Friday, 28 October 2011

Cherry berry earrings

Cherries, berries or linden bracts? Cute botanical hook earrings in sterling silver.
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Leaf and berry dangly earrings

Cute and sparkly hook earrings made from sterling silver and carnelian beads.

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Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Silver fern pendant in silver and bronze

Silver fern, the symbol of New Zealand. This pendant in sterling silver and bronze, riveted together, lovingly recreates this pretty leaf as an engraving on the bronze. The bronze will acquire a patina over time but can be polished back to its original colour if desired.

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Oak leaf and acorn mixed metal necklace

When autumn arrives, my mind turns to leaves... every year it's the same. This year I have made this lanyard-style necklace in sterling silver and bronze with a ring and t-bar closure. The silver leaf has been rolled with a real oak leaf to give the vein pattern that has then been given an oxiding treatment and brushed for an organic look. The bronze leaf has also been rolled, but the pattern is much more faint. Bronze is very hard and it is difficult to emboss in a roller. The acorn is sterling silver and an alloy of bronze and silver. This is quite a heavy necklace, weighing in at 22g

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Tiglio Choker

We have a lime tree or linden tree in our garden and I'm always fascinated by the mixture of foliage it produces. Apart from its gorgeous heart-shaped leaves, it also produces pea-like fruits attached to long bracts, that look like leaves. In this choker, I have attempted to represent in sterling silver all the various interesting elements that go to make up our little tree, and strung them all together on a black, silk cord. Tiglio is Italian for lime.
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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Alphabetti Spaghetti Jewellery website launch

Yes folks, after a five year little wait, it's finally here! You will find the usual favourites, such as anticlastic and coil rings, with some new additions to the insect jewellery, along with some new pieces you won't have seen before.
You can make a purchase without having to register and all payments are handled securely through PayPal. I'd love it if you could schlep along and tell me what you think!