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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A Few Of My Favorite Things - Silver Edition

Recently I did my Jewelry Creators Unite In Numbers (JCUIN) collection of handmade jewelry for the month of December, called A Few Of My Favorite Things - Silver Edition.   I thought I would share a few and why I like them.

Amazonite Sterling Handmade Earrings Faceted Stacked OOAK Jewelry
Shadow Dog Designs
These earrings are faceted amazonite beads with sterling silver, by Catherine of Shadow Dog Designs.  I love the color of these beads, they make me think of tranquil blue waters of a tropical beach.  Also for Inuyasha fans, they are slightly reminiscent of Kagura's earrings.  I have always intended to make a pair like that.  These are the closest I've seen.

Labradorite Earrings, Cluster Dangles, Sterling Silver, Handmade
Pretty Gonzo

Mary of Pretty Gonzo made these unique labradorite and sterling silver earrings.  First of all, I like them because I like that iridescent sheen that labradorite has.  But I also like the unusual design.  It's common to see little round dangles, but not so much flat ovals.  What is especially different though, is the way she used little wire loops instead of headpins to hold the beads on.

Larimar and Sterling Silver Pendant plarg1930
Lunar Skies

The truth is, I could just about pick anything from Lunar Skies and include it here; I love Quentin's work.  This pendant is larimar and sterling silver.  Once again I love the gorgeous blue color.  It's my understanding that larimar only comes from the Dominican Republic.  This one is a rather abstract bird shape.  Do you see the bird?  

Ethiopian Opal Pendant Sterling Silver Wire Wrapped Circle, Fine Chain
Boho Wire Wrapped
This intricate wire-wrapped pendant on a sterling silver chain is by Magaret of Boho Wire Wrapped.  How can you not love those fiery little opal beads?  Of course, her wire work is stunning in itself, but those opals make this piece a knock out!

Aqua Amazonite Bead Wire Wrap Stud Earrings Fine Silver, Handmade
Crystal Bazaar
Here, once again, we have amazonite earrings paired with silver.  Although in this case, it's fine silver (99.9% silver).  These are made by Crystal Bazaar.  What can I say, I love this color.  That, and the roundness and simplicity of these earrings.  They have a classic beauty.

Snowflake Pendant Necklace, Fine Silver on Sterling Stripe Snake Chain
Shanghai Tai
Lastly, I have included a fine silver metal clay snowflake pendant by me, Roxanne, of Shanghai Tai.  I like the pendant itself, but I especially like it on this sterling silver chain, called a black and white snake chain.  It goes perfectly with the pendant because, as it moves, the contrast between the black and white makes something almost like a sparkle.  It reminds me of the tiny sparkle of a snowflake.  That's why I thought they were so perfect together.

By the way, in case you're wondering why this was the silver edition, it's because I'm leaving the door open for future editions in gold and copper!

Thanks to the talented artists of the JCUIN guild for letting me share these pieces with you!


  1. Very nice looking silver inspired jewelry. There are a lot of great pieces featured.

  2. I like the first pair!