Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Each jewelry design has a story

My son's girlfriend's birthday is coming up and I wanted to get her something. So I asked my son what she might like. He immediately suggested that I should make her some earrings.

Now, you have to realize that I was quite flattered. My son actually thinks my jewelry is nice enough to be given as a gift to someone he cares about!

This is the way I feel about it. Strangers and acquaintances might say that they like your jewelry, but they might just be trying to be nice. But I know that own family wouldn't think twice about telling me what they really feel!

Amethyst is one of her favorites. So I proposed that I would simply bezel-set some cabochons that I have. How could one go wrong with that?!

I set out to make the earrings this past weekend. But something happened.

When I made the bezels, the earrings just seemed to be asking for more.

It wasn't my fault. They seemed to make themselves - my jewelry seems to have a way of doing that.

So in stead of simply-set amethysts, this is what I made:
I've never made anything like this before, and I never even sketched out the design. It just happened.

I guess next weekend I'll try to make the amethyst earrings I originally set out to make. Maybe this time I'll get them done right.



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14 Comments:

  1. Julie B said...
    I love it everything flows and the design takes on a life of it's own!
    There is something to be said for just stepping back and trusting the process.
    These earrings are beautiful and very original!
    JustJaynes said...
    They came out beautiful! I hope she loves them.
    Miss Gina Designs said...
    Oh, these are "right"...they are simply gorgeous! She's a lucky girl to be receiving such a gorgeous gift!
    Andrea said...
    What a gorgeous design! She will love them, I'm sure. I know I would!
    Audrey said...
    Wow! Those earrings are lovely and it sounds like they are much more interesting than the intended design ;)
    Pricilla said...
    They are beautiful and obviously meant to be. This happens to the publicist all the time. She never knows what is going to happen when she sits down with her gemstones. Sometimes it is very, very bad. Other times magic happens. It looks to me like you get a lot of magic!
    sundownbeaddesigns said...
    That is a beautiful pair of earrings...don't you love it when your projects just seem to happen and they turn out great!!
    SolSisters said...
    Those are just "right" just the way they are. Can you make me a set in amber?
    Nancy said...
    I don't think you should try to do them right. Letting your creative vibe just flow obviously has some major pay offs for you, they're gorgeous!
    Meekiyu said...
    I love the way they turned out! Yes art does take you to places... you never know where you're going and that's half the fun. =D
    hopestudios said...
    she's a lucky girl! those are so cool. they are so vivid, too. nice job.
    Contrariwise said...
    I hope she'll like them. They were a lot of fun to make. I just love when the jewelry takes you places that you never intended to go.
    Ishkie said...
    WOW. Those are really stunning. You do beautiful work, I have to say.
    Gemheaven said...
    Wow I love them :)

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