I'm now officially a self-employed full-time jewelry designer! My last day at work was bittersweet and I'm sure I'll miss a lot of the people, but am looking forward to my new adventures in jewelryland.
It almost feels like I'm on holiday - one where everything glitters in shades of silver, bronze and rhinestone.
I started my new life off with a trip to the local bead show (perfect timing!), and found some yummy citrine, pearls, garnets and lots of findings for my new wholesale endeavors.
I also managed to make a few new pieces for The French Circus on Etsy. 'postcard from rome' features a vintage Italian postage stamp encased in sterling silver and glass. I tried to complement its pinky-red colour with varying shades of agate and tourmaline.
How cool are these 'orbit' earrings? Made from 1950s supersonic planetary rhinestone disco balls, they are positively three-dimensional and perfect for all those upcoming holiday parties!
My new mother of pearl 'our lady victory' bracelet will go with everything in your wardrobe this season.
And I had to count my lucky starts when I found this vintage celluloid shoe pocket knife at the flea market last weekend!
I almost called this piece 'ain't that a kick in the head' (for you fellow Dean Martin fans), but went with the more refined 'edwardian shoe' instead. ;)
To create these earrings, I suspended bronze Infant of Prague charms from delicate chain and blue quartz, above a cradle of rhinestones.
I hope to bring you lots of new designs in the coming weeks now that I'll be doing this full-time! Also coming to my shoppe soon will be gift certificates - just in time for the holidays!
Until next time, have a beautiful week, mes amis! :)