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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!

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

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

 

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!

 

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

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!

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!)

 

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!

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!!

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

Flashback – Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

Continuing my flashbacks to the first pieces I ever made, the next step I took at The Goldsmith’s School was to learn to set a stone. A round or oval shaped cabochon is the simplest to set (no corners to contend with!) and I chose one of my favourites, peridot.

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

I have written about the stone setting process previously here and here – and as you can probably tell, it is one of my favourite ways to create!

Peridot and Sterling Silver Earrings

I’ve gotten faster and better at setting stones of course, but these earrings have stood the test of time – although I would design the ear hooks differently another time! I still love peridot, too – it and garnet are some of the few gemstones that are not treated in any way.

Raw Ruby and Sterling Silver Granulation Earrings

Raw Ruby and Sterling Silver Earrings

Raw Ruby and Sterling Silver Granulation Earrings

One of my clients asked if I could create a pair of earrings to match this raw ruby ring.

Raw Ruby and Sterling Silver Granulation Earrings

I was able to source her some matching cabochons, and here is the end result!

Raw Ruby and Sterling Silver Granulation Earrings and Ring Set

I think they turned out pretty well. I was fond of that ring, too, so it was nice to see it going off to a good home!

Gataker’s Artspace – New Earrings In Stock

Gatakers Artspace Stock

It’s always a joy packaging up some Silver Forge earrings to send up to the lovely Gatakers Artspace in Maryborough. Gatakers is a community artspace which displays the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople ~ they are at 311 Kent Street, Maryborough. If you’re in the area, stop by, enjoy the gallery, and find my pieces in Gatakers shop. Thanks to the great staff there!

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I’m now sending out a quick weekly email which lets you know of new products as soon as I release them. If you love to know stuff first, and would like an easy way to see what’s new at The Silver Forge shop, you can sign up right here!

Faceted Black Onyx Jewellery Set

Faceted Onyx Jewellery Set

Faceted Onyx Jewellery Set

 

One of my clients fell in love with faceted onyx (as have I!), and she asked if I could make her this matching ring and pendant set.

 

Faceted Onyx Jewellery Set

 

I was thrilled to! I love that she matched the set with a pair of coal black Czech glass earrings, too.

 

Faceted Onyx Jewellery Set

 

Love the whole set. Thanks, Ash!

Tri-Colour Fluoro Czech Glass Clip-on Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Clip On Hoop Earrings

Tri-Colour Fluoro Czech Glass Clip-on Sterling Silver Hoop Earrings

One of my lovely customers, Trish, wanted another pair of clip-on earrings – hoops this time.

Periwinkle Ombre Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Triangle Earrings

At the same time, she got me to make these triangle earrings for her daughter. What a nice mum!

Sodalite Earrings and Pendant Set

Sodalite and Sterling Silver Pendant and Earrings Set

 

I was honoured to be asked by my dear friend Judy to create a matching pendant and earrings set for her to donate to the ArtSound FM Radiothon fundraiser.

 

Sodalite and Sterling Silver Pendant and Earrings Set

 

Judy asked me to incorporate the ArtSound logo into the piece.

 

Sodalite and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

She and her colleagues chose sodalite from my gemstone collection to really make these pieces gorgeous!

 

Sodalite and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

You can head to the ArtSound webpage on 17th November to pledge your donation and get your chance to win this set!

Indigo Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Jewellery Set

Indigo Blue Cube Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

Toni fell in love with the indigo beads on these earrings, and after she had purchased herself a pair, she wondered if I could create her a matching bracelet and necklace.

 

Indigo Blue Cube Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Jewellery Set

 

I love getting custom requests, so I was happy to oblige!

 

Indigo Blue Cube Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Jewellery Set

 

Toni loves them, and has received lots of compliments. Happy all round!

Gataker’s Artspace – More New Pieces

 

Gatakers Artspace Stock

Some more Silver Forge earrings are now available at Gataker’s Artspace in Maryborough. Gataker’s is a community artspace which displays the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople – they also have musical performances in their courtyard, and every month they open one Saturday night for music, wood-fired pizza, coffee, art and artisans. Stop in to 311 Kent Street, Maryborough, and find my pieces in Gataker’s shop! Thanks, Gataker’s lovely staff!

