Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The snow is glittering in the sun. A few fluffy clouds are soaring the blue sky. The spring must be around the corner. Today is perfect for sharing some sunny new jewelry. Yellow and white feels so springy and summery.

Buttercup yellow enamel on slightly domed copper discs. White opaque glass bell glower beads. Sterling silver findings. The necklace and the earrings can be worn as a set.

Colorwise this pair goes between orange and yellow. Glossy marigold orange enamel and honey colored glass teardrop beads. Antiqued copper earwires.

Everything already listed in my shop.

For the love of copper

Friday, 15 February 2013

I discovered copper only when I begun to enamel. I didn't have any copper jewelry before, because I'm allergic to some metals and thought copper to be one of them. I was wrong. Now I do wear copper and I love working with it.

Those butterscotch bell flowers looked so pale and boring until they found their spot on the green enamel discs. I was mixing opaque and transparent enamels and ended up with this trendy emerald or malachite green. It was perfect match for copper.

How about even more copperish look? Paired with dark bronze glass beads.

Oh, that color!

Malachite was one of my favourite stones long before I knew its scientific name is copper carbonate hydroxide. I guess it's because I was so impressed after visiting the famous malachite room in Hermitage as a kid.

It was pure delight to create these earrings. Both pairs are already available in my shop - here and here.