Friday Featured Piece: Thystvine Set

This week featured piece taken from my latest jewelry set project.
It was request by my old friend for her wedding day.

She came to me few months ago, requested me to design something for her wedding. Her requests were: purple, beautiful, classy, with a bit glamorous touch.

When I started to design her jewelries, I was really fond of Swarovski square ring. And really wanna try my hands on it.
So I designed a jewelry set using it. Fortunately she approved my design (yeay!).

The jewelry making process begun, and I just realized that it’s not as easy as I imagined.

The Bracelet

Thystvine Bracelet

Thystvine Bracelet

To set the square rings was not easy. Specially if I want it move freely like chain. I used jump rings here if you can see the details clearly.
When I finally managed to set three square rings as the bracelet focal piece I stucked.

Second problem was to make the rest of the bracelet. I wanted it to be delicate.
I then decided to make some vines and attached some amethyst Swarovski crystals. I’m very glad that it turned out into sturdy yet delicate part.

Bracelet parts done, assembling them was not a big matter at all, not to mention some tiny jump rings attached to the focal part lol

The Earrings

Thystvine Earrings

Thystvine Earrings

She asked me to make her pierced earrings with chandelier look.

Just like the bracelet. Biggest challenge was to set the square rings. With some tricks I finally managed it, and added amethyst Swarovski drop to each swirls.

Overall the design was look like intertwined vines with some amethyst splashes.
I love how it turns out after I cleaned and polished them using my new flexshaft (YEAY!!! Happy dance).

Moreover, I’m really glad that she love them.
I can’t wait for her wedding pictures, hopefully she will send me the pic because I can’t come to her wedding reception (I’m sorry..)

By the way, this set was made with lots of prayers within each intertwined vines, each swirls and rings and coils..
Prayers for her happy marriage and love life.

Happy wedding, Vin 🙂

Materials:
Fine silver wire, sterling silver wire, SWAROVSKI components

Size:
Bracelet fit 6.75″
Earrings approx. 2″ from top of pierce earrings part to bottom

xoxo,

ien

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Friday Featured Piece: D’ardaigh Series

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Howdy, everyone!!
How’s your week? It’s Friday (again) already, and I really wanna show you this week featured piece.

They’re one of my designs, unfortunately lol, which I designed for a special lady.

Just like my previous pieces, here, this jewelry set also designed for Diana, Miss Riau 2012.

This set was inspired by roses: its beauty, its meaning and everything it symbolizes.

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For the necklace I made a woven rose (about 2″ width) as its focal piece. Then I made some decorative circles for the “chain”.
Diamentes were used to give accents and glamourous look.

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I didn’t wanna keep its backside as plain as I used to do, so I made removable extended chain, and added dangling parts using delicate chain and moonstone chips.

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See? I’m pretty proud to see how it turned out. Hope you like it too!!

I adopted those circles for the bangle, and create this:

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I think I was really in love with the circles so I adopted it into the earrings.
Well, I added elongated effect to it, so it looks like this:

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I experimented with Artistic Wire silver colored mesh and created the rose ring. Diamentes were sewn onto its center.

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I hope you enjoy this post as much as I enjoyed writing it, and have a wonderful weekend!!

xoxo,

ien

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Friday Featured Piece: Pucuk Rebung Series

I want to show you my latest project. It’s also my biggest one till today 🙂
A jewelry set for one of Miss indonesia 2012 finalists, Diana – representative from Riau.

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This set was inspired by Riau traditional batik pattern named Pucuk Rebung (bamboo shoots).

Here’s the inspirational picture

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I made a pair of chandelliers earrings from gold colored copper wire and some SWAROVSKI crystals.
It’s pretty long, about 3 3/4″ to 4″ long.

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The bangle I made was consist of two SWAROVSKI rivolis.
I used continuous double prong setting for them. This is my first trial making continuous double prong, and I’m pretty glad with the result.
Materials used for this bangle was gold colored copper wire from ARTISTIC WIRE, SWAROVSKI crystals & rivolis, and some diamantes.
It fitted 6 1/2″ wrist.

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Here’s the details of the bangle:

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Last piece of this set is a ring.
I made its focal piece from ARTISTIC WIRE gold colored wire mesh, and gold colored copper wire for the shank.
Some purplish SWAROVSKI crystals were added to give accents.
Te focal piece size approximately 1 1/4″ width, while the ring itself is adjustable.

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For complete & detailed pictures please visit my Facebook Page

Thank you!!

❤ ien ❤