I don't like to impose meanings behind my jewelry. I generally believe that jewelry is such a personal and often intimate thing, that the giver and the receiver should let the meanings come from their heart.
With that said, this piece has a special story.
It may be obvious to some of you, this stone is broken. I can't help but love this piece even more because of it's flaw though. It's the classic irony of life. Something bad, tragic, heart breaking, happens, yet on the other side of it, there's a new beauty. The impact of the fall has forever altered the stone, but the piece that was born is even more beautiful because of it. This piece has an entirely new element of movement now. It's almost as if it dances on your neck.
Of course, please give this necklace your own meaning that is significant to you.
One of my favorite things about these "mantel" piece designs, is that the clasp stays in the back so you don't have to worry about that clasp coming around to the front!
This sweet, one-of-a-kind piece features 2 white freshwater pearls and comes on an 18'' cable chain. All stones are natural and everything else is sterling silver.
As always, if you need additional information, or a different size, don't hesitate to ask! I am happy to make the right fit!
I grew up in South Florida and both my parents were avid divers. One of my mom's favorite things to make (which I don't know that people are still able to harvest conchs, but back then they were plentiful) was conch fritters! I might have loved the shells the most, though.
These amazingly, delicately detailed flowers are hand carved from conch shells! Let no part of the animal go to waste! Honor the animal by utilizing all it has to give.
The soft, happy Spring pink draws my face into a smile every time I see them!
I hand forged these sterling silver earrings out of 18g wire. It's slightly thicker than the traditional earring wire I use, but the supreme light-weight of the flowers keep the piece mega comfortable and ideally strong!
Just slide them in your ears and breathe in that fresh Spring air!
Branch Circle Earrings // Sterling Silver and Blue Lace Agate
These one of a kind earrings are a circlet of interwoven tree branches into a front facing hoop! With faceted Blue Lace Agates! Hoops are great, but they can be difficult to put in, but not these babies! They feature my signature earring backs and you won't have problems with them falling out of your ears!
There's something very regal and ancient about a rich red Ruby set in black silver with yellow gold. Somehow, it gives you a sense of a deeper narrative at play. That's what this carved natural Ruby does for me. Oh! And flip it around and see another design on the back!
I twisted and blackened the silver in this piece to echo iron and black smithing. Somehow this brand new necklace seems very ancient. I love that. There is a beauty to discovering the story it holds. Will you be the one to hear it?
Morganite Dangle Earrings // with Druzy, Sterling Silver, and Rose Gold
All hand forged sterling silver and 14k rose gold for your ears! Oh! and a pair of natural Morganites (5.8 carat total weight!) and Chalcedony Druzy!!! These babies swing and catch so much sparkle!
I think the Chalcedony Druzy is almost like a glittering galaxy! And I really love that Morganite is just a PINK EMERALD! GUSH!
I'll be honest, you don't have to love pink to want these one of a kind earrings!
Important to note: these beauties will hang from your ears in my signature ear wires that are designed to not only be easy to put on and comfortable, but also won't fall out of your ears! AND, if I haven't told you before, let me tell you now: I have a weight limit on any earrings I make. I have sensitive ears and I don't want anyone else to have to sacrifice big earrings for sensitive ears, so, here you go! These are under 5 grams each, and I've found that is the most agreeable weight limit.