Friday, April 26, 2013

Gemstone Drops

Last week I posted photos of some new beads I received and promised to show you what I did with them.  Well, here are the first of a new collection I am calling Gemstone Drops.  This is a collection of pendants and earrings with beautiful gemstones all in vivid bright colors - perfect for spring and summer!

The earring wires for these pieces are all handmade by me in either silver or copper.  I oxidized the silver for a pretty antique appearance and used gunmetal bead caps, chain and findings to compliment the antiqued silver.   I made the copper ear wires using dark copper wire with a beautiful bronzed appearance and added antiqued copper bead caps, chain and findings all with a warm rich glow.

Turquoise Blue Agate Earrings
Handmade Oxidized Silver Earring Wires

Turquoise Agate & Crystal Pendant & Earrings - Silver & Gunmetal

Red Fire Agate Pendant and Earrings - Silver and Gunmetal

Strawberry Quartz Pendant and Earrings - Antiqued Silver & Gunmetal

Strawberry QuartzPendant & Earrings - Antiqued Copper

Red Fire Agate Pendant & Earrings - Antiqued Copper

Green Agate Earrings and Pendant - Antiqued Copper

Turquoise Agate Pendant & Earrings - Antiqued Copper

Ruby Jade Heart Earrings
With Ruby Quartz Rondelles & Ruby Zoisite Beads

These designs are headed for Ruby's Gift (Charlotte, NC) where I sell my designs along with a number of other very talented artisans.  Be sure to visit if you are in the Charlotte area!  I will also soon be making more similar designs to post in my Etsy shop so visit there as well.


  1. Hi Irene, WOW you sure designed some gorgeous earrings from those beautiful beads you shared.
    I love antiqued copper. It goes so pretty with all the colors.
    You are so talented.
    Have a great weekend my friend.
    Hugs, CM

    1. Thank so much Celestina. You have a great weekend as well!

  2. Lovely. I love the oxidized metal. Gives it a vintage feel.

  3. Thanks Maggie. I always tend to gravitate toward oxidized and antiqued appearing metals for a vintage look.

    Thanks for visiting!