Nov 27, 2009

Tom Binns


You ever heard of Tom Binns? This Irish trained in art and jewelry design began to create their exotic pieces inspired by Dadaismo and found in partnership with Vivienne Westwood the chance to sign a totally unique style. In 2006 he won the CFDA award for accessories and is currently the darling of celebrities and fashion.Wonderful all the pieces right? I put only photos of these pieces of "strass" on behalf of the post, but there on his site has at lot different lines of various styles and materials.It is worth taking a look!

Maxi Necklace


They are featured in all the catwalks of fashion shows in Brazil and around the world . In maxi size, which is not discrete, the necklaces may come in various shapes, styles and a variety of materials such as glass beads, pearls, wood, resin, enamel, metal, leather, ribbons and jewels. It fine to mix gold with silver wires with various sizes and overlap them. Inorder not to risk the over production of this style in jewelry, it is important to consider the proportions of the body. For people who are short , a tip is to use the shorter lenghts . As for people who are tall, long lenghts are more harmonious. A good look in the mirror will show what works . The big trend (literally) that rocked several European fashion shows this year was the "Maxie Necklace". Brands such as Prada and Lanvin are counting on jewelry with mega parts combining both simple and luxurious materials as a strategy for sparking a new fashion look. . Between megie jewelry, simple line dresses, bright colors, and crazy shoe combinations the diffently makes an individual stand out. The tendency to choose the necklace as the centerpiece is spreading throught the fashion world. How you look is more than ever a statment of who you are "bold, confident, and independent .

Sarah Jessica Parker, Ashley Olsen, Blake Lively ... What do all these celebrities have in common? A lot of necklaces. But if we stop and look at the clothes, you will find the pieces that are beautiful . The cut is simple and color basic . The great advantages of this trend is that you can make use of what is in your closet without spending much. Many big names in the fashion world are exhibiting this "mix match look" on the runway. Necklaces are large with a wide variety of styles. The use of different materials: chains, ribbons, jewels, beads, convays that everything that can be mixed in a harmony crazy "Ah Ah Ah !!!!!!!!" . The above photos illustrate the mixing of several necklaces creating multiple layers effect combining different materials .To copy this look you have to be bold and express yourself.

Nov 11, 2009

Carnaval



Carnaval
I have in this necklace at festive color of the Brasilian Carnaval combination in various intriguing shapes to express yourself with this bright colored fun necklace. The pendant is a handmade and I use vintage glass beads, wood beads , Jade Malaysia Gemstone , ctrine and the primary gemstne is aragonite. Jade never goes out of style, Fashion experts predict that this year earth tones and gold tones will be big in the fashion world.
Metaphysical Properties Aragonite
Increases energy, boost self confidence and feelings of self worth as you learn to place trust in issues, especially in business At work, aragonite helps clear the mind, stimulates motivation and provides mental energy required to meet professional challenges
Yellow stone Jade, Malaysia Gemstone Set yourself down beside a cool, bubbling spring, In the green branches above, birds are singing. Everything around you is cool and relaxing, putting you right in the moment, That's the spiritual effect, it balances body chemistry so anxiety disappears and you are calm and centered, Add bright colors to that peaceful place, a picnic is spread around you.
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http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31712225

