Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Hello,  all you lovers of the finer things, like beautiful gemstones from all over the world, both faceted and cabochon styles, and even raw specimens in their host rock, for those of you who, like myself, are fascinated by the growthHi, all  habits and the "ingredients" necessary for the creation of each individual and unique type and color of gemstone, rock or mineral!  Oh, and I would never neglect to mention those of you (again, including myself!) who just adore and clamor for the finished miracles of your most beloved gemstones set in beautiful and precious metals, the uniqueness and beauty of each design every bit as important, enhancing the stone's natural beauty as it is nestled in its permanent home!

I wanted to come and let everyone know that I've been learning to do more in the way of creating unique, one-of-a-kind sterling silver and gold filled gemstone jewelry, all made with just my own two hands and some very basic tools.  I am sharing a pair of dangle earrings I just created, which have a rhodochrosite donut, freshwater pearls, and two tiny little agate beads in the centers of each donut, along with a rose gold plated butterfly.  I love using the butterfly with pearls, as it is a symbol of new beginnings, and change from one being into another.  The pearl is symbolic of purity and love, loyalty and goodness of heart, along with other wonderful traits we should all nurture, develop, share  and cherish in ourselves and with those around us.  I love the softness and femininity of the pastels as well - they add to the effect of the symbolism of pearl and the butterfly, somehow amplifying the meaning of whatever change and newness a woman is experiencing within.

This pair of earrings is very special to me for all of these reasons, as I have learned in 53 years that humans are ever-growing, ever-chaging and developing creatures, and as the givers of new life, a woman must grow and change, and constantly become "new", always adapting to those about whom she cares the most, and loves most deeply and purely.  The soft pastels of the pearls signify the purity of that love and her heart, always doing her utmost to care for and please her children, from infancy until she leaves this world, her mate from the time at which they have bonded until the time she leaves, as well.  I know personally that even when our children are well into adulthood, we do not just walk away from them and hope they fare well in life, but we are aways there in the background, happy to help if we are ever  needed, and in whatever capacity we are able.  Thus, we are still changing, adapting, and growing, becoming who they have need for us to be for as long as we are able and needed.  The butterfly is a symbol that will have special meaning for me for as long as I live on this earth.  The rhodochrosite donut is symbolic of the circle of life, and of unending love - that between family and friends, of the Creator for His children - one constant, endless, strong and shining orb.  t is an example of the bond between mother or father and child, and the many stages of life that go on forever, from one form to the next -ever changing and ever strong.  Of course, the pink color mottled with green symbolizes the life that a mother gives to her children, right alongside and interspersed with the life we get from the planet, from our gardens, the forests and even the lakes and oceans.  We are all bound together by so many wonderful things, and womanhood is such a vital part of it all!

While I seem to have gone off on a tangent, I hope to have gotten across the importance of meaning in each piece that I create for those who purchase from me.  I have always felt that one who makes jewelry, or any other artistic piece - is really just embellishing what the Creator has already placed here for our enjoyment, and so I want what I make to have a special meaning, and to acknowledge that we are creative because He made us in HIS image.  I am a firm believer in the philosophy that we need to use those talents to honor and give back to HIM in some way,

Well, I will end the discussion on creating jewelry for now, and I hope this has helped to explain my motivation a bit.  I hope that you enjoy the earrings, which, by the way, are for sale, and cost only $35, which is a steal for all natural and hand made items.  It is my introductory price, which will be for just
the first week after listing.  Next week, the price will be $45, beginning on Wednesday.  Of course, I hope that they sell before then.  Also, I am able to do custom orders of this style, in 14K gold filled, sterling  or copper.  Soon, I will also be posting jewelry done in a variety of permanently colored copper and aluminum wires, as well.  This will help to keep costs down for those who are unable to keep up with the rapid and constant rise in the prices of precious metals.  I hope to have an ecnomical line which is just as beautiful as the precious metal line., and will inclueboth natural gemstones and beads, as well as glass, wood, and other natural elememts.   I will also be using precious metal clay, beginning with the pure silver clay.  This will enable me to make pieces which appear to be cast, and will be much more weighty than those done in wire, in addition to more sculptural.  I am excited about beginning this new phase of my jewelry making career.  I hope that you all enjoy what I bring to this site. 

Lastly, I will eventually be attempting to create some tutorials, so that I can share the wonderful feeling of accomplishment that comes from learning to do something new, and completing each new step towards making an entire, beautiful piece, uniquely your own.  I hope you enjoy this as much as I think I am going to!

So, for now, jewelry and gemstone lovers of the world, I am going to end this post, and share the picture of the earrrings which I just created.  I wish all of you a wonderful and blessed day/night, lots of joy, love, and many blessings until next time.  I hope you will leave your comments, and also, if you are interested in the earrings, do leave me a message/comment -I will not post it with any important information (as you know, I must moderate all comments before they are posted, according to my decision, so it is okay to leave me your email address, in which case, I will get back to you with arrangements for your purchase).  Additionally, if you are interested in purchasing any of the items in the slide show on the right side of the page here, (scroll down some), you may comment with  which item, and your email adress, and again - I will not post this information), and we can discuss these items as well.

Thank you all for coming to read and view my site, and I look forward to seeing you here again soon, with more new pieces here for you to admire!.

ninib :)


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