Category Archives: Earrings

Melanite Garnet and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Melanite Garnet Stud Earrings

My lovely sister had a birthday recently, and I thought she might need a bit of understated bling – so I made her a pair of melanite garnet stud earrings.Melanite Garnet and Sterling Silver Stud EarringsLove my sister!

Melanite Garnet and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Bloodstone and Jade Sterling Silver Circle Earrings

Two Green Gemstones Earrings

To go with the ring from my previous post, my gorgeous client Natasha had me make her a pair of earrings using green gemstones.

Bloodstone and Jade Sterling Silver Circle Earrings

The stones are jade and bloodstone (also known as heliotrope.) Fantastic!

 

 

Malachite Art Nouveau Inspired Earrings

Malachite Art Nouveau Inspired Earrings

For her birthday in December, I made my mum these art nouveau inspired earrings set with malachite, one of her favourite stones.

Malachite Art Nouveau Inspired Earrings

I love my mum! xxx

Malachite Art Nouveau Inspired Earrings

Art Nouveau Inspired Silver Earrings

Art Nouveau Inspired Silver Earrings

Even though my usual design style is ‘striving for elegant simplicity’, I actually love the Art Noveau period – so in that vein, I designed these earrings for myself.

Art Nouveau Inspired Silver Earrings

I’ve been wearing them nearly every day since I finished them. I’ve had quite a few comments and requests, so I may even make some more for my shop!

February 2017 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats to Heba, who was last month’s newsletter giveaway winner. She won a pair of aqua handmade Czech glass and sterling silver earrings.

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of chartreuse Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – if you’d like to win some earrings, make sure you’re subscribed!

January 2017 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats to Shari, who has won herself a pair of azure handmade Czech glass and sterling silver earrings in my latest newsletter giveaway. Way to go Shari! 

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of aqua Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – if you’d like some too, make sure you’re subscribed so you have a chance to win next time, won’t you?

Malachite and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Malachite Earrings

My gorgeous client Charmaine has a huge malachite ring I made for her, and she wanted some earrings to match. These malachite gemstones are in my gemstone collection, so I created this pair of earrings to give her.
Malachite and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

This was the first time I attempted this particular style of bezel setting, and I’m pretty pleased with the way they turned out!

Malachite and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

December 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Ellen, who won the newsletter giveaway for last month. She has chosen these beautiful lavender drop earrings as her prize!

Lavender Drop Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of azure Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – and you’ll get news, discounts and eye candy galore!

November 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations are due to Jane, who won the newsletter giveaway for last month. She has chosen these fabulous apple green tube earrings as her prize!Apple Green Czech Glass Tube and Sterling Silver Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of purple Czech glass earrings. You’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are signed up to receive my newsletter – and you’ll get to see news, pretties and discounts!

Charoite and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Charoite Earrings

My lovely client Natasha saw these charoite gemstones in my gemstone collection, and asked me to create a pair of stud earrings to match a ring I made her previously for her mum.

Charoite and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

Small and sweet, and a little bit matching. I love them.

Charoite and Sterling Silver Stud Earrings

 

October 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Stephanie was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway, so congrats to her!

Czech Earrings - Blue

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of green Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive the newsletter – you’ll be automatically entered in each month’s draw as long as you are!

Shadow Box Pendant Collection

Mount Eliza Art and Design Show – 2016

It was nice to be invited to participate in the Mount Eliza Art and Design Show again for 2016. I sent down a selection of pieces to the show, including my new shadow box pendants.

Fish Earrings Collection

Tube Earrings Collection
leaf-earrings-collection

saucer-earrings-collection

It looked as if there were some gorgeous exhibits there. My lovely friend Donna from Little Boubba Designs, is part of the Mt Eliza team, and very kindly took the time to send me some photos of my pieces on display. Thank you Donna, such a thoughtful person!

Mt Eliza 2016

September 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Francek, who was the winner of last month’s newsletter earring giveaway.

Czech Earrings - Celadon

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of blue Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive the newsletter, that’s how you get a chance to win each month! Have a good one!

August 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Nicole, who was the winner of the newsletter earring giveaway for last month.

Czech Earrings- Red

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of celadon Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter so you are in the draw!

Amethyst, Rose de France and Aquamarine Sterling Silver Earrings

Amethyst, Rose de France and Aquamarine Earrings

My gorgeous client Natasha commissioned me to make these amethyst, rose de France and aquamarine earrings as a wedding present for a friend.

Amethyst, Rose de France and Aquamarine Sterling Silver Earrings

Natasha always has such beautiful ideas, and chooses such lovely gemstones from my collection.

Amethyst, Rose de France and Aquamarine Sterling Silver Earrings

Thanks, Natasha, it is always such a pleasure to work with you!

 

July 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The newsletter earring giveaway for last month was won by Hazel – congratulations to her.

Czech Earrings - Grey

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of red Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter so you are in the draw!