CITRINE


The History about Citrine
Some Biblical scholars believe that citrine was the tenth of 12 stones in Aaron's breastplate described in the book of Exodus. The stone was referred to as chrysolitus (Greek for "golden stone") in both Roman Catholic and Latin versions of the Old Testament, leading to some confusion over whether it was citrine, topaz, or beryl. However, in the King James Version, the tenth stone is referred to as beryl, meaning it would be heliodor, and modern scholars believe the stone was actually topaz.From the earliest of times, citrine was called the "sun stone" and the gemstone was thought capable of holding sunlight and useful in the protection from snakebite.
Its color was associated with gold and it became known as the merchant’s stone. To the Romans, it was the stone of Mercury, the messenger god, and it was used for carving intaglios. The name origin of yellow quartz, the name "citrine" was officially adopted for this stone in 1556 when German metallurgist Georg Bauer, known to some as "the father of modern mineralogy," used it in a publication about gemstones and jewelry.
The word "citrine" has a few potential sources, all related to citrus fruits. The most likely root of this word is from the old French word citron, meaning "yellow," or the Latin word citrus, in reference to citrus fruit. Around the 17th century, both citrine and smoky quartz were called "cairngorm" after their source in the Cairngorm Mountains of Scotland. "Madeira citrine" is the term used for darker, orangey-brown citrines, so named because they share their color with Madeira wine.In 1852, after Queen Victoria married Prince Albert, they built Balmoral Castle in the Scottish Highlands. Because she was so fond of her new home and Scotland in general, the queen often had parties for which she required her guests to dress in full Highlands attire.
This gave Victoria a good opportunity to share another of her loves: gemstones found within her kingdom, citrine in particular. As a result, citrines set in traditional Highlands shoulder brooches and kilt pins became popular. 
 
Metaphysical
The color of the solar plexus chakra is yellow, so citrine is associated with this chakra. It is thought to have a positive influence that can relieve backache, and combat depression and problems with the liver, spleen, digestive system and the bladder. Some believe that the gemstone can help promote prosperity.

November's Eyes


November's Eyes
This gorgeous designer is part of my Vintage collectionThis stunning set,necklace and earring is made with Bones beads tubes in ivory color, and round Ivory stone in two different sizes, between the bone beads has faceted coin Citrine and Mother Pearls in a diamond shape, the interlocking links has a white Bamboo Coral large tumbled in soft ivory color connected with 12k gold nugget.
The necklace center section has two links set with coin faceted citrine , round ivory, between each stone drops three pendants all has alternating coin faceted citrine, pearls, rhinestones, moonstone, chain with darling Swarovski Topaz Crystal all in different shape, and size. The color is a crescents yellowness accenting gold filled accent detailing the dangles that hang of the necklace.
The Piece of Resistance this necklace is in the center between the mother pearls has one vintage medallion em gold Hand Carved with the pendant mother pearl, amethyst,moonstone and details en gold filled.
When you are wearing this resplendent set necklace and earring, the dress comes second. The Ivory stone, the bone beads, white Bamboo Coral came from my grandmother,in the earls 60" and is over 80 years old.
Size, Necklace, 17 3x4" with 3 3x4" drop.Earrings, 1" x 3x4"Citrine's earthy, golden orange hues make it a fitting birthstone for November.
The Power of Citrine
The color of the solar plexus chakra is yellow, so citrine is associated with this chakra, It is thought to have a positive influence that can relieve backache, and combat depression and problems with the liver, spleen, digestive system and the bladder. Some believe that the gemstone can help promote prosperity.


A day in the life: "The learning process is never ending. To me, every gemstone has a story to be told, and they're all fascinating. I truly have a passion for them."Citrine's earthy, golden-orange hues make it a fitting birthstone for November babies, born in a season of pumpkins, bright fall sunshine, and autumn leaves. "Citrine is one of the most valuable and popular gemstones in the quartz group.
While many citrines on the market today are actually heated amethyst or smoky quartz, citrine does occur naturally in beautiful golden and brownish-orange hues. It's also possible that quartz crystals that grew naturally as amethyst or smoky quartz were turned into citrine by natural heat from nearby magma activity .

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Oct 23, 2009

Technology has changed our communication, also changed the way we show our feelings.This multiplicity of this information is endless, with amazing systems making our life better, stronger, and faster.My spirit is of an artist. It's a gentle way of looking at life, a feeling that I bring with me always.The human kindness, beauty, the aesthetic harmony has an unusual fasciination over me. When I admire a work of art, a beautiful poem, a sculpture, a painting, creative in and of itself it kindles my spirit to create. For there is a thread of love uniting creator and creation, the soul expressed throught the object. It is the soul of the artist that gives life to the art, and allowing human spirit to touch our heart.So if you have the passion of creativity release it. Let to go like a bird set free from a case. Dream your dreams, give them fight, and take a deep breath of your new life.

