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Silver J Initial Pendant

Silver Initial Pendant

My lovely client Talitha requested an initial pendant to give to a friend whose name begins with J.

Silver J Initial Pendant

Simple and sweet!

Silver J Initial Pendant

Thanks as always, Lithy.

 

Tourmalinated Quartz Oval Cabochon

Tourmalinated Quartz Oval Cabochon

The gorgeous black tourmalinated quartz gemstone cabochon shown here is 28mm long. 

Tourmalinated quartz is thought to act as an antidepressant. It is believed to relieve fears, phobias and anxiety. It is supposed to absorb mercury in cases of poisoning. It is thought to assist with impotence and infertility and help with exhaustion. Tourmalinated quartz is thought to assist with issues of the respiratory tract and thyroid.

Orbicular Ocean Jasper Teardrop Cabochon 27mm

Orbicular Ocean Jasper Teardrop Cabochon

The gorgeous orbicular ocean jasper gemstone cabochon shown here is 27mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. It was found in Madagascar.

Jasper is believed to encourage personal bravery and help people gain independence. It is thought to help cure gynecological problems and to strengthen the stomach. Some believe it can help bring rain, and it has been used as a protection against evil spirits and snake and spider bites.

Rhodochrosite Teardrop Cabochon

The beautiful rhodochrosite cabochon shown here is 25mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

The pink color of rhodochrosite is caused by the element manganese, and it is formed when manganese is dissolved by ground water and combines with a carbonate material and then drips off the ceiling of caves and crevices deep underground. It can be found in Argentina; Peru; Colorado and Montana, USA; and Quebec, Canada. It is commonly found in the form of stalactites and stalagmites in the caves of Argentina. Rhodochrosite (the word means rose-colored) often forms pink and white bands.

Apatite Oval Cabochon 20mm

Oval Apatite Cabochon

The apatite gemstone cabochon shown here is 20mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom piece for you.

Botryoidal Drusy Carnelian Cabochon 43mm

Botryoidal Drusy Carnelian Cabochon

The botryoidal drusy carnelian freeform gemstone cabochon shown here is 43mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Kaleidoscope Jasper Shield Cabochon 32mm

Kaleidoscope Jasper Shield Cabochon

The stunning kaleidoscope jasper gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Jasper is believed to encourage personal bravery and help people gain independence. It is thought to help cure gynecological problems and to strengthen the stomach. Some believe it can help bring rain, and it has been used as a protection against evil spirits and snake and spider bites.

Brecciated Mookaite Oval Cabochon Pair

Brecciated Mookaite Oval Cabochon Pair

The beautiful mookaite gemstone cabochons shown here are 20mm long, and are available to be handcrafted into a custom made piece for you.

Mookaite is silicified porcelanite, which forms in silt-stone from the lower Cretaceous period that is found over much of the Carnarvon Basin in Western Australia. The name Mookaite is derived from Mooka Creek, where the rock is mined. According to locals, the Aboriginal word “mooka” means “running waters”.

Mookaite is believed to be a healing stone that bestows strength. It is said to shield the wearer from difficult situations and to connect us to loved ones who have passed away. It is thought to assist with assessing problems and making decisions. Mookaite is used to treat glandular or stomach disorders, hernias, ruptures and water retention.

Wavelite Pointed Teardrop Cabochon 27mm

Wavelite Pointed Teardrop Cabochon

The fabulous wavelite gemstone cabochon shown here is 27mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Wavelite was named in 1805 for its discoverer William Wavell (1750-1829), a physician in Devonshire, England.

Wavelite is used to improve decision-making and intuition. It is also used to calm anger. It is believed to help gently raise issues deep in the psyche such as abuse and trauma and help with emotional healing.

This wavelite is found in the Ouachita Mountains of Arkansas.

Freeform Strawberry Quartz Cabochon 28mm

Reserved – Strawberry Quartz Freeform Cabochon

PLEASE NOTE: This cabochon is reserved for a lovely client.

The gorgeous freeform strawberry quartz gemstone cabochon shown here is 28mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Strawberry quartz is sagenitic quartz, a transparent colourless quartz containing needlelike crystals, in this case red inclusions of iron oxide. The bright color of genuine strawberry quartz is accentuated by small seedlike inclusions of lepidocrocite and haematite. It is most often found in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Brazil.

Strawberry quartz can be soothing and calming.  It apparently enhances intentions of love, gratitude and generosity. Some people wear Strawberry quartz when trying to attract a soul-mate. Strawberry quartz is thought to assist in bringing balance to the psyche and the emotions.

