Tuesday, July 28, 2009

It's not easy being green...

Does anyone remember that Kermit the Frog song? Well that's what I was singing to myself as I was photographing these pieces. These greens that I used...really hard to get their true colors to come out in the pictures. The Dragonfly necklace is a piece I made a while back but have not listed it yet due to not being able to get an accurate photograph! I'm going to try it this way and see what you think. I tried a white backdrop, then the stone... the only thing I haven't tried is black, but these might work!
First up, I made these beautiful earrings and necklace the other night while Ann was over. She sat and played on my laptop, we had Michael Jackson oldies playing (loudly) on the CD and I went into a wire wrapping frenzy!
Sterling Silver floral french wires, and dangling below from SS chain are Freshwater Pearls, Tourmaline Briolettes (I picked them up at a gem show and they were not marked, but the local bead store told me they were some sort of green/blue Tourmaline) and Erininte and Tourmaline Swarovski Crystals. *Sigh* So serene...

Here is the matching necklace. It features a big beautiful Hill Tribe Silver flower pendant, and dangling below it are the same Freshwater Pearls, Tourmaline Briolettes, and small Tourmaline donuts, Erinite and Tourmaline Swarovski Crystals, all wire wrapped onto the Sterling Silver Chain.

In the body of the necklace there are the same materials, in addition to some really cool white glass (czech, I think) leaves. It's finished with a funky silver toggle clasp!

Here's the Dragonfly necklace... it still seems washed out to me. In person, it's REALLY pretty...you may just have to trust me on this one!

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  1. Those are all really beautiful! I especially love the first couple of designs - so airy and light.

  2. Love them all! I like the softness of all the greens with the silver. Have you tried a little photoshop manipulation on the dragonfly necklace? Maybe a little more saturation in the shades would do the trick? I still think it's gorgeous!

  3. Thanks Ladies!
    Mellisa, I did play with Photoshop a bit, but what darkened some areas made the other areas look terrible! LOL! It's also a really long necklace so getting it all in focus while showing it's features is proving to be a task for me! :)It is pretty... I may have to try having someone wear it and I can try it that way too. Thanks for your suggestions!! I will give them a try! :)

  4. Love these!! Did not have time to read, will be back later to do that. I just had to let you know that those are gorgeous.


  5. Hi Kristen!! I LOVE the first two...that necklace is gorgeous...I love the little Hill Tribe flower too. Those are MY colors :) :)

  6. Thanks Marie and Carey! Carey, I know those are your colors! We have earrings with those colors too, remember? :)


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