KickArts Contemporary Arts Cairns

I’m very excited to tell you that I have been invited to stock some of my work in the lovely shop at KickArts Contemporary Arts in Cairns, here in Queensland.

KickArts Cairns

A little bit about the fabulous galleries and shop from the KickArts website:

“Located in the central business district of Cairns, in the Centre of Contemporary Arts, KickArts is a key destination for local and tourist visitors alike who wish to experience the vibrant contemporary visual culture of Tropical North Queensland. KickArts is dedicated to facilitating, presenting and promoting contemporary arts and extending the experience and cultural life of northern Australians and more than 2.2 million annual visitors to Cairns.

Delivering a dynamic and diverse exhibition program, KickArts welcomes more than 45,000 visitors annually. The KickArts Shop animates the Centre on a daily basis and is a focal point for viewing unique, high quality works of art, craft and design from Australian and international artists.”

Spiral Collection

Greek Ceramic Earring Collection - Small

The gorgeous staff at KickArts have chosen my Spirals and my Ceramics collections to showcase in the shop. If you are in the beautiful Cairns, lucky you! Make sure to stop in at the Centre of Contemporary Arts at 96 Abbott Street.

Greek Ceramic Earrings Collection

June 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Susan, who won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month. Susan chose these triangle earrings from my black Czech glass earring selection.

Black Triangle Czech Glass Geometric Sterling Silver Modern Dangle Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of grey Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter – every subscriber gets a chance every month. Have a great July!

May 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winners

It was The Silver Forge’s 4th anniversary last month, and the winners of my anniversary giveaways were Luella, Mandy, Cori and Emma. They won a pair of earrings of their choice from those pictured below. I ‘m always so glad to do a giveaway, it brightens my day! Fourth Anniversary GiveawayThe winner of the monthly newsletter giveaway for last month was Nari. A pair of these brown earrings are coming her way!

Czech Earrings - Brown

It was a lovely coincidence that three of these winners are fellow handcrafters. Mandy is co-owner at Ditto Crafts, who offer a variety of practical handmade gifts and accessories for all ages.

Ditto Crafts - Cactus

Lettuce Cactus by Ditto Crafts

Hexo Design is Cori’s label, and although Cori is taking some time out at present, we have almost enough of her fabulous shorts here at my place to last us for a little while!

Hexo Designs - Shorts

Roar Shorts by Hexo Designs

Nari creates under the name Nari Design Pot, and her felt fabric jewellery is the cutest!

Snow Mountain Brooch by Nari Design Pot

Snow Mountain Brooch by Nari Design Pot

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of black Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter, and you’ll automatically be in every draw!

April 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Joanna, who won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month. Her prize is a pair of chartreuse Czech glass earrings of her choice.

Chartreuse Czech Glass Earrings

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of brown Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter – May is The Silver Forge’s anniversary month, and there are some other giveaways that you might be interested in! Meanwhile, have a totally wonderful month!

March 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Janet won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month, which was a pair of aqua Czech glass earrings of her choice. Congrats to her!
Czech Earring Tile - Aqua

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of chartreuse Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter – there are plenty of giveaways to come! Good luck, and thank you as always.

Sterling Silver Staple Earrings

Silver Staple Earrings

A client asked if I could make her these very simple yet striking staple earrings.

Sterling Silver Staple Earrings

I like to do small commissions as well as larger ones.

Sterling Silver Staple Earrings

These earrings are a fabulous every day addition to a wardrobe!

February 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Evonne, who won my newsletter earring giveaway for last month. Evonne chose herself a pair of these white peacock Czech glass and sterling silver earrings, which are in the mail to her as we speak.
White Peacock Czech Glass and Sterling Silver EarringsEvonne makes the most lovely bears (and other creatures) – look!  You can find these guys and their friends over at Vonne Bears. So cute!

Next month’s giveaway is a pair of aqua Czech glass earrings. Just make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter, and you are automatically entered into each month’s draw. Good luck, and thank you for your support!

January 2016 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Danielle was the winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway, so congrats to her! The prize was a pair of orange czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Orange MailChimp
Next month’s giveaway is a pair of white Czech glass earrings. All you have to do is make sure you’re signed up to receive my newsletter, and you are automatically entered into each month’s draw. Good luck, and thank you for your support!

Czech Earring Tile - White - MailChimp

December 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway was Jenny. The prize was a pair of azure Czech glass earrings, and Jenny chose this pair.

Ciel Blue Czech Glass Tube and Sterling Silver Earrings
Next month’s giveaway is a pair of orange Czech glass earrings. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so all you have to do is make sure you’re signed up. Fingers crossed!

Czech Earring Tile - Orange MailChimp'

ArtSound Kyanite Pendant and Earrings Set

Kyanite Earrings and Pendant Set

I was so pleased when my dear friend Judy asked if I could create another matching pendant and earrings set for her to donate to the ArtSound FM Radiothon fundraiser this year. (Last year I created this set).

