Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Thursday, June 11, 2009
I'm working on a variety of necklaces and chokers crocheted with cord, gemstones and beads. They are very light, comfortable and perfect for summer. I will post more pictures as I finish them. This one has Yellow Chalcedony briolettes, red Jade, amethyst and jasper. There are a couple of events coming up next month that I am participating in and I want to have some pieces ready to display.
Blessings to all,
Monday, June 8, 2009
I've been wanting to try this stinky project for a while. :) I found some info online about oxidizing my Sterling silver jewelry naturally with boiled eggs instead of harsh
chemicals. The results were successful. I made some earrings with some large black Labradorite tear drop stones wrapped in a simple sterling silver wire setting. All I had to do was boil an egg, crack and peel it and then chop it up. I placed it in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid along with my earrings. The eggs need to be hot. I I left them for about 15-20 minutes and took them out. They were changing color already but, I wanted them darker. I removed the earrings, and placed the container with eggs in the microwave for about 15 secs(depends on the power of your micro wave) I put the earring back in, gave it a little shake and covered them back up. I did this a couple of times until I got the results I wanted. The silver turned a pretty blueish black, almost a gun metal color.