Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Sterling Silver Earrings Handmade by Gracie Jewellery

I decided to try something different this week.



These are tiny 3.5mm sterling silver jump rings individually attached to each other to form a mesh-type silver drop. They hang from sterling silver lever-back earrings.



It is called chainmaille or chain mail.



I call it fun to do. These will be in my Etsy store by the end of the week.

Thanks for dropping by.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Lapis Lazuli Earrings




Lapis Lazuli- a deep blue with golden inclusions of pyrites which shimmer like little stars, accented with sterling silver hang from handmade argentium sterling silver ear wires.

Lapis Lazuli: 8mm
total length from top to bottom: 46mm (1 3/4")

Gracie Jewellery arrives in its own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Pink Saturday March 27

Welcome! Thank you for stopping by.

I'm in the market for a new handbag. I have been using the same one for the last 3-4 years. I purchased it online on sale from Coldwater Creek and paid $20.00 for it. It has held up well but I'm tired of it and it isn't that convenient to use. Everything hides in the bottom and it is always falling off my shoulder. But I'm really not a shopper and have no idea what I want. Well I do but I certainly can't afford to buy one of these.



Oh but I'd love to have one.



The other day I saw a lady who had a gorgeous black Chanel purse. And then she pulled a black Chanel wallet out. To die for!



Bet I won't find this at the local Sears store



I'll have to sell a lot of these


Before I can buy one of this


"The best color in the whole world, is the one that looks good, on you!"
~ Coco Chanel"


Thank you Beverley at How Sweet the Sound for hosting these weekly gatherings. Have a Happy Pink Saturday.

Handmade Sterling Silver Freshwater Pearl Earrings



Freshwater Coin Pearls hanging from 3 intertwined rings. The rings were hand formed and fused closed. Sterling silver leverbacks.

Freshwater Coin Pearl-11mm -smooth, luminous, lovely white colour
Rings- Argentium sterling silver- 10mm diam
Total length from top to bottom- 46mm (1 3/4")

Gracie Jewellery arrives in it's own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver. 



Tiny Freshwater Pearl hang from 3 intertwined rings. The rings were hand formed and fused closed. Sterling silver leverbacks. 

Freshwater Pearl-4mm potato pearl-smooth, luminous, lovely white colour
Rings- Argentium sterling silver- 10mm diam
Total length from top to bottom- 30 mm (1¼")

Gracie Jewellery arrives in it's own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Pink Saturday March 20

Welcome to Gracie Jewellery and Pink Saturday!

It's not all Pink this Saturday but I am excited and have to share. I am starting a metalworking course today!



So I am packing my tools


Putting them in my purple lidded storage container



And carrying everything I need in my cheerful pink hydrangea bag!

I've waited 30 years to do this course. Have I told you how excited I am?

Thank you Beverly of How Sweet the Sound for hosting Pink Saturdays. Last week I visited Necel (isn't that a pretty name?) at the old house in texas. Necel is in big trouble, she posted about the website Polyvore where you can make collages. It is addictive. Thanks Necel.

And just in time for Pink Saturday. My pink necklace has been selected for a pink treasury on Etsy.



Thank you to Simple Sundries for including me. I love this pendant available in Simple Sundries shop.



Thanks for visiting me this week. Next Saturday I have something special planned so please stop by. Have a great week.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Pink Saturday



Welcome to Pink Saturday! Thank you to Miss Beverly at How Sweet The Sound for hosting this wonderful display of Pinkness.

This week I am sharing my balls. Glass balls made by a local glassblower.



This is the one that started it all. I found it at a craft show years ago and knew I couldn't live my life without it the moment I saw it.



My girlfriend gave me this one. She did not know I had purchased the one above.



I purchased this one the following year. After all I needed 3 to balance the collection.



Then I was given this one as a Christmas gift. Of course, this mean't the collection was off balance again so.....



I bought this one.

I could go on 3 more times but all of those balls are blue and that's another day. They all hang in my dining room window where the late afternoon sun shines through them. Absolutely stunning, unfortunately the camera couldn't pick it up.

No pink jewellery this week as I am working on something special for next Saturday. I do hope you'll join me. Have a great Saturday and don't forget to turn your


1 hour ahead tonight

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thank you to Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for hosting this weekly gathering of all things Pink.



This week I am sharing things my grandmother made. She was a really crafty person.


She knitted and she sewed.


She crocheted


She embroidered


She tatted

Her youngest granddaughter likes doing all of of the above, but she likes making jewellery the best!

This week it is a sterling silver and rhodocrosite necklace.

Last week Tracey from Honeysuckle and Hissy Fits joined Pink Saturdays. Just love that name. I visited her again during the week and found out we are both Cavalier lovers. Welcome to the Pinkers Tracey!


My own little Lexie.

And a special thank you to my sister who directed me to a website with the information on how to make my pictures bigger. I'll share this info if anyone wants to know.

Have a great week. I hope to visit with you all again next Saturday.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Handmade Sterling Silver Rhodolite Garnet and Freshwater Pearl Earrings




The pearls are white, luminous and smooth. The rhodolite garnets are a yummy plummy-red and facetted. They are accented with handcrafted argentium sterling silver hoops. The ear wires are handmade argentium sterling silver wire.

Freshwater Pearls: pear-shape 5mmx7mm, 3mmx5mm
Rhodolite Garnet: 5mm
top to bottom: 41mm (1 5/8")

Gracie Jewellery arrives in its own storage pouch.

*Argentium Sterling Silver is sterling silver with less of the copper alloy. Copper is what makes sterling silver tarnish. Argentium is 92.5% pure silver with the balance a mix of germanium and copper. This makes Argentium silver harder, brighter and more highly tarnish resistant than traditional sterling silver. While Argentium silver is a bit more expensive than traditional sterling silver, it is well worth it.
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