White Seaglass and Sterling Silver Earrings

White Seaglass and Sterling Silver Earrings


White Seaglass and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

I had originally created these seaglass earrings to be listed in my shop, but after some consideration, I decided I had to keep them for myself!

 

White Seaglass and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

Y’ know, that happens sometimes. Especially when it’s a one of a kind piece!! 🙂

 

White Seaglass and Sterling Silver Earrings

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant and Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earring Set

Pale Green Drusy Agate Pendant and Aventurine Earring Set

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant

 

I created this pendant and earrings set in collaboration with a beautiful customer. We worked together to match the stones and come up with the design idea.

 

Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earrings

 

The shape of the pieces mirror the pattern in the drusy. The pieces are for a gift for Sonia’s daughter, a Taurean – the stones are both birthstones for the sign of Taurus, so very fitting!

 

Pale Green Drusy Agate and Sterling Silver Pendant and Aventurine and Sterling Silver Earring Set

 

Thanks so much, Sonia, it was such a pleasure and an honour to collaborate with you.

Grey Czech Glass Leaf and Sterling Silver Dangle Clip On Earrings

Grey Czech Glass Leaf and Sterling Silver Clip-On Dangle Earrings

 

One of my lovely customers, Trish, previously ordered these clip-on earrings from me, and liked them so much she wanted another pair!

 

Grey Czech Glass Leaf and Sterling Silver Clip-On Dangle Earrings

 

These Czech glass leaves are sweet, and look great as a dangle earring.

 

Grey Czech Glass Leaf and Sterling Silver Clip-On Dangle Earrings

 

Thanks, Trish, and I hope you enjoy them as much as your first ones!

Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Clip-on Earrings

Acai Purple Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Clip On Earrings

I created these Czech glass and sterling silver clip-on earrings at the request of Trish, a customer of mine.

Acai Purple Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Clip On Earrings

The clips are premade, as it’s just not practical to try to make them myself.

Acai Purple Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Clip On Earrings

She was very pleased with how comfortable they were, and I’m creating her another pair as we speak!

 

Gataker’s Artspace

Gatakers Artspace

I’m pleased to say I have been invited to display some of my work at Gataker’s Artspace in Maryborough, here in Queensland. Gataker’s is a community artspace which displays the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople – they also have musical performances in their courtyard, and every month they open one Saturday night for music, wood-fired pizza, coffee, art and artisans. Sounds divine!

Gatakers Artspace Stock

The lovely staff at Gataker’s have chosen a selection of my earrings and pendants, which arrived a couple of days ago. If you’re up around Hervey Bay way, stop in to 311 Kent Street, Maryborough, and let me know what it’s like. Beautiful, I’m sure!

Sterling Silver Spiral Ring and Earrings Set

A lucky girl is going to be the recipient of this matched set of sterling silver spiral ring and earrings for Christmas this year!

Sterling Silver Spiral Ring and Earrings Set

Peter emailed me a description, a couple of photos and a quick sketch of the style he was after, and I took it from there.

Sterling Silver Spiral Ring

I think the silver end cap spheres set off the hammered texture nicely!

Sterling Silver Spiral Earrings

These were fun to make, and I hope they will be well received. Thanks, Peter!

Sterling Silver Liverpool Football Club Initial Dangle Earrings

Sterling Silver Liverpool Football Club Dangle Earrings

I created these earrings for Danni, who must be Liverpool Football Club’s number one fan! Danni wanted some dangling LFC earrings to be as ‘bling!’ and noticeable as possible.

Sterling Silver Liverpool Football Club Dangle Earrings

 

I designed these sterling silver earrings using the initials of the club, and added a silver Czech glass bead at the bottom.

Sterling Silver Liverpool Football Club Dangle Earrings

I hope they bring your team luck Danni!! 🙂

Sterling Silver Domed Stud Earrings

I created these earrings for Sarah, as a gift for a friend of hers.

Sterling Silver Domed Stud Earrings

I don’t usually create stud earrings, but these were fun to make, and I think I’m inspired to create more!

