No, this isn’t a post about skincare cream.  I’m feeling very passionate about jewelry today.  Must have something to do with this post.

Anyway, I spent the day finishing some pieces I’d started in the studio on Tuesday:

The earrings pictured above are fabricated in sterling silver and feature wire-wrapped apatite beads.  The actual beads are more turquoise in real life, but I like how this photo makes them look so blue, almost like sapphires.
For the necklace above, I simply strung the pendant on a 16" length of faux suede.  I like faux suede for necklaces better than real suede or leather, but I’m not sure why.  Actually, I do know why:  it’s softer and more comfortable to wear.

I also did some replacement/repair work today:

These earrings were originally made in 2004 and purchased by my friend Theresa.  Girlfriend proceeded to lose one and asked me to make a replacement at least a year ago.  Today I finally did it.  The earrings are made from 14k gold-filled wire and components, and the beads are Swarovski crystals.
Poor Theresa, she seems to have bad luck with my jewelry.  She bought the necklace pictured above as a birthday gift for a friend a couple of years ago.  The necklace broke somehow (look, it was after at least a year of lots of wearing, I swear) and so she asked me to repair it.  After only a few months, I finally got it done.  The necklace is made of 14k gold-filled wire and chain and features a peach-colored cubic zirconia pendant.

3 Replies to “Repair and Renewal”

  1. Holly says: August 25, 2007 at 9:31 am

    I think gemstones are like candy, so delicious and irresistible. But I even find the crystals and cubic zirconia irresistble. I’m like a magpie–anything shiny and sparkly!

  2. Antoinette says: August 25, 2007 at 8:40 am

    You go jewelery girl! Love the new items. I’m such a sucker for semi-precious stones. I also like faux suede. I think the real one smells too strong too close to my face and the faux is softer and doesn’t have that leather smell.

  3. Theresa says: August 24, 2007 at 2:05 pm

    I cannot tell you how thrilled I am to have the earrings back as a set. I was so TOTALLY BUMMED when I lost one at the stupid White Harte Pub. So thanks again for making me a new one. I am wearing them right now, in fact.
    Also, I emailed Sarah this morning to tell her that her necklace is fixed. Here is her reply.
    “Oh, thanks to Holly. I love that necklace. I wore it all the time and missed it when it was gone.”
    THANK YOU!!!!

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