Monday, September 23, 2013

Bronze Immaculate Heart Amethyst Necklace

This 16-18" necklace features a striking 1.5" bronze Immaculate Heart and large purple amethyst beads. Perfect for Lent, or for making a classy but melancholic statement anytime. All other findings are Vintaj natural brass. Set includes matching earrings and 7-8.5" bracelet with a bronze Miraculous Medal link.

Bronze St. Joan of Arc Necklace with Garnet and Agate

This 16.5" necklace features a bronze recast of an antique St. Joan of Arc medal, Vintaj natural brass chain and findings, garnet and gray agate gemstone beads. The set includes matching garnet earrings and a separate Vintaj extension chain which could add up to 4.5" in adjustable length. Adds a great touch of Old World flair to your wardrobe!

Child's Pearl and Sterling Necklace

This 13-15" necklace is made with cultured pearls, reclaimed vintage "rice krispie" pearls, and a sterling silver replica of an antique rosary centerpiece. The centerpiece depicts the Sacred and Immaculate Hearts, is 5/8" long, and is also reversible. The pins, clasp, and all other findings are stainless steel for tarnish resistance and durability. An extension chain allows for custom sizing and growth. A perfect gift for a classy young lady!

Bronze and Brass Miraculous Medal Fleur-de-lis Necklace

This 16" necklace features bronze recasts of a Miraculous Medal Fleur-de-lis centerpiece and two dove links with Vintaj natural brass chain and findings, all polished to an antique gold shine. The gemstone beads are 8mm tourmalinated quartz, exhibiting characteristic splintered black inclusions. The set includes a pair of matching earrings. Very Baroque.

Bronze Sacred Heart Crest Necklace

This 16-18.5" necklace features an eye-catching bronze Sacred Heart crest medal. I paired it with Vintaj natural brass ladder chain and 8mm tourmalinated quartz beads. The set includes a pair of matching earrings.

Bronze Roses Necklace with Jet Gemstone Beads

This simple 16-18" necklace features a bronze cluster of roses in the centerpiece and jet gemstone beads, which I discovered to be very lightweight with a brown sheen. Perfect for Halloween, or for any gothic outfit year-round. All findings are Vintaj natural brass. Includes matching earrings.

Sterling Chalice Necklace with Russian Seraphinite Beads

This 16-18" necklace features a large sterling silver recast of an antique French first communion souvenir medal AND some truly exquisite green Russian seraphinite beads. Seraphinite is mined in a limited area of Siberia, and is one of the most expensive semiprecious stones I've worked with so far. The pictures in no way do them justice. The smaller accent beads, chain, and all other findings are made of stainless steel for added durability and tarnish resistance. The set includes a matching pair of earrings.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Black Labradorite Sacred Heart

This 17-18" necklace is made with black labradorite, one of my new favorite semiprecious gemstones. It isn't actually black at all, but rather a sophisticated marbled gray with an occasional iridescent flash known as "labradorescence." The Sacred Heart centerpiece is sterling silver, featuring Our Lady of Victory on the reverse. All the beads are strung on stainless steel pins with a stainless steel clasp to add durability and prevent tarnishing. Included in the set are two pairs of matching stainless steel earrings with rubber earnuts.

Large Hematite Crucifix

This exquisite 2" crucifix is a sterling silver reproduction of an antique piece. To compliment its size, I paired it with large hematite beads (6-8mm) on stainless steel chain with a stainless steel clasp. All jumprings and pins are also stainless steel. The necklace is 16.5-17.5" long, and comes with matching stainless steel earrings. Rubber earnuts are included.

Petite Pearl Miraculous Medal

This petite 15-16" necklace is made with a 0.5" sterling silver rosary centerpiece, cultured freshwater rice pearls and vintage "Rice Krispie" pearls repurposed from an older necklace. "Rice Krispie" pearls were common in the 1970s and 80s. The set includes a matching 6-7" bracelet. All findings are stainless steel with the exception of the platinum-plated clasps.

Amethyst Bronze Heart

This 14.5-16" necklace is sized for a child, but an attached extension chain allows for a lifetime of wear. It features a puffed heart medal depicting a cross and anchor, identical on both sides, a bronze replica of an antique piece. The beads are 4mm amethyst and gray agate, and all the findings are Vintaj natural brass. The set includes a matching 5.5-7" bracelet.

Black Obsidian Sacred Heart

This 16-17" necklace features a sterling silver reproduction of an antique Sacred Heart medal hung on a stainless steel chain with natural black obsidian beads and chips. The set includes matching stainless steel earrings. Obsidian, which is natural volcanic glass, is deceptively lightweight, making the earrings quite comfortable to wear.

Ave Maria Black Line Agate

This is a long necklace, 25.5", made of semiprecious black line agate beads and pendant, stainless steel findings, and a large sterling silver antique replica Ave Maria monogram medal. Matching earrings with rubber ear nuts included.

Garnet Tassel Fleur-de-lis

This 16-17" necklace is built around a stunning bronze replica of an antique fleur-de-lis medal with red garnet and gray agate semiprecious gemstone beads. All chain and findings are Vintaj natural brass. The medal and tassel add 2.5" in length. Includes a matching 7-8.5" bracelet and dangle earrings. It certainly makes a statement.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Hematite and Gunmetal St. Joan of Arc with Banner

This was a recent piece commissioned as a confirmation gift.  It features hematite and gunmetal-plated beads, stainless steel pins and findings, and sterling silver replicas of antique medals.

White Pearl Miraculous Medal

This was a commission I recently completed using white cultured pearls, stainless steel pins, and a sterling silver Miraculous Medal rosary centerpiece.  The extension chain provides added adjustability.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Snow Quartz Crucifix

This child-sized necklace is 13" long, but extends to 17" for a lifetime of wear.  The petite 1" crucifix is a bronze replica of an antique piece, the beads are 4mm natural snow quartz, and the swallow and all other findings are Vintaj natural brass.  The set includes a matching 5.75"-7.75" bracelet and earrings.