Showing posts with label Cattleya Orchid: Custom Jewelry. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Cattleya Orchid: Custom Jewelry. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Bamboo Collection

The Newest Addition to my
Bamboo Collection
Two bamboo leaves, one in Sterling Silver and the other in solid 14K yellow gold.
The 4mm Sterling Silver Woven Chain is soldered into the bamboo stems creating a seamless neck piece.
If you are interested in this piece, please email me at:

Friday, November 7, 2008

New Cattleya Orchid Pendant

This is one of my new "Susan Fender" Cattleya Orchids with a 7mm white freshwater pearl.

When I sculpted this orchid I new it was the perfect size pendant or brooch for a pearl so I left a little space to cradle a either a black or white pearl. Once the pearl was set, the texture in the orchid as well as the little flips I added to the edges makes this an elegant piece to pass down to the next generations.

Because I'm a huge fan of the Enhancer(clip on the back), we have soldered one of our larger enhancers to the back of the pendant. You can add this pendant to an existing set of pearls or to an Omega Chain up to 7 mm wide.

I have added this pendant below to a set of my pearls. I personally thing it perks up a beautiful set of pearls.

Pendant with Pearl: $225
With 17.25" Pearls: $329

This piece is currently spoken for!

Friday, May 9, 2008

I couldn't believe it when I added my patina to one of my new Sterling Silver Pendants. Normally I only used the patina on my original porcelain pieces but because had a request to try it again...I dipped one of my new silver pieces and to my surprise it worked beautifully.

The results are a bit different, the colors are the same but I used to brush the edges to remove the bronze but this time the bronze and gold tones are gave my orchid a very rich look. This pendant would work well with your existing silver or gold jewelry you may have.

The colors are unbelievable beautiful. I have every Jewel Tone in the book on this one. Ruby Red, Teal, Blue, deep Bronze and Gold on all the edges...I could have planned this better. I just want to thank Nancy for convincing me to get my Patinas (LOS) out again.
I also tried several beads but at the last minute (almost giving up there) I took an 18" chain and dipped it too and then polishing it a bit and it was a perfect match.
The Cattleya Orchid is hand sculpted and is approximately 2" and is stamped 925. The Bracelet (right) is also 2" with leaves on one side and Orchids Buds on the other.

Material: Argentium Sterling Silver 925 Orchid Pendant Finish: Patina
Chain: Sterling Silver with a Patina Finish