Carved Cinnabar and Sterling Silver Pendant

Cinnabar Pendant

I came across this beautiful antique Chinese cinnabar cabochon and knew I had to make it into a pendant for my best friend for her birthday.

Carved Cinnabar and Sterling Silver Pendant

I even added some detail to the back of the pendant, to match the front.

Carved Cinnabar and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant

This domed pendant was a one-off creation for my dear mother-in-law, who is so good to me.

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant.

I wanted it to be an everyday piece that has interest, simplicity and clean lines.

Sterling Silver Domed Squares Pendant

I think it got there!

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

I created this opal pendant for a lovely client to give to her mother-in-law.

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

The stones were found by my client’s husband’s grandfather in the 50s.

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

What a fabulous family heirloom!

Opal Duo and Sterling Silver Pendant

Pale Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

Pale Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

This piece was a custom order for a lovely client, who happens to be the friend of another lovely client of mine. I was so pleased!

Pale Pink Titanium Coated Drusy Ring

I have only a couple of dark silver and one gold of these titanium coated drusy cabochons left, and I won’t be getting in any more. If you’d like your own piece, get in touch!

Hammered Sterling Silver Wedding Ring

Hammered Sterling Silver Wedding Ring

I created this ring for a client who lives in Guam.

Hammered Sterling Silver Wedding Ring

 

Simple, timeless and elegant – great choice for a wedding ring!

Hammered Sterling Silver Wedding Ring

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Pendant

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Pendant

The lovely Rusty of Vance Custom Guitars had me create a bespoke guitar pick pendant for one of his artists.

Sterling Silver Guitar Pick Pendant

The spec was for the pendant to be the same size as an actual guitar pick, and for it to have some “pillow depth” i.e. not to be flat but to have a bit of curve to both sides. The pick has the Vance “V” logo, and the artist’s initials on the reverse. There are actually three layers of metal in this piece. It was fun to build, and both Rusty and Samantha were very complimentary about it!

 

 

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

This little bee pendant flew off to a new home recently ~ a custom piece from one person named Deborah to another.

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

Deborah is Hebrew for bee apparently. I love that we learn something new every day!

Sterling Silver Bee Pendant

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!

 

 

Five Green Gemstones Ring

Five Green Gemstones Ring

My lovely client Natasha found a picture of an amazing antique ring, and got me to make her a similar style using a selection of green gemstones.

Five Green Gemstones Ring

The stones are serpentine, prehnite, chrysoprase, peridot and aventurine.

Five Green Gemstones Ring

Five Green Gemstones Ring

It looks amazing worn on the first finger – the stones wrap around and are all visible to be admired! Thanks, as always, to Natasha for her friendship and artistic vision.

Native Silver in Cobaltite Sterling Silver Ring

Native Silver in Cobaltite Ring

My lovely client Rosie chose this beautiful stone from my gemstone collection.

Native Silver in Cobaltite Sterling Silver Ring

It’s native silver in cobaltite. I’d never seen it before I came across this cab, but it is so beautiful!

Native Silver in Cobaltite Sterling Silver Ring

I played around with some ideas, but in the end we decided the simple framed look was the best. It usually is!

 

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

My gorgeous client Rosie asked if I could make her a lapis lazuli ring. We discussed her vision, and I came up with a design she liked.

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

I most often just let the stone do the talking, but the addition of some tiny organic pieces of gold which follow the lines of the gold flecks in the lapis just seemed to fit!

Lapis Lazuli and Sterling Silver Ring with 18ct Gold Detail

Photography is not my forte, and these pictures don’t really do the ring justice. I’m sure you get the general idea though!

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

Not many people with children have escaped hearing about Pokemon and Minecraft, and my dear friend Sarah is no exception!

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

She let me know that Santa wanted to commission me to make her two boys a pendant each.

Pokemon and Minecraft Pendants

Love you all, and good on you Santa for supporting indie businesses! xxxx

Malachite and Sterling Silver Ring

Malachite and Sterling Silver Ring

My lovely Granny  was admiring the gorgeous green of malachite; so I took note, and made her a ring for Christmas.

Malachite and Sterling Silver Ring

What a beautiful green, and what a beautiful Granny!

Malachite and Sterling Silver Ring

I love her with all my heart.

Dark Grey and Baby Blue Drusy Rings

Dark Grey and Baby Blue Drusy Rings

My lovely and ever stylish client Rosie chose these two titanium coated drusy stones to be made into rings to add to her collection of Silver Forge pieces. Fabulous!

Charoite Cabochon 25mm

Charoite Oblong Cabochon

The fabulous purple gemstone cabochon shown here is 25mm long. It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you. 

