Saturday, 7 February 2009

Cranberry In Snow - By Blue Almonds

Cranberry In Snow: Sterling Silver Ruby, Peridot, Chacedony and Citrine Wire-Wrapped Earrings - By