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Friday, November 2, 2012

















JEWELS OF THE BLUE RIDGE HAS BEEN RENAMED AND MOVED TO A  NEW WEB SITE, http://manysplendouredthings.blogspot.com

Some of the jewelry shown in both sites is available at my Giltfreeeejewels shop, on  Etsy.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

WE ARE MOVING







Jewels of the Blue Ridge is changing is getting a name change and a new home. Please come visit us at manysplendouredthings.blogspot.com

Saturday, January 29, 2011

GIFTS, GIFTS, GIFTS


Freshwater pearl and red jasper choker--approximately sixteen inches. Pearls measure 8 mm. Findings are handcrafted sterling silver. U$85 includes shipping. Matching earrings available at request.



Rhyolite, freshwater pearl and sterling silver pendant measure three inches, excluding bail. U$45 includes shipping within continental US. Please see similar, smaller pendant in OLDER POSTS at the bottom of this page.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A GREEN HEART AND MORE

 The focal bead for this 18 inch necklace is a  malachite heart with a clearly defined orbicular pattern. The freshwater button pearl are approximately 6mm and the oval raw , opaque emerald beads measure between 7 and 8 mm. Clasp is sterling silver. $135 includes domestic shipping.
Textured sterling silver hearts accented with freshwater pearls and garnet can be ordered as earrings or pendants. They measure approximately one inch. Pearls and garnet measure 4mm.

Friday, January 21, 2011

EVERY DAY IS VALENTINE'S DAY

 The pendant for this 16 inch dark green nephrite jade and freshwater pearl choker is Anne Choi's fine silver bead engraved with a line from Anne Bradstreet's passionate poem,"If ever two were one then we" and adorned with open pea pods. The pearls have excellent luster and the handcrafted sterling silver hook has a 4 mm jade cabochon.  $200 includes domestic shipping.


 The focal bead in this turquoise and sterling silver necklace is a stunning  chrysocola pendant. Silver beads are beautifully texture and the sterling clasp is set with a turquoise cabochon. $165 includes domestic shipping.
Spiderweb gate pendant, smoky quartz-colored fire polished Czech beads and grey-green freshwater pearls make up this budget friendly  20 inch necklace with matching earrings. $85  pays for the set and domestic shipping.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

CATCHING RAINBOWS

 Pink rhodonite beads set off a multicolored  rhodonite pendant in this necklace. Length is 24 inches, and hook and eye are handcrafted from sterling silver. U$ 90 includes shipping.
 Rhyolite tube beads and orange freshwater pearls are a perfect match for this spiderweb agate pendant. The necklace measure 20 inches. Hook and eye are handcrafted   sterling silver. $90 includes shipping.
Dark blue, 12 mm. dumortierite beads from Brazil, 11 mm.  freshwater and a kyanite pendant accented with sterling silver and a Brazilian tourmaline cabochon make up this one of a kind, 18 inch necklace. Sterling silver clasp, earrings to match. $145 includes shipping.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

AMETHYST AND PEARL EARRINGS AND MORE

Earrings made with faceted  citrine and peridot roundels, 8 mm freshwater champagne-colored pearls and sterling lever back hooks. $45
Earrings made with aceted blue topaz roundels, 6-7 mm freshwater pearl and sterling lever back hooks. $45

Left--faceted amethyst and potato pearl earrings with sterling silver lever back hooks, $45
Right--Round amethyst bead and potato pearl, sterling silver lever back hooks, $35. 




Amethyst roundel and  freshwater button pearl earrings with lever back hooks, $45

Saturday, January 15, 2011

IN THE PINK

 Another version of the mokume gane (etched sterling silver and copper) pin and sterling silver pin. This time, I added a texture sterling silver triangle,  an agate cabochon and freshwater pearls. Size is approximately two inches for the mokume gane part, an inch for the triangular silver part. $125 includes domestic shipping.
Microfolded sterling silver cuff with a  raw Brazilian tourmaline in a lovely raspbery syrup pink. $185 dollars includes domestic shipping.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

SNOW MOON

Freshwater pearl and moonstone necklace with an opalized glass pendant and sterling silver clasp. Length is 20 inches, cost is 95. Fee shipping to US addresses.

PUT THE LIME IN THE COCONUT


BRAZILLIANCE

Raw imperial topaz from Brazil and freshwater pearl pendant set in sterling silver. Approximate length is  three quarters of an inch. $65. Free shipping to US addresses.







LIME IN THE COCONUT


It is cold outside and you and you are longing for  a jaunt to the islands, but time and budget conspire against against it. Not to worry.   There is a hint of tropical dalliance in  in this lime green necklace made with hand blown glass beads, peridot and button freshwater pearls. Pendant is sea sediment jasper. Length is 24 inches. Earrings complete the set. $70 for the necklace, $30 for the earrings,  shipping included.


