Here's my first new piece for 2015! A southern live oak twig necklace in sterling silver: http://esdesignsjewelry.com/products/twig-necklace-in-sterling-silver-live-oak
Most of the botanical pieces I make come from species found here in New York, but I recently made a twig wedding ring in 14k palladium white gold for a customer who sent me branches from a southern live oak. These oak trees are very different from the ones here. Their leaves stay green in the winter, so they're a type of evergreen, and the twigs and leaves are very different in shape. And they grow huge, and often have moss hanging off of them in the south. My customer was nice enough to let me use the mold of her twig to make more pieces. Right now I have them cast in sterling silver, but can make them in other metals.
Here's the 14k palladium white gold version:
This was one of those ideas that I spent a long time thinking about, a long necklace, 30", and it had to be kind of pointy. Ha. It took me a few years to figure out what leaf to use, but I finally figured out it needed to be a sage leaf. The texture is dramatic enough that it's not all about the shape. The long necklace is pictured with a bright finish, but it would look good dark as well. The one shown with the dark finish has a somewhat more masculine 1.5 mm 20" bead chain. I think this is actually a great men's necklace in that length. Both are available here.
Here are a couple more custom orders. The first one is a Shoreline engagement ring in palladium 950 and the second is a willow branch ring which will be used as a wedding band. Palladium is one of my favorite metals!
Finally finished this custom order! Rough orange garnet engagement ring set in oxidized 14k palladium white gold.
This recent custom engagement ring had a fair trade green montana sapphire and was cast in 14k palladium white gold.
I've been making some new necklaces with diamond beads. I thought that the rough, raw texture of my pebble pendants would go perfectly with some faceted diamond beads in different colors. Right now I've only had time to make two necklaces, this one, in white gold...
and this one in 14k yellow gold with gray-white diamond beads I think of as perfect for layering with one of the pebble necklaces. More will be coming as soon as I can wire wrap these beads. (Strangely, working with beads seems so much more labor intensive than setting stones the way I'm used to.)
Are these beads three different sizes? Yes, they are!