And now, here's the last part of my trilogy of summer colors with red.
"Sur la route de Kalamata" (the roads to Kalamata) necklace
Despite of the controversy about the use of coral in jewelry, I love to work with sponge coral (which is not endangered). I personally like the organic feel and orangey red color of this material that can be combined with so many different other colors.
Here is one of my favorite pieces from this summer, "Sur la route de Kalamata", a necklace that combines sponge coral beads, ceramic beads in blue and red, and dark chocolate tiger ebony wood with touches of brass and Swarovski crystals. Even though I’ve never been to Kalamata, the inspiration for this necklace was definitely Greece!
And "Guirlande de corail" (coral garland), a very feminine necklace that features a garland of honey jade carved flowers, combined with red sponge coral rectangle beads and topaz Swarovski crystals.
Enjoy the summer holidays in Bleu, Blanc, Rouge : )
Sunday, July 25, 2010
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Second part of my trilogy of summer colors, here's white : I came across these amazing ice flake crystal quartz nuggets a couple of months ago and I immediately fell in love with these! This stone looks like ice or snow, I don't know, but it is absolutely unique. I combined this crystal quartz with faceted rock crystal, white rabbit jade, AB translucent Swarovski crystals and some carved silver beads to obtain a pure, all-white effect.
My "cristalline" collection is perfect for the summer, paired with white linen clothes and... a margarita in hand ; )
Thursday, July 8, 2010
It may be because I grew up not too far away from the Mediterranean sea but if I had to choose two materials that would epitomize summer, it would definitely be silver and lapis lazuli...
These pieces are called "Ciels d'azur" (azure skies) and they are composed of lapis lazuli, natural aquamarine (for the necklace) and gorgeous silver and enamel cloisonne flowers that emphasize the dark color of the lapis lazuli beads.
Tiny silver Czech glass beads punctuate the dark blue lapis lazuli and accentuate the golden glow of the pyrite dust present in the gemstone.
Thursday, July 1, 2010
Last weekend was super busy, there was the Greek Festival on Sunday (10 hours of selling my stuff on the street, no thank you, I don't think I will ever do it again!) and the "Studio warming" of my friend Grace, aka Eikcam, on Saturday. Grace's work is so beautiful and colorful that it makes her white studio look like the coziest place in town!
Grace and me, wearing my freshly acquired "Baroque" pendant by Eikcam : )