Sunday, September 23, 2007

This Week's Jewellery

I think this black and gold pin has become my favourite. I really enjoyed putting this one together. Do you see the weird 'springy things' I have included on both? My Dad gave me them, they are the inner workings of the valves in tyre tubes - obsolete now, but a quick dip in shellac and they are sealed ready to feature in my jewellery.
My Mum loved the original teaspoon necklace so I made two and let her choose which one she wanted, fairly sure she would choose the bottom one for its symmetry - she did. I used a stainless steel spoon which went so well with the black lava beads and aged sterling silver wire. These pieces really show the contrast in my creative style - simplicity versus minute detail; not a problem just interesting.
gift for my Mum


Judy said...

Love the sppon necklace your mum chose too. So elegant.

MaryB said...

I love the necklace you've made for your Mum. Who am I kidding, I love everything you make. You're very inspiring.

Dot said...

Julie - I adore your jewellry! And love visiting your blog to see what you have been up too. Love both of the pins but the red one is gorgeous! (love all the kitty details of course).

And both of the teaspoon necklaces are stunning. Your mum will be blessed to own either of them.

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous wearable art..

Janet said...

I always love your jewelry! If I was your mom I would have had a difficult time choosing between those two necklaces! I'm a bit like you in that I like some things to be fairly simple but I also love very detailed things, too.

You do the most amazing things with simple, everyday items.

Ro Bruhn said...

More great stuff Julie, the necklaces look divine

jessica said...

you are truly creative and talented.
love the kitty hanging on.

Dot said...

Loved the kitty pin so much I had to buy it! *Sold* to a kitty loving, Julie loving, Dotee :)

Jacky said...

Julie I just love your teaspoon necklaces... your mums is just divine!!! Isnt she lucky to have such a talented daughter?
Also love the piece you made using the rainforest jasper - you are so talented...