Art in ClayThe art of clay is an ancient activity, dating back more tham three thousand before Christ.Today in Bazsil ,The popularty of clay art is widespread. It is a legacy left of the Indians.The Indians women made clay toys for the children and household objects like bowls and pots.The pieces were modeled according to their creativity or need. They were often painted with strong color inspired by nature.


Art in Jewelry
The handmade jewelry always gone hand in hand with the metallurgy.When a piece is annealed to soften it, when we mix copper in silver to create a stronger alloy or when it is warmed for ask to solder run we are using knowledge of centuries of metallurgical.In the 1970s, a branch of metallurgy has taken a big technological leap: the Powder Metallurgy.It is the manufacture of metal parts from powdered metals which are subsequently resigned and replaced by a sintering process at high temperatures, producing parts of complex shapes with greater energy savings and reduced disposal of material, compared to traditional forms - casting and machining.There are about ten years, this new technology arrived at the handmade jewelry, with the creation of products Art Clay Art Clay Silver and 22K Gold. Because the jewelry world is going through a crisis. This occurs for several reasons, including the fact that jewelry were lost, as dream come true for other fashion accessories like handbags and shoes, cars and electronics to art, and another relevant factor was the lack of innovation in jewelry.Without out investing in design, the jewelry has lost its value as art.

Art Clay in jewelry
The main element of differentiation of handcrafted jewelry for the industry is that they are unique. Not only as a unit is not repeated in a production scale, but only since the creation: a custom job, where you see the hand of the artist and where he can express themselves freely. The handmade jewelry is an art form. A leaf harvested from a memorable trip. A flower gift from a dear friend. A ladybug, a branch of a rose, a piece of income: all these materials can be eternalize in a silver jewelry through the use of Art Clay Silver. The Art Clay Silver, a body composed of microscopic grains of pure silver which has the consistency of clay, can be diluted into a paste and applied to organic materials such as leaves and tissues. After drying, these parts are burned - the stove burner or oven to high temperature - and the organic material is consumed completely, leaving behind his impression immortalized in silver.The result is jewelry faithful to the objects that "inspired" - light and delicate, ideal to be applied in earrings and pendants.

Gordon K. Uyehara.
A constant presence among the most significant awards in the competitions of American and Japanese Art Clay Gordon has set new standards in quality, creativity and beauty in the jewelry produced by this technique and gained worldwide notoriety among jewelers and hobbyists by Clay Art . Gordon stresses that we are all artists potential, given that creativity is intrinsic to human, and when they say can’t be creative sometimes just incredible excuses. One his phrases is: "As an artist, the best thing you can do is wake up sleeping". Gordon K. Uyehara is an artist and designer, Senior Instructor of Art Clay in Honolulu, Hawaii, where he resides. The jewelry shown here are his own and can be seen in:

http://www.honudream.com/

http://www.clayartcenter.org/

http://www.clayart.net/

Oct 1, 2009

Zig Zag

Zig Zag
This necklace has great versatility , and is from my handmade designer series , It is can be used both formal and casual, young or oldThese are exciting accessories for exciting individuals by the combination of potato pearls, onyx, snowflake obsidian, striped agate teardrops,some vintage pieces and gold plated chain, clasps.
Metaphysical/Healing Properties
Obsidian snowflake
If you grew up where snow floated down in huge, beautiful flakes, you understand how snowflake obsidian connects us to our earliest, happiest memories, That's the sense of things snowflake obsidian can give us, Like a sky full of beautiful snowflakes, it restores something a deep, abiding sense of protection and reverence.
Striped Agate
Agates were used in ancient times as talismans to protect the wearer from storms, to quench thirst and to bring good luck-all important things for surviving in the subtropics.
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Sep 17, 2009

BICOLOR NECKLACE


BICOLOR NECKLACE
The captivating vintage brooch is the focal piece with turquoise gemstone and cultural freshwater pearl antique gold. This designer for the new metropolitan look “ Be chic and unique”. Clasps in gold filled.
The Power of the Stone Turquoises
Turquoise is one of the official birthstones for the month of December, and is heralded as the stone of communication It encourages enthusiasm, thus inspiring new projects and bringing to light undiscovered artistic abilities Turquoise also provides understanding and encourages attention to detail while attracting prosperity and success The sprawling lines of coppery matrix provide a large amount of energy to its wearer, turquoise can help balance the blue throat chakra, enhancing the ability to communicate while increasing resistance to viruses, helping to relieve sore throats and allergies.


