Minnesota on May 1–rain has turned to May Day snow. But that doesn’t keep me from dreaming of the lilacs that are two weeks away from blooming. And here are the earrings to prove it!
I can’t seem to stop making these!
And the making goes on! With more to come. Here’s my interpretation of those wonderful tremblant pieces from the 18th and 19th century. (The little Swarovski crystals on the end of the pearls tremble as you move.) Fun with vintage … Continue reading
I’ve always made fairly simple companion earrings for my necklaces when I have enough beads, but I’ve never really focused on statement earrings…until this week. Wow what fun. They’re just as intricate and complex as my necklaces and great fun … Continue reading
As you can tell from this new necklace, I’ve been intrigued with Lover’s Eye miniatures for years. Supposedly they originated when the Prince of Wales (who ended up George IV) sent one to the woman he was infatuated with and … Continue reading
An anticipatory necklace for sure, but it reminds me of floral swags and May poles. (This one is 90% vintage components.) Meanwhile, we’re expecting plowable snow here after a week of sweater-only sunny weather that melted away all signs of … Continue reading
I’m going to have a really hard parting with this one, but it will soon be in my Gemnorde Etsy shop. I got the plain hearts on my last trip to the vintage warehouse in NYC. All the vintage filigree … Continue reading
I’m creating some necklaces inspired by spring flowers, and here’s my latest. It’s combination of bead dangles, green Czech glass leaves, and shrunk plastic flower illustrations. Now in my Etsy shop. Save
I’ve been waiting to use these magnificent vintage Miriam Haskell baroque pearls for a while now. I wanted to create something really grand with them. The name honors two famous jewelry addicts–that virgin queen and Miss Taylor. Soon in my … Continue reading
This is my latest–lapis beads, blue Czech glass, rhinestone balls, vintage silver beads, and lots and lots of ornate bead caps. The stunning blue is truly ultramarine–the artist’s color that was once made from ground lapis. A grand, long necklace … Continue reading