The English Country Garden
This is a collection to celebrate the beauty of the garden in various media - wire, crystals, gemstones, polymer clay - anything that allows me to recreate my second passion - my garden! I have for you a few pictures of my own garden taken over the years - and some jewellery to match. If you fancy another look at my garden, try The East Coast Desi who featured it on her blog.
Three strands of Chinese blue turquoise, in a 22" long necklace with a 4" long panel of warm bloodstone and coral beads. The necklace is held together by a bronze clay hibiscus toggle clasp made in the kiln at Caprilicious. Wear the necklace in three different ways, with your hair up to reveal the antique gold coloured clasp worn at the back, gently gleaming as a delightful surprise addition to what appears to be a simple necklace, to one side of the neck, or further down along one side - all of these have their own charm and will depend on your outfit and hairstyle. A very versatile, one of a kind necklace. The clasp was designed by Barbara Becker Simon and made by me.
The lady in this beautiful art nouveau brass stamping imported from the USA looks like she is looking out of her window at the garden around her with a delicate yawn. Wire work surrounds the pendant, embellished with gemstones, Czech glass leaves and beads. The pendant, which is 3" in diameter is hung on a 22" long blue jade and jasper necklace with African Baule beads as accents, finished with an ornamental hook clasp.
My Lady d'Arbanville
An art nouveau brass stamping, imported from the USA is the centrepiece of this pendant. It is framed with non tarnish enamelled copper wire, twined and wound around the central 'lady' to give the appearance of rambling roses. The beads are ruby quartz, and a dyed red jade teardrop dangles from the end. The pendant comes on a red organza necklace, but you can pick another colour if you prefer. 3" x 2"
A beautiful bronze violet, embellished with tiny cubic zirconia and made in my kiln at Caprilicious is the pendant, carried on a 21" necklace of purple agate beads, interspersed with tiny gemstone beads - peridot, amethyst, green onyx and orange topaz, with a handmade wire clasp and a little bronze charm dangling from it. A versatile, graceful piece that you will be able to wear both day and night, and will love.
The pendant is a bronze flower made in my kiln, embellished with cubic zirconia and polished to a high shine. It is approximately3" in diameter and is carried on a string of the most beautiful agate druzy beads that have ben vapour coated with gold, silver and titanium and glint and glimmer in the light. The toggle clasp is made with non tarnish copper wire and accented with tiny seed beads, made at Caprilicious, as well as the little polymer clay and resin butterfly wing that dangles from the clasp, to prettify the back view of this necklace. The necklace is 22" long and will make you look and feel very special.
22" long, amethyst elongated needle nugget beads, set off by two carnelian and a pyrite bead and a handmade wire clasp carry a handmade bronze clay begonia flower pendant studded with purple cubic zirconia. Very pretty and unusual, you will love this piece of jewellery and be noticed when you wear it.