Thursday, April 26, 2012

MAY EcoChic Designs Earrings-of-the-Month

It's that time again...earrings are packaged up and ready to go, a few days early because my husband's and my birthdays are only a week apart and our next two weekends are jam-packed. It's all fun stuff, to be sure, but it doesn't leave much time for much else, especially not a trip to the post office. So, I am sending the earrings out a little bit early because I will be swamped for the next ten days and don't want to leave earlobes naked for too long.

This month, I picked HONEY as my theme for a couple of reasons - I love honey; I love bees; and I've been reading a book called Robbing the Bees: A Biography of Honey.

Many countries celebrate women this month. In this country, it's Mothers' Day; in Italy, it's Festa Della Donna (Festival of the Woman). While not all of my club members are mothers, all are women. For my mothers' day/festa della donna offering, I decided to make creations in all the shades of honey because motherhood, for me, has been a sweet - and sometimes sticky - journey. Sticky because, well, I have two boys eighteen months apart.

The pieces were made with faceted honey quartz, lemon quartz, recycled glass in pale and bright yellow, and amber. All one-of-a-kind, all handwired with sterling silver. So, whether the gals are mothers, grandmothers, or beloved aunties - or all of the above - I hope they will wear these and feel celebrated and appreciated.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

For a March Baby Boy...

When a friend had her first baby, a boy, I wanted to create something for her that was both meaningful and useful. I used milky aquamarines since that is his birthstone (meaningful) and added an easy-to-use silver toggle clasp (useful).

In my blissful sleeplessness of new motherhood, I often forgot which side I was supposed to nurse the baby on next.  So, I swapped a ring from one hand to the other.  I figured she could use this as a nursing reminder, just switching it from one arm to the other, if she wished.

This one-of-a-kind bracelet features milky aquamarine nuggets handwired with recycled blue glass and features a sterling silver charm with her sweet boy’s name.  It closes with a sterling silver toggle.

Welcome to the world, Orion!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Peace and Thank You

I just received an email this morning from the woman who won one of my necklace and earring sets. She wrote: "I wanted you to know that I wore the necklace and earrings from the York Gala, the PAX pieces, for Easter and had several compliments.  Thank you for being so generous with your talents!!"

That made my day.
Here's the one-of-a-kind necklace that she won...with matching earrings.

PAX Necklace and Earring Set
PAX, in Latin, means 'peace.' Not just 'peace' as in the opposite of war, but 'peace' as in 'calm, grace, quiet and serenity.' The story goes that the five marks on the sand dollar are actually five doves that, when broken open and released, will spread peace and happiness throughout the land.

These pieces are handwired with bits of aqua colored glass, neon blue apatite, and hefty sterling silver pieces.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


When one of my Earrings-of-the-Month club members told me that, though she typically wears shorter earrings, she wouldn't mind if I made one of her pairs a little bit longer...I thought, "Perfect. Why not this month?!?"

So, for her IN FULL BLOOM-themed piece, I opted for a longer look - sterling and brass three-dimensional tulips handwired with a faceted amethyst and two different colored and sized purple glass rounds. She loved them.

The club is almost full, but if you are interested in receiving a one-of-a-kind pair of artisan earrings once a month, let me know. I think I have one or two spots still available.

Email me at constantmotioncamilla [at] gmail [dot] com.

Sunday, April 1, 2012

EcoChic Designs Earrings-of-the-Month Club: April 2012

It's time to ship off earrings to my earrings-of-the-month club members.

This month I was inspired by the plethora of Spring blossoms that abound everywhere from the hiking trails to the grocery store. Some of the pieces features these sterling-over-bronze 3D tulip petals since tulips have been my favorite flower since I was a kid. My fascination with tulips began at the Keukenhof Gardens in the Netherlands. You can imagine why...

Other pieces have sterling lotus elements. I hope the gals who receive these are pleased...I know I had fun creating them.

In case you're wondering, I'm offering a monthly delivery of a handmade, one-of-a-kind pair of earrings. You tell me your preference of style and length; I create and surprise you, letting you know what inspired me.  For more information about the club, feel free to email me at constantmotioncamilla at gmail dot com.