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Tiger


Tiger


Tigereye necklace with citrine
workclasps and space in sterling silver
A time less look with much detail
Metaphysical/Healing
PropertiesTigereye promotes clear-eyed vision, It helps us see ourselves and the world around us more perceptively, This gemstone knows the importance of being attentive. When we keep our eyes wide open, we are more apt to act appropriately and at the appropriate moment, It's an approach to life that can help us live longer and embrace life as an exciting learning experience. When things get tense around you, look at that tigereye ring or pendant you're wearing, It's there to remind you: stop, look and listen before you do any leaping.

If you want buy this piece please acess this link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31061995

Red Keen


Red Keen
Featuring red jasper, coral, crystal with pedant and the details are vintage pieces. Clasps in gold fillet. This necklace has hard edged appeal, that will bring back magic and chic irreverence to every look, Really “pops”.
Metaphysical/Healing
Red jasper has been used as a stone of protection for thousands of years, Part of the reason is its ability to create and help balance aggressive, dynamic energy, Its spiritual values are those found in ancient female warriors-a perfect balance between beauty and bold, confident power.
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Gorgeous


Gorgeous

Intensely vivid and bold this multi strand necklace is composed of tigereyes, freshwater soft green pearls, faceted teardrop peridot, round jade new and black vintage stone complete the look. Sterling silver hook and spacesYou know you arrived When you wear this necklace and have Night at the town.

The Power of the Stone Peridot

Peridot, the birthstone for the month of August, is also given in celebration of the 16th year of marriage, Known as the stone of compassion, peridot brings good health, restful sleep and peace to relationships by balancing your emotions and mind, This friendly bright green stone also has the uncanny ability inspire eloquence, creativity, bring delight and good cheer, It attracts love and calms anger by giving renewal to all things, Peridot has been long considered a powerful aid to repairing and maintaining friendship and supposedly, it frees the mind of envious thoughts that can damage and strain relationships, It can also be used to protect you from the evil eye.

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Nature Revolution


Nature Revolution
Turquoise with garnet, my inspiration for this necklace came from the exuberant nature that there is in SavannahIts green oval turquoise with different shapes of garnet and space, chain with sterling silverA beautiful day-time look.
Power of the stone Garnet
Garnet is the official birth stone of January, symbolize a quick to separate love, fertility and feminine life force.
Garnet are also known to aid in treatment of melancholy and depression by acting as a heart and blood stimulant.
Power of the Stone Turquoises
Turquoise is one of the official birthstones for the month of December, and is heralded as the stone of communication It encourages enthusiasm, thus inspiring new projects and bringing to light undiscovered artistic abilities, Turquoise also provides understanding and encourages attention to detail while attracting prosperity and success.
If you want buy this piece please acess this link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31110507

Asymmetric and Fancy

Asymmetric

This necklace I’m usury the fall for my inspirationLight weight faceted teardrop Amber, semiprecious Citrine and Carnelian Space and clasps Sterling SilverThe pedants are CarnelianThis can do really stand out your wear , Vibrant color great duet Metaphysical Properties Amber is thought to help absorb negative energy and to release bright, soothing energy, helping to calm nerves and enliven disposition, The different colors of amber are often used on the chakras with corresponding colors to facilitate opening and cleansing. Yellow amber has been used traditionally by natural healers to alleviate stomach and liver problems Amber has also been used, historically, as a talisman for courage and self-confidence, and was thought to bring good luck to warriors in battle. In some cultures, amber symbolizes the renewal of marriage vows and is used to assure promises.

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Fancy

A chunky strand necklaces with natural and elegance jade nephrite, jasper fancy, citrine spacescrafted with eclectic carnelian make a smoothing statement of casual chic and transforms your every day look.

