Sunday, November 25, 2012

2012 Earrings-of-the-Month Review

I have just finished up the December creations for my earrings-of-the-month members. And I am thrilled with pieces I've done this year and think the gals who have joined the fun enjoyed draping their lobes in my earrings. One of the husbands who purchased a membership for his wife said, "Your motto should be 'I hate naked lobes!'"

I offer 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. 
Or check out my Etsy store for the 3, 6, and 12 month options.

Here's what 2012 saw...

February 2012: Piles of Petals

March 2012: Mermaids' Playground

April 2012: Spring Blooms

May 2012: Oh, Honey, Honey!

June 2012: Black Pearls

July 2012: All That Sparkles

August 2012: All the Colors of Alaska

September 2012: OLIVE My Earrings-of-the-Month Members

October 2012: Bushels of Beads

November 2012: Swing from the Chandeliers

December 2012: Keepin' It Spicy (All the Shades of Gingerbread)

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Smokin' Hot Earrings and Necklace

Last night we helped one of my best friends welcome in her 40s. Her husband had planned, and executed, a surprise dinner with a few close friends. Complimenti! That's pretty hard to do when we all have very big mouths.

I figured I would commemorate the milestone with - what else? - jewelry. 

I decided to make something with her birthstone, smokey topaz. I thought about trying to squeeze forty stones into the design somehow, but that was a lot of weight since I had gotten large, faceted briolettes.

Instead I handwired a trio of briolettes to a sterling silver chain. The earrings hang from hand-hammered sterling earwires from an artisan I know in San Francisco.

The matching necklace mirrors the briolette cluster with heart-shaped topaz and sterling silver chain making up the rest of the piece. 

She said, " made me jewelry with smokey topaz because I'm smokin' hot?!?" I went with it.

Love you, Pia. Happy 40th!