SNOW MOON

Sunday, January 9, 2011

MUCH, MUCH MORE TO COME


I will be updating this blog through February. Please check back frequently to see new additions. 
My e-mail address is richtext@frontiernet.net


You  may also reach me at P.O. Box 716, Shepherdstown, WV 25443-0716 and through Facebook.

Friday, December 24, 2010

THE COLOR PURPLE


Carved with a butterfly image, this sugilite, freshwater pearl and sterling silver pendant-pin has a romantic Victorian air. U$ 100
A slightly clearer shot of the butterfly pin. SOLD

Carved mookaite rose, lepidolite beads, lavender  freshwater pearls and sterling silver clasp make this unusual 20"   necklace a good choice at  U$ 110.

Monday, December 20, 2010

A SPOONFUL OF SUGAR



This sterling silver spoon has a hollow handle through which to sip mint julep, iced tea or mate tea. The bowl is hammered 5" long , the straw is textured and embellished with a 4mm peach moonstone cabochon. U$ 85 includes domestic shipping.
I will be glad to adapt this design as a sippy spoon for babies. In that case, I offer the following choices of cabochons--blue topaz, pink quartz, garnet, turquoise, tourmaline, citrine, ruby, aquamarine, jade, carnelian, red jasper.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

MOST RECENT WORK

 Freshwater of chocolate and cream pearl necklace with jasper pendant. U$ 125 includes domestic shipping. Earrings 35 dollars plus shipping.

 Noreena jasper heart-shapes pendant, pink Botswana agate and coin pearls necklaces is  20" long. U$135 includes domestic shippin. Earrings U$ 35 plus shipping.

Swarovsky beads, rock crystal , freshwater pearls and  gold tone findings. U$ 25 includes domestic shipping.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

FRESHLY MADE


Five 10mm lampworked glass beads, green banded fluorite tubes and freshwater pearls and sterling silver clasp make up this striking 10" necklace. U$ 85 includes domestic postage.




Above, a 24" necklace made with 8mm red aventurine, round beads,  bicone agate beads,  red jasper pendant and handmade sterling silver clasp. U$ 105 includes domestic shipping. 

Sunday, December 12, 2010

COMING UP





Onyx and rutilated quartz pendant set in sterling silver is  ready to be made into an 18"  onyx and clear quartz necklace with sterling clasp. . U$ 150 plus shipping.





LATEST WORK



This 22" necklace is almost ready to go to a good home. It is made with citrine, hessonite garnert beads and freshwater pearls. The detachable pendant is agate set in sterling silver and accented with sunstone. The clasp will be sterling with a 3mm citrine cabochon. U$ 205 includes domestic shipping.






Mezuzzah cases ib sterling silver  measure 1" in diameter. U$ 100 plus shipping.

Friday, December 10, 2010

NEW WORK

Silver foil black lampwork tubular beads, round 8mm onyx beads, citrineoval and two faceted citrine rondell beads make this 20" necklace a versatile piece. U$ 105. 00 includes domestic shipping.
 Earrings are made with round 7 mm rutilated quartz beads, lampwork tubular beads and cognac citrine chunks, 4 mm round onyx beads, sterling  hooks. U$ 30 includes domestic shipping.






Fluorite flanks Anne Choi's fine silver handmade bead engraved with the legend," Heaven is large and affords space for all modes of love and fortitude. Fluorite and 7 mm pearls complete this 20" necklace. U$ 200 includes domestic shipping


Close up of focal bead.



Pink pearls, faceted fluorite rondell beads and a rare 1940 Toshikane (Arita) pendant set in silver make up this 20" necklace.  U$ 150.


Substantial 20" necklace made with lamp work beads, freshwater pearls and  a jasper pendant. Sterling clasp. U$125 includes domestic shipping. 





Left--Earrings made with vintage orange and cream beads, seed pearls, button freswater pearls and sterling hooks. U$35 includes domestic shipping. 
Right--Earrings amde with fire polish  faceted clear bead, Biwa pearls and simulated coral roses. Buyer may choose shepherd or french hooks in sterling, silver  plated or sterling clips. U$35.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

AUTUMN-WINTER 2010

   Restrained elegance--onyx, freshwater pearl and moonstone. $35, shipping included.




                                  
Clockwise-- These calorie free delight are made with glass truffles topped with  freshwater pearls or  glass coffee beans pearls and enhanced with Austrian crystals or semiprecious stones such as the rhodonite shown in the photo. $ 35, shipping included.





Left--Yellow mookaite drops and African jade. Right--cloisonne frogs with malachite and moonstone accents. $35, shipping included.


Left--two tone mookaite, jasper and rutilated quartz. Middle--grey mookaite and replica trade beads, freshwater pearls .Right, yellow mookaite , mookaite and African jade. $35 each, shipping included.


      Raw emerald and red aventurine, sterling silver findings. $125, shipping included.