Monday, November 24, 2008

A First! (for me anyway)

Well, I finally made something that wasn't a pair of hoops! Don't get me wrong, I love hoops (and I did actually make some more), but these were a first for me.

I made these earrings using AAA quality rubellite tourmaline microfacted ovals and solid 14K gold wire and findings. I was totally thrilled with how they turned out!

The stones are marvelously rich and sparkly, and extremely clean for tourmaline. And the gold's real gold! Yay! :D

At first I was very nervous about wrapping with high karat gold, but I jumped in and did it. I'm really quite pleased with my results.

The little open marquise link at the bottom is solid gold as well and adds just a nice little touch to make these more fun and flirty. They're about 3 inches long and quite elegant. I just love them!

I have quite a few pieces made and pictures taken, but I haven't gone through them all yet (what else is new?). That's the hardest part. They'll be in my shop soon though (I hope). I'll give a sneak peek here first though. My shop is running low and the holidays are upon us! I have to get stocked up as best I can and still have a life!

If you're interested in these rubellite earrings, feel free to pop on over to my shop. You can find them there!

I hope everyone had a great weekend. This week is Thanksgiving and we'll be going home to the mountains to eat turkey and see Granny and my family! (It's Thanksgiving already, do you believe it?!)

Have a good one! Until next time....

6 comments: said...

Happy Thanksgiving, Ginger!
I hope you and Kevin enjoy some crisp mountain air!

The new earrings are stunning, I love the last picture where the light shines through them and you can see what a high grade of gemstone they are, just wonderful!

Candace said...

Ginger these are S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G! I'm absolutly in love with the rich color of the stones and the gold is the perfect touch.

Hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Kathy Hardy said...

Those are awesome, Ginger! Really pretty ~ ♥

Brenda // Phydeaux said...

VERY pretty -- a smash hit for the holidays!

Katie said...

Those are gorgeous Ginger!

mdk jewelry designs said...

oh, ginger!
i am absolutely in love with the pink and gold together. wow. stunning.

i hope you had a great tryptophan day!