Bringing in the gentle healing power of the sea, shell is believed to be emotionally balancing and protective as well as provide insight into decision making, enhancing and stimulating intuition, imagination and sensitivity. The necklace below has been named Sedna after the Inuit goddess of the sea.
Sedna is a one of a kind freestyle necklace I have made and is comprised of lovely dyed pink mother of pearl tear drop and spiked dagger beads wire wrapped to raspberry coloured artisan lampwork beads plus a couple of white swarovski elements crystal pearl beads. Accented with a large wood bead and finished with an antiqued bronze leaf clasp. One of a kind, eclectic maybe…..but uniquely yours. Available for purchase from Chi Chi Gemmes (my Etsy shop).
Made myself another pair of earrings…..using some left over Swarovski Elements crystal bicone shaped beads from a previous project, and rondelles with sterling silver teardrop beads, headpins and earwires.
I’ve made them to go with this sky blue ombre silk dress (another recent sales purchase from Mint Velvet).
Exploring and familiarising myself with Polyvore. Just as addictive as Pinterest!
Little Black Dress
Juliann is a writer and photographer from New York, who is finally pursuing her dream designing and creating quality gemstone jewellery “for the romantic in you”.
Juliann draws inspiration from whatever is around her such as people, nature, history, vintage clothing, animals and abstract art, etc.
As a special touch – each item you purchase from Juliann includes within its packaging an inspirational quote or famous poem chosen by Juliann for its compatibility with the title of that particular item!
Jana Foehrenbach, of Broken Ghost Couture “creates unique, fashion forward pieces with a lot of feminine flair”.
Jana has been an artist all her life and says “I’ve created in many different mediums such as oil painting, floral design, home decor and mural painting. Being an owner of a consignment shop for 6+ years, I saw so many textiles go to waste”. Thus, at age 43 Jana began designing clothing.
“I have become very passionate about creating unique one-of-a-kind clothing using vintage and pre-loved fabrics”, she claims.
Jana has done tremendously well with her design work! She says “I showed my Spring/Summer 2010 Collection at Alberta Fashion Week. Soon after, I won a Global Fashion Designer Search competition and won! From that win, I was given a spot at the prestigious Vancouver Fashion Week and showed there in October 2009”.
She also takes special orders and will happily work with you to design an outfit that takes your eye – in a different colour or size. If she is unable to provide the exact same fabric, she aims to find something very similar!
Go check out what Jana has in store for Spring 2010!
Are you dreaming of a white Christmas?
Still pondering on what to wear when out walking in the winter wonderland?
Don’t forget your lips – exposed to harsh winds and bitter cold weather they can become dry and chapped.
Weather forecasters say that us folk in the UK are set for a bout of snow, sleet and bitter cold temperatures. Brrrr……….yes, I know, sisters in other parts of the world are already experiencing this, or live in countries where this is the norm.
Wherever you are, warm up with indie winter wear!
If you are not into having a permanent tattoo on your leg – but still somehow want to make a statement, you really must check out hosiery by Tel Aviv designer Gaby, the other half of tattoo socks!
With sizes ranging from small to extra, extra large you can choose a pair of stockings or knee and thigh high socks that look natural and blend with your natural skin tone from a choice of 4 colourways and white.
“They are guaranteed to turn some heads! They compliment your feet and make you feel like you have a gorgeous tattoo. They are cheap, chic and unique and you won’t find them anywhere else”.
I would definitely agree – wouldn’t you?
The pink ribbon has become an international symbol of breast cancer awareness.
Jewllery Artisan – Judy Shelton of JUMA Jewelry has created this beautiful necklace in honour of her sister-in-law, Thelma, who is a breast cancer survivor of 5 years. Judy says she is proud of Thelma and that she constantly teaches her the real meaning of life.
Judy has metalsmithed the frame of the ribbon pendant out of sterling silver. She has then meticulously wirewrapped the inside with tiny Swarvoski pink crystals.