Sterling Silver Domed Stud Earrings

Simple and elegant. Thanks, Sarah!

Sterling Silver Domed Stud Earrings

Heart and Lung Transplant Trust Raffle

I saw a request from Camille, my fellow MadeIt seller from the gorgeous CurlyPops, asking for donations for a raffle and trivia night being held for the Heart and Lung Transplant Trust. Camille has recently undergone a double lung transplant, and I was happy to do something, however small to help by donating a pair of earrings.

Fucshia Pink Czech Glass Sterling Silver Modern Contemporary Drop Earrings

Almost $2500 was raised, which is enough to cover the accommodation costs for one transplant recipient and their carer (from country Victoria or interstate) who are required to live close to the hospital for 3 months post transplant. Well done, Camille and the team! Do consider giving support if you can, and I strongly urge everyone who is not already signed up to get yourselves on the Organ Donor Register.Talk to your loved ones today. Maybe your legacy could be that you save some lives.

Sterling Silver Heart Earrings

Nic contacted me with a request for a pair of heart earrings that she wanted to have created especially for her.

Sterling Silver Heart Earrings

Nic wanted them to be elongated, ‘puffed’ hearts, with marquis shaped hooks. We emailed about how they would look and what size they needed to be, and after a little bit of discussion, I got to work!

Sterling Silver Heart Earrings

The hearts are finished with a high polish, as you can see from the reflection in the photos. (It’s hard to capture a good photo of highly polished, curved surfaces! 🙂 )

Sterling Silver Heart Earrings

I created them with a spiral twist on the base of the earwire where it joins to the back of the heart –  forgot to take a picture of that, but you can just see in the reflection in the last picture! Thanks Nic, these earrings were fun to make. I’m really glad you’re enjoying them!

Gataker’s Artspace – New Pieces

Gatakers Artspace Stock 2

Some new Silver Forge earrings have arrived at Gataker’s Artspace in Maryborough. Gataker’s is a community artspace which displays the work of local and regional artists and craftspeople – they also have musical performances in their courtyard, and every month they open one Saturday night for music, wood-fired pizza, coffee, art and artisans. If you’re up around Hervey Bay way, stop in to 311 Kent Street, Maryborough!

Pegasus

Pegasus

‘Winged Grey and Gold Horse’ (articulated decoration and photograph by Emma Kidd)

Pegasus

Pegasus ACT – Riding for the Disabled is a not for profit community organisation situated in Canberra, Australia.

Started by local horsewoman Bid Williams in around 1973, and having an interesting history for the last 40 years, Pegasus provide equestrian activities for people with disabilities with the help and support of volunteers and the local community.

Their programs assist both children and adults, physically, emotionally and socially. Apart from being fun, horse riding helps to improve co-ordination, balance, muscle development and fitness.  It also boosts personal confidence, self-esteem, communication skills, leadership and trust.

 

Pegasus (photograph by Heide Smith)

Pegasus are unfortunately struggling with a financial crisis, and may be unable to stay open past September 2013 unless they receive an increase in public donations, and a much needed boost to their funding from the Government.

Being from Canberra myself, I was happy to find that an Australian Etsy team I’m part of are doing some fundraising for this worthy cause. I will be listing two pairs of earrings, the proceeds from which will be donated to Pegasus.

Black Fire Earrings. Sterling Silver Fire Polished Czech Glass Modern Contemporary Earrings.

 

Head on over to the Etsy fundraising page, and check out the earrings and all the other items that are being sold as part of the fundraising campaign. Who knows what handmade treasure you might find, and be able to purchase to help?

Pink Czech Glass and Sterling Silver Earrings

Thanks, Pegasus, for your tireless and wonderful work!

Peridot Triangle Ring and Earrings Set

My cousin commissioned me to make a set of earrings and a ring for his lovely girlfriend.

Peridot Triangle Ring and Earrings

The design needed to be small, with a green stone, and a little bit unusual. We Facebook messaged back and forth, and together, we came up with a design which incorporated those concepts!

Peridot Triangle Ring and Earrings

I hope Laura liked them, and what a nice partner she has!!! 🙂