Saturday, February 26, 2011

Seahorse Bracelet with Shells in Blues and Greens

I wanted to try something different, with my favorite seahorse mold. Also, I had these fantastic Swarovski beads, just begging to be used. I started with a vibrant, azure blue and warm, lime green colored resin seahorse. Next I added turquoise and 22K gold seashells and Blue Zircon, Swarovski Aurora Borealis, 4mm bicone beads. And, finished with a blue-green Aurora Borealis Swarovski rhinestone eye. Tropical reef paradise! Can't you just feel the warm, tropical water washing over your skin and hear the Calypso music playing in the background? Stunning!

Seahorse Hinged Resin Bracelet
Light as a summer breeze, this is a hinged spring, clapper style bracelet is made for easy on and easy off. Fun to look at and fun to wear, I really enjoyed creating this seahorse bracelet design.
Seahorse Bracelet

Find it here in my etsy store: In Art Studio

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Coral and Pearls Resin Bracelet

I had been thinking about adding pearls to one of my coral resin bracelet designs for a while. I wanted a better attachment method than glue, and I wanted a more organic look than the standard round pearls. Since no solution readily came to mind, I put the design on the back burner.

On a recent shopping expedition, I came across a strand of gorgeous baroque pearls. I bought them, not knowing why I needed them (pure impulse buying) It wasn't until I got home, that I realized they were the perfect solution for my coral bracelet design. I love these pearls. They are soft and glowing, with such a wonderful, lustrous nacre, and delightful character. I fiddled with a way to attach them, till I realized, I could just string them on. Duh!

By drilling numerous, .032" diameter holes, and using clear nylon line, I wove the pearls in and out of the resin coral branches, in a natural, hap-hazard looking pattern. I added 4mm Swarovski bi-cone beads, in a soft turquoise color, interspersed among the pearls. The clear, nylon line is strong and invisible. The final design, appears as if the pearls and tiny turquoise beads, have been captured in the coral branches by the motion of the sea. Perfect.

Now, If I could just get some more jewelry designs off the back burner.
Coral, Pearls and Turquoise Bracelet
Coral, Pearls and Turquoise Bracelet

Friday, February 18, 2011

Silver Mermaid and Dolphin Resin Bracelet

I love silver jewelry, and have made sterling silver jewelry in the past. Being familiar with good quality silver, I am very picky about the color and mirror like appearance. I have been looking for a good silver pigment, for years. But have not been able to find one, that gives a realistic silver look. They were always too dull, or too sparkley, or just plain blah.

Just recently, I was testing some color combinations. I do this a lot. To my surprise, one of my tests came out a beautiful silver color. I was so excited, I had to run down to the shop and show my fiancé. By mixing 3 colors, that should never have worked together, I came up with a gorgeous silver. The only way, to get a more realistic silver look, is to use sterling silver leaf.

Well, here she is, my new silver mermaid bracelet. You can find her listed in my Etsy shop.

Silver Mermaid Resin Bracelet
Silver Mermaid Bracelet - Another View

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mermaid Necklace in Antique Ivory Resin

This mermaid measures 5-1/2 inches wide by 3 inches from top to bottom. At each side are 2 resin starfish bead caps and 3 strands of real bone beads, ending in a gold lobster claw clasp and an extra 3 inches of gold extender chain. At the end of the chain is a bone bead and my logo tag, for Night Sky Jewelry. The necklace measures 18 inches long, adjustable to 21 inches long. Weight is 48 grams or 1.7 ounces.

Perfect for the modern bride who wants something avant-garde and distinctive for her spring or summer wedding. This extraordinary Mermaid and Sea Life Necklace combines antique ivory colored resin and antiqued bone beads. Stunning!

Ivory Mermaid Necklace Close-up detail
You can see all my mermaid jewelry for sale here: Mermaid Jewelry by In Art studio on Etsy

Friday, February 04, 2011

Mermaid and Dolphin Pearl Necklace

Imagine a bride wearing this Mermaid Necklace for a spring or summer wedding. Fabulous!

This beautiful Mermaid and Sea Life Necklace combines silky, pearl colored resin and real freshwater pearls. The Mermaid, her dolphin and sea life friends are a 3-dimensional and highly detailed, down to tiny scales on both the mermaid's tail and the fish bodies. I sculpted and cast two little starfish in pearl resin, to grasp the ends of each of the 3 strands of glowing freshwater pearls. A new mermaid necklace design, from my Iridescent Sea Series. Imagine this Saltwater Siren swimming around your neck. Stunning!

Mermaid Necklace with Pearls

Mermaid Necklace Pearl Resin

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Butterfly 3-D Necklace

A new design, fresh from my studio, just in time for spring. Imagine this necklace on a bride for a spring or summer wedding. Fabulous! For evening glamor, wear it with your favorite little black dress. Or, dress it down, by wearing it peeking out from the neckline of a white tailored men's shirt paired with your favorite jeans.

Colorful, transparent Butterflies alight on a crystal clear bib style necklace. There are a total of seven 3-Dimensional Butterflies, each a different color. The butterfly colors are iridescent and shimmer in the sun light. Their 3-dimensional bodies and long black antennae are coated in black resin. Stunning!

This Crystal Clear base measures 6-1/4 inches wide by 4-1/2 inches long. At each side are 11 x 12 mm Clear Glass beads, ending in a silver lobster claw clasp and an extra 4 inches of silver extender chain. The necklace measures 14 inches long, adjustable to 18 inches long. Weight is 57.0 grams or 2 ounces.

Butterfly Fantasy Necklace

Butterfly Fantasy Necklace

Butterfly Fantasy Necklace