Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
In honor of the Mexican holiday, Day of the Dead (Nov 1 & 2), Square Peg Artery hosted a workshop on how to create and paint your own sugar skulls! Just in time for my favorite holiday, Halloween.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
I recently had the opportunity to create custom jewelry for a friend's bridal party to be worn in her autumn wedding. It was a very fun project as I was free to create whatever I thought would look nice on her ladies. I chose a palette of ivory, chocolate and citrine to compliment the brown, ivory and mango they would be wearing on the day of her early October wedding.
Each of the six matching necklaces were composed of yellow citrine faceted briolettes and ivory and chocolate brown freshwater pearls. Each briolette is wire wrapped in 14 k gold filled fine wire. The trio is accented with 24 k Bali gold vermeil headpins and suspended from a delicate 14 k gold filled chain.
The earrings feature a citrine teardrop and a cluster of ivory freshwater pearls hanging beneath gold vermeil French earwires.
I am so pleased with how the pieces turned out. The style is so different from anything that I've ever done, and I think that I would like to try other pieces using similar materials. The bride was pleased too, and said they brought the ensembles together nicely.