Charoite is a rare mineral – it has been reported only from the Sakha Republic, Yakutia, Siberia, Russia. It was first discovered in the 1940s, and named for the Chara River.

Charoite is believed to help one overcome obsessions and compulsions. It is thought to provide energy when the body is exhausted; regulate blood pressure and assist with deep sleep and powerful dreams.

Kyanite Cabochon 29mm

Kyanite Teardrop Cabochon

The kyanite gemstone cabochon shown here is 29mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom piece for you.

Azurite Malachite & Chrysocolla Cabochon 19mm

Azurite Malachite & Chrysocolla Cabochon

The lovely azurite malachite & chrysocolla gemstone cabochon shown here is 19mm long.  It is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

These three stones are closely related. Dark blue azurite and light to dark green malachite are basically copper carbonate, having the same chemical composition except for one oxygen molecule. Azurite, when in the earth, can slowly change to malachite, so it is rare to find azurite without malachite being present. Chrysocolla, a light green/sky blue stone, is a copper silicate and often occurring in the same stone with them. Turquoise, a copper aluminum phosphate, is a cousin to these three and can frequently be found in the same copper deposit locations.

Jasper Cabchon Pair - Red Earth 22mm

Jasper Cabochon Pair – Red Earth

The amazing jasper gemstone cabochons shown here are 22mm long, and are available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring, pendant or earrings for you.

Jasper is believed to encourage personal bravery and help people gain independence. It is thought to help cure gynecological problems and to strengthen the stomach. Some believe it can help bring rain, and it has been used as a protection against evil spirits and snake and spider bites.

Picture Jasper Oval Cabochon

The beautiful picture jasper gemstone cabochon shown here is 29mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Jasper is believed to encourage personal bravery and help people gain independence. It is thought to help cure gynecological problems and to strengthen the stomach. Some believe it can help bring rain, and it has been used as a protection against evil spirits and snake and spider bites.

Sonora Rhyolite Dendritic Jasper Cabochons 21mm

Sonora Rhyolite Dendritic Jasper Cabochons

The amazing sonora rhyolite gemstone cabochons shown here are 21mm long, and are available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring, pendant or earrings for you.

Rhyolite is a volcanic rock. It is sometimes known as Rainforest Jasper. Its occurrence is quite widespread throughout the world. Pre-historic quarries of rhyolite have been discovered in the location of east Pennsylvania, USA. Rhyolite was given it’s name by the German traveller and geologist Ferdinand von Richthofen after his explorations in the Rocky Mountains in the 1860s.

Rhyolite is supposed to spark creativity in individuals who are ready to move forward and make things happen in their life. It apparently helps to break through the mental barriers. This stone is used for meditation, progression in life, focusing on the present moment and resolving issues not yet complete.

Orbicular Ocean Jasper Cabochon 26mm

Ocean Jasper Oval Cabochon

The lovely orbicular jasper gemstone cabochon shown here is 26mm long, and is available to be handcrafted into a custom made ring or pendant for you.

Jasper is believed to encourage personal bravery and help people gain independence. It is thought to help cure gynecological problems and to strengthen the stomach. Some believe it can help bring rain, and it has been used as a protection against evil spirits and snake and spider bites.

Red Moss Agate Cabochon 32mm

Reserved – Red Moss Agate Oval Cabochon

The gorgeous red oval moss agate gemstone cabochon shown here is 32mm long.  It is reserved for a lovely client. 

Moss agate is dendritic, meaning it has tree or fern-like inclusions (from the Greek dendron, meaning tree). The inclusions in this piece are iron oxide.

Moss agate is known as the agate of warriors, and of gardeners and agriculture. Moss agate helps balance emotional energy. It helps the user to let go of anger and bitterness. It is believed to enhance concentration, persistence, endurance and success in one’s endeavors. It is thought to assist with sensitivities to weather and pollution. Midwives use it to assist in successful birthing.

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

One of my lovely everlasting besties asked me to make a lotus flower for her yoga teacher.

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

It was a joy to create!

Sterling Silver Lotus Flower Pendant

Variscite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Variscite Pendant

My dear friend Aimee asked me to make her a green pendant. I searched around for a stone that she would love and found this fabulous variscite cabochon.

Variscite and Sterling Silver Pendant

Symmetrical, with just enough inclusions to make it apparent that it is a real piece of the earth, in such an amazing colour, it suits Aimee down to the ground!

Variscite and Sterling Silver PendantI know Aimee loves quirky love hearts, so I added a secret one on the reverse of the pendant. I was happy that I completed it in time it to give it to her as a birthday present. Love you Miss Aimee!

Variscite and Sterling Silver Pendant