Metaphysical/Healing PropertiesFrom antiquity, carnelian has been worn in cameos in the belief that it will ward off insanity and depression. In contemporary times, carnelian is thought by some to enhance self esteem, to combat feelings of inadequacy, and to increase physical energy.

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Infinite and The Retro


Infinite
Double strand the beautiful combination of blackstones, black crystal and detail in sterling silver,This necklace is a great accent or mixing with contrasting gemstones and blends nicely with either gold or silver beads and findings or both ,That look is fashion and classicalMetaphysical/Healing PropertiesSome people believe any black stone has a power associated with its blackness that intensifies the spiritual values of the gemstones around them, I love jewelry that includes them because the carvings serve as symbols and reminders of a personal belief, wish or value at the same time they add to the jewelry's beauty.

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The Retro

These white vintage pearls necklace with citrine and silver space,will add attitude to even the simplest lookPearls The breathtaking luster and mirror-like finish of pearls have made them a symbol of wealth and sophistication throughout history From classic elegance to contemporary style, the language of pearls can be spoken in a variety of fashions.

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Fleur-de-lis


Fleur-de-lis

Elevate your wardrobe instantly with a ready- to- wear necklace that only looks AmazingNecklace 2 - strand with Aragonite gemstone natural and details in the center with blue turquoise brooch in gold fillet Space and lobster clasps in gold platedThe Power of the Stone AragoniteAragonite is said to foster truth, understanding and an unclouded perception of reality, Believed to be a stone of nurturing, it uplifts your feelings from stressful oppression into freedom and clarity through its ability to enhance tolerance, trust and insight by providing understanding into the root of problemsAragonite increases energy, boost self-confidence and feelings of self-worth as you learn to place trust in yourself,also promotes reliability and discipline in people, providing insight into difficult issues, especially in business, At work, aragonite helps clear the mind, stimulates motivation and provides mental energy required to meet professional challenges.

If you want buy this piece please acess this link: http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?listing_id=31111383

Blue Moon



Blue Moon
This everyday necklace is stylish fashion jewelry Great to dress up your jeansRainbow moonstone natural, blue glass beads in different color, shape and sizeClasps and spaces in plated silverMetaphysical/Healing PropertiesImagine a clear, dark night. Wherever you are, go outside and look up The moon is a pure, blue-white light shimmering above you Wherever we go on this planet, it is there Like the feeling of home-in the deepest sense of that feeling-it stays with us, Home, It's like the word hum. It's like a mantra. It soothes and restores and deepens our sense of safety, no matter where or how far our journey takes us, That's the deep, enduring spiritual value moonstone carries within it.


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3) - Start by cutting the size of just 2 types of rhinestones and finalize with the tips


- You will also need a pair of pliers (if you have that to cut helps a lot), Jump Rings medium / big one, End caps, clasp bead, Lobster Clasp with ring, Split Ring and finalizing a great super glue.

1 Step

1) - I started picking them thicker chain and large rhinestones ($ 25.00 foot), then I got the pearls ($ 7.00), the small rhinestones (forgotten the price! (Ah Ah ah) and thin chains ($ 1.50 at $ 15.00 foot).

Note: I suggest purchasing the glass beads because, although more expensive, do not peel as easily and are more beautiful !

SUPPLY

SUPPLY
Do it by yourself



This necklace is not hard to do, the trick is to choose the right variety of chains, rhinestones and pearls to do a nice mix.



Go put one above the other in the store and go with one picture for help !



In my shopping this past year end I took home the magazine style. I read the entire magazine, and noticed that one number in particular was present on many pages: The maxi chain necklace with pearl la Tom Binns!



It really is a powerful accessory that makes all the difference and give an instant air trendy any white t shirt !



This make me excited to put my hands to do. Long time I want do, but I was lazy, needed that little push ...



Then I went yesterday on my chest, and one store sell supply for jewelry. I absolutely loved it! ! Buy a thousand chains, pearls, beads and I made more the one necklaces.



The result of the mess you can see above