ArtSound Kyanite Pendant and Earrings Set

I drew up a few quick ideas, incorporating the ArtSound logo, and Judy chose the one she wanted. She  chose kyanite cabochons from my gemstone collection, which I think looks just lovely!

ArtSound Kyanite Pendant and Earrings Set

Thank you, Judy, what a pleasure to create for you!

Czech Glass Initial Earrings

Czech Glass Initial Earrings

One of my lovely clients asked if I could make simple wire earrings in the shape of initials, incorporating a bead.

Czech Glass Initial Earrings

What a cute idea! I don’t know if I can replicate every letter of the alphabet, but ‘L’ worked out pretty well I thought.

Czech Glass Initial Earrings

Thanks, Lithy! (Love your bead choice, too!)

 

November 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congratulations to Taran, the winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway.  The prize was a pair of pink Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Pink Mailchimp

The giveaway next month will be a pair of azure Czech glass earrings. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so all you have to do is make sure you’re signed up, and sit back!

Czech Glass Earrings - Azure

October 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The winner of last month’s newsletter giveaway was Andy, so a big congratulations there! The prize is a pair of yellow Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Yellow 1024

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, and the giveaway next month will be a pair of pink Czech glass earrings. Make sure you’re signed up, and good luck!

Czech Earring Tile - Pink Mailchimp

 

September 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Rachel won last month’s newsletter giveaway, so a big congratulations to her! She gets to choose herself a pair of green Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Green

This month, the newsletter giveaway is a pair of yellow Czech glass earrings.

Czech Earring Tile - Yellow 1024

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so next month it could be you. Good luck!

Mount Eliza Art and Design Show – 2015

I was happy to be invited to exhibit at the 2014 Mount Eliza Art and Design Show again this year! This time, I will be sharing my ~bubbles~ collection. A selection of the pieces you see here will be on display and available to buy at the show. 

Bubbles Collection Necklace Tile

This is the 36th annual show, and it will be hosted by Mt Eliza North Primary School, 6 Moseley Drive, Mt Eliza, Victoria from 23rd to 25th October. If you’re in that area, why not pop in for a visit?

Bubble Pendant Tile

 

Apatite and Sterling Silver Wave Earrings

Apatite Wave Earrings

One of my dearest besties and I are both water signs (yep, another Cancerian bestie!) and I wanted to make her something special for her birthday.

Apatite and Sterling Silver Wave Earrings

Apatite is so gorgeous, such a vibrant blue with some lovely crackly inclusions, and waves – well, what can I say!

Apatite and Sterling Silver Wave Earrings

Although they can’t be worn this way, I like that they are secretly reflections of each other. Love you Soph!

August 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

Congrats to Anita, who won last month’s newsletter giveaway, and scored herself a pair of purple Czech glass earrings of her choice.  She chose these lovely orchid Czech glass earrings:

Orchid Oval Czech Glass Drop and Sterling Silver Earrings

Anita has the gorgeous shop Echidna Art and Cards, where I do like to find beautiful greeting cards! You may also have seen some of Echidna Art and Cards’ stunning work featured in my ‘Worthy Cause’ posts. You might love to own some of their work, too – I know find it hard to part with some of the cards I’ve purchased!

Echidna Art and Cards - Feathers

This month, green is the colour for the newsletter giveaway, and there are plenty of choices in the green Czech glass section of my shop.

Czech Earring Tile - Green

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so good luck – next month it could be you!

Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver Ring and Earring Set

Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver Ring and Earrings Set

Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver Ring and Earring Set

A lovely client, for whom I had previously made this ring, saw these raw ruby pieces that I created and was taken with the idea of a matching set. She asked me if I could source her some special stones.

Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver Ring and Earring Set

After a bit of discussion about what colourway she would like, I presented Bek with a few different options – and she fell in love instantly with these totally divine chrysoprase cabochons. So did I, so I was really pleased when she chose them!

Chrysoprase and Sterling Silver Ring and Earring Set

I love this set, and it was a joy to create. Let me know if you’d like your own – I’m always happy to go on a rock shopping spree!!

July 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The earring giveaway for June was a pair of coral red Czech glass hoop earrings, and the lucky winner was Sue Lynn! These earrings are on their way to Denver, Colorado, USA. What well travelled pieces I have!

Coral Red Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Just to change things up a little, the earring giveaway for August is going to be a pair of purple Czech glass earrings of your choice. You have to be happy with that!

Czech Earrings -  Purple

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw, so keep your fingers crossed!

Coral Red Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Hoop Earrings

June 2015 Newsletter Giveaway Prize Winner

The earring giveaway for June was a pair of snow white Czech glass earrings. The lucky winner was Alison, and these earrings went winging across the ocean to Hampshire, England.

Snow White Opaque Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Faceted Drop Earrings

The earring giveaway for July will be a pair of coral red hoop earrings. If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you are automatically entered into each month’s draw – how fab is that!

Coral Red Opaque Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Hoop Earrings

Keep smiling, and enjoying life – isn’t it wonderful?