Fall for New Necklaces and Earrings

DSC06982 copyThis past weekend I finished my big push for new jewelry before Fall Into Fine Craft this coming weekend (remember Booth #59 at the Carlisle Expo Center!) So I made three new pairs of earrings and two necklaces for your wearing pleasure!

Arched Wing Earrings ©2015 WTEK brass, sterling silver earwire
Arched Wing Earrings ©2015 WTEK brass, sterling silver earwire
Untitled Necklace ©2015 WTEK brass, copper
Untitled Necklace ©2015 WTEK brass, copper
Air Chased Silver Collar ©2015 WTEK sterling silver
Air Chased Silver Collar ©2015 WTEK sterling silver
Sterling Silver Earrings ©2015 WTEK
Sterling Silver Earrings ©2015 WTEK
Sterling Silver Earrings ©2015 WTEK
Sterling Silver Earrings ©2015 WTEK

Medallion Collar is Finished

I chased some texture into the copper half a la Ngaru.
I chased some texture into the copper half a la Ngaru.

Today I finished the medallion collar I’ve been working on. I ended up putting it on a collar instead of a chain because I wanted it to have some visual heft. Plus I was able to mimic the squiggles from the silver piece and some texture from the copper half. I toyed with the idea of adding a smaller, plainer medallion to the other side of the collar, but went with the copper tendril instead.

Now all it needs is a name. Any suggestions?

Then I formed the bail and riveted it onto the collar.
Then I formed the bail and riveted it onto the collar.
Darkened, riveted, and waxed. ©2013 WTEK copper, sterling silver
Darkened, riveted, and waxed. ©2013 WTEK copper, sterling silver
A close-up of the copper tendril.  ©2013 WTEK copper, sterling silver
A close-up of the copper tendril. ©2013 WTEK copper, sterling silver
New Medallion Collar  ©2013 WTEK copper, sterling silver
New Medallion Collar ©2013 WTEK copper, sterling silver

 

A Collar, a Pendant, a Cuff, and One Awesome Ring!

new rattle ring ©2011 WTEK sterling silver, brass, pyrite (size 7.75)

Aaahhh, back in the studio again today.  I really wasn’t feeling it, but taking this advice I went in and did it anyway.  I’m really glad I did too!  I started and completed a fabulous new ring and a new cuff as well as oxidizing the collar and necklace I had finished in the last couple of weeks.

Look deep inside and see the pyrite

The ring was inspired by my Memento Cervidae pendant, but instead of cutting out all of the holes in the net, I just drilled them.  It was so small that I pretty much had to do it this way.  Held in by the net are two teensy tiny bits of pyrite that I had found a while back while walking through my neighborhood (I

New pendant and cuff ©2011 WTEK both are sterling silver and copper

actually found one of them at night if you can believe it.  Just ask my hubby, I’m part bat.)  If you shake the ring the pyrite rattles (unlike the bone in the pendant) so it’s really fun to wear.

The pendant and the cuff both feature sweat soldered copper elements and the collar is stoneless and with the fins flipped compared to my other collars.

I also want to let you know that I’m having a trunk show at Veleska Jewelry in Lancaster, PA on October 15th (more info soon!) and I just released a Better Know Your Hammer 2012 calendar.

Collar IX ©2011 WTEK sterling silver