These earrings are the second incarnation of Shapinsay, after the first pair was sold to Ania from Shapinsay (yes, from there!). I think I'll make a collection of earrings under this name inspired by the island colours :) Here I surrounded a juicy green Peridot (the colour of the grass) with yellow Jasper and orange Carnelian - like the little wild flowers on a meadow. Then I and added a purple Amethyst and burgundy Garnets - colours of the Sea Pink and wild orchids.
Friday, 29 June 2012
Sunday, 24 June 2012
Last week I spent four days on Shapinsay - a little island in Orkney. From there I took home a few stones and shells with me to have some new photo backrounds for my jewellery. Last night I was making a pair of earrings thinking of the island unusual bleek landscape and then I remembered the flowers, the shells, the stones...and all the subtle colours one could see when only one would stop and look really close. Look at these little earrings - it's Shapinsay in a miniature.
Sleeping Beauty Turquoise, Garnet, Yellow Sapphire, Aquamarine, Sterling and Fine Silver
Wednesday, 20 June 2012
Another commission I've finished recently - a pair of my rose earrings. This colour inspiration came from a variety of mini roses with naturally pale green flowers. A Green Ice rose made with green gems: Hessonite Garnet, Peridot and juicy orange Carnelians.
Monday, 18 June 2012
Wednesday, 6 June 2012
I decided to mark down some of my old designs and have a sale :) It starts with these earrings that are now only £30 - just follow the link below the photos.