to any of you (most likely those with a PC) who cannot see my sidebar gadgets, i.e., my profile, Etsy shoppe link, followers, blog list, etc. One of my faithful readers called this to my attention the other day and I cannot for the life of me figure out how to fix it. Apparently this information all dropped town to the bottom of the page (isn't that convenient?)! I've tried searching for help on Blogger, but nothing I've tried has worked. If anybody has any suggestions for me out there in Blogland, I would be more than happy to hear your ideas. How's everyone liking the new interface, by the way? I, for one, have tried it and am sticking with the old format!

OK, now with the housekeeping out of the way, we can get on to the good stuff... jewelry! As promised, I've been working on pieces with a raspberry (pink, red, berry, garnet, ruby, etc.) and rhinestone (paste, bling, sparkle) theme.

This necklace was a custom order for my friend in Australia who sells beautiful headpieces at Velvet Teacup.

She asked me to use these pink vintage floral links she had seen on another necklace I made a few months ago, and wanted an Art Deco dress clip as the main pendant. I think it came out lovely and hope she will love it once it arrives in her mailbox on the other side of the world!

I lined the interior of this vintage locket, featuring a romantic fragonard scene of an 18th century couple with raspberry velvet and added an old cross.

I'm happy to report that this beauty got snatched up by one of my sweet regular customers in about 15 minutes!

Some shoulder-dusting earrings accented with pink tourmaline and garnet briolettes...

Finally, this piece features a relic pendant, created by another artisan who makes them out of Masonic medals and vintage watch cases. I added more red velvet and a rhinestone bird peeking through the glass window.

Vintage mother of pearl rosary beads and red glass (which I found on my trip to Paris last fall) complement the ornate detailing of the pendant.

Thank you for stopping by! Have a beautiful weekend! :)


  1. Beautiful !
    I don't care for the new interface/dashboard and also am sticking with the older version as long as it is available.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  2. Could you please tell me where you sourced those flaming heart shields you used in your shoulder dusting earrings in this post, please?