martedì 6 gennaio 2009

Princess Turandot - pure silver,smoky quartz,chalcedony earrings

“We all lose our heads when in love.”
Princess Turandot is utterly beautiful, but she rejects all earthly love. Refusing to marry and harboring a ferocious hatred of men, she proposes that her suitors solve three riddles or else have their heads cut off.Ninety-nine suitors have previously failed when a young, foreign prince desires to attempt his hand. Can he conquer the pride of the most beautiful woman in the kingdom? Will West and East meet, just as the sun and moon do?Princess Turadot, which owns to Puccini's opera, is an original tale which masterly blend between the purity of Oriental tradition and the explosive fun approach of commedia dell’arte.
These beautiful and intricate earrings have been first shaped, hammered and coiled with meters and meters of pure silver wire of different gauges.
The central part, which is laden with a selection of the most vibrantly sparkling gems in a spectrum of bright orange and yellow hues, is composed of white smooth freshwater pearls, tiny light yellow micro-faceted canelian beads, securely coiled to the silver frame, smooth and faceted silver beads and a genuine citrine faceted briolette, that is the heart of it.
Immediately below a great selection of huge (and believe me, they're truly stunning!!) briolettes: incredibly sophisticated smoky quartz beads with high luster and perfect faceting in onion cut and a golden yellow chalcedony faceted briolettes whose colour is truly vivid and vibrant!
Everything is topped with a large, sparkly and absolutely fabulous smoky quartz bead! It is an unbelievably stunning shade of intense smoky brown with superb step cut faceting of the highest quality for extra shimmer!
The flower silver plated earposts give them a special and original look!Measurements: these beauties are 3.14 inches (8 cm) long - earposts included (look at the last photo to have an idea of their measure! I have little hands, just like a ten-year old child!!!). Extremely lightweight and truly one-of-a-kind!

Waterlilies - sterling silver necklace

This stunning necklace is inspired by one of the most popular painting of my favourite artist: Monet.This necklace is purple and green, a colour combination that I adore! Beautiful and big faceted jasper beads, green turquoise rondelles, amethyst teardrops, crystals, sterling silver beads were wrapped in sterling and fine silver and enriched with inticate designs. Every single piece is unique in its shape and in its frame.The whole piece was oxidised for a more romantique look.It is 17.12 inches / 43.5 cm long. Adjustment of length is possible - please convo me!Partially inspired by Iza Malczyk work - which is amazing!

Iguazu Falls - pure silver and labradorite earrings

Iguazú Falls is undoubtedly the most visited place in Misiones and one of the most imposing natural attractions in Argentina, and why not in South America. In guarani language, the term "Iguazú" means "great waters". It was discovered in 1541 by Alvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and established in 1984 as Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Situated in Iguazú National Park, some 20 km. from Puerto Iguazú in the north of the province, these falls are shared by Brazil and Argentina. Iguazú river is born in Paraná state in Brazil, and after crossing 1,200 km. on a plateau where it receives several affluents, it reaches a fault forming a crack in the interleaved layers of sandstone and basalt where the river runs.This river runs through a smooth geography until it reaches a series of faults, and suddenly an 80 m. canyon in the Devil's Throat where the water produces a thundering sound and then drains into the Parana river. A legend says that a big snake called "Boi" lived in the river. To calm its ferocity, aborigines sacrificed a woman every year as an offering. But once a brave guarani aborigin kidnapped the woman and saved her from the traditional rite escaping through the river. Boi burst in anger, bent its body and split the river forming the cataracts separating the man and the woman. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
These intricate and rich earrings have been inspired by this wonderful natural place.To create them I used meters and meters of pure silver wire of different gauges, tons of flashy blue fire gemmy AA labradorite faceted onion cut teardrop briolettes, tiny freshwater pearls and silver beads of different sizes.The flower earposts are silver plated ~ definitely gorgeous!They're 2.36 inches/6 cm long ~ from the bottom of the earposts.Oxidation gives a special charm to them and makes the labradorite stand out greatly!Majestic, stunning and truly one-of-a-kind earrings will surely enrich your natural beauty!