Wednesday, November 18, 2009

'Nother Treasury!

This is another treasury I made on Etsy yesterday. This is pretty fun, I think I need to work on getting some more! It's a great way to showcase all the great designers on Etsy (including me :) ).

The theme is "Creatures of the Sea". I tried to go for a darker, moodier color scheme. The piece from my own shop that I featured is the "Sea Change" bracelet, which is one of my high-end pieces. It features chalcedony onion briolettes in three different shades, which blend from light to dark along the length of the piece. Freshwater pearls accent the chelcedony. All of the stones/pearls are individually wire-wrapped on sterling silver head pins, and hand-linked together so the wire wraps form a chain. This is a very time consuming way of working, but the results are really amazing. I really enjoy this technique and plan to incorporate it more in future designs.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A good week for Etsy Treasuries!

So far this week, I've been featured in TWO treasuries, and managed to snag one of my own! One of the treasuries I was in is already expired, but you can see the other here. Thanks to MeiGuiDesigns for including my Liselle Earrings.
The treasury I put together is called "Verdigris", and can be seen here. I love the combination of rusty, coppery tones with a blue-green patina. So much depth and rich color!