Monday, July 11, 2011

Inspired by Play

The theme this week for the Year of Jewelry Project 2011 is "Play". That word always reminds me of my childhood. What carefree child can resist running through a field of grass or climbing every rock they see? I've created a couple of items inspired by the "Play" theme. The first is a rough cut, maroon quartz stone ring, set in a fine silver bezel with a textured sterling silver back plate and ring shank. I use some recycled sterling silver for the back plate. The stone was given to me by a dear friend who loves her play times; "recess" as she calls it. I made this ring for me to wear as a reminder to stop what I'm doing and take a fun recess occasionally. I call this ring "Rock Climbing". It's shaped a little like the Prudential rock logo, higher on one side than the other and every time I look at the stone, I hear the "Own a piece of the rock" jingle in my mind.

The second item I made is a pair of playful dangle earrings. I used some fiery lush green labradorite stones. I hand wire-wrapped them onto some wonderful, flowery PMC fine silver components that were handmade by Kristi Bowman of I've used some of Kristi's components before and love everything she creates. I love it when earrings sway playfully and these earrings remind me of running through the grassy playground near my childhood home. These earrings are called "Grass Play" and are listed in my etsy shop.


  1. I love the earrings, thank you so much Sandy!! And that beautiful ring is no slouch either!! GORGEOUS!!

  2. Beautiful Sandy and thanks for the link to Kristi' it!

  3. Beautiful DETAIL on all your jewelry, Sandy! I always enjoy reading the stories, info, etc., too. Amber "stones" ... Cool. :)

  4. Kristi, I'm glad you're please with the earrings made from your components!

    Sandi, Thank you for your comment and do go to Kristi's website - her components are wonderful!

    Lori, Thank you for your complimemnts! I'm glad you like reading the stories behind my jewelry. I never know if people read them or think it's just boring information.

  5. I love knowing the stories too :) That's a lovely combination in the earrings. -Dearrings