Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ice Queen Chic

A Shimmering white natural crystal slice of a geode with glittery druzy cave interior, suspended on an interestingly wavey detailed sterling silver segment chain with hand fabricated findings I made from wire made from 100% recycled sterling silver.

Would look dreamy on a palely adorned glimmering ethereal Ice Queen chic babe.

Glittery Crystal Caves Earrings

Sunday, August 26, 2012


Cast sterling silver squirrel, poppy, scarlet elf cup fungus and moss on log ring. For my heirloom project in casting class. The concept being that I chose plants and an animal from the countries of my families background, England, the Netherlands and Sri Lanka.

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Ear Dangles

Green chrysoprase carved gemstone donuts suspended on sterling silver baby crinkle chain with handmade 100% recycled sterling silver findings. Designed to be worn through stretched ears, through tunnels or naked larger than standard gauge lobes.

These would look stunning worn by a forest dweller.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Diary of an Object: Balloons

Jade Squirrel necklace

Carved greenish lemon jade stone squirrel pendant suspended on a solid sterling silver textured bar chain with findings I handmade out of 100% recycled silver.

This would look awesome on a woodland babe and lover of all things critter.

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Balloons and splatter

A peek into my visual diary....

Wednesday, August 15, 2012


My Auction Pin:


Materials - sterling silver, brass, enamel paint & mixed media

The Auction was fantastic, so many pieces I wish I could have won!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Frog Chrysoprase with aventurine on sterling silver necklace

A Frog pendant carved out of gorgeous green chrysoprase stone suspended on a solid sterling silver baby crinkle chain with aventurine crystals and hand fabricated findings made from 100% recycled sterling silver.

This piece is inspired by the concept of witches familiar animals, spirit animals, The Princess and the Frog faerie tale and lichen green ponds.


Sunday, August 12, 2012

Oval orange agate on sterling silver

Listed: Oval shaped ginger reds hued banded agate gemstone pendant in layered colours of flame and sunrises suspended on a pale shimmering vintage italian ball and bar chain in solid sterling silver.

Would look completely babely on a ginger haired woodland goddess.

Silver chain:457mm

Agate: 59x41x6mm

Also pictured is the soon to be listed Chrysoprase frog with aventuerine accents on sterling silver necklace

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Jewellery History

You may or may not know that beads were used as a form of currency in Africa a long time is an example of a necklace made from them from

Ancient Blue Glass mixed with Egyptian Faience beads
The origins of Faience beads date from around 40,000 years ago.

"First developed around 5,000 years ago in Egypt, Faience is a glazed, non-clay ceramic material and was the forerunner to glass, but is a much softer material.
Used by the Egyptians to imitate various much more expensive precious stones, it was known to them as tjehnet, a word they associated with the properties of shining, gleaming, or dazzling and was thought to glisten with a light, symbolic of life,
rebirth and immortality. "


The chrysoprase crystal donut and gold filled hook ear dangles being worn in my titanium tunnels. Click the Voluspo Etsy link on the top right of the page to go to the shop.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Voluspo: Chrysoprase donuts and 14k gold filled hook ear dangles

I designed these to be worn by the lovers of the ancient roots of body modification, through stretched ear tunnels or in naked stretched ears (ear weight style) They look really pretty worn in my rainbow titanium tunnels, and I can imagine them looking regal in gold plated or stone eyelets. 

But they could also be worn through normal ear piercings. 

My chosen pairing of green coloured stone and gold is a nod to tribal body art of many cultures and ancient civilisations. 

A pair of green chrysoprase stone donuts suspended on a gold plated brass chain with hand fabricated 14k gold filled wire findings and hooks. 'Gold filled' metal means it has a thicker coating of gold than plating, it's designed to not wear off, so the hook that would rub against your skin or a eyelet won't rub off with extended wear as quickly as plating. Good for people with metal allergies, gold is known to agree with your skin more than other materials. 

Chrysoprase gemstones size: approximately 20mm x 20mm x 4mm thick

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Sunday, August 5, 2012

Luminous Lavender Fluorite

Pretty coloured translucent purple fluorite oval donut pendant suspended on a vintage oxidised silver plated brass textured segment bar chain with hand fabricated findings I made from 100% recycled sterling silver and applied patina to using volcanic black salt I brought back from New Zealand to darken it.

Fluorite has unique natural properties that make it glow in the dark under UV light! Oh magical!

Fluorite: 40x32mm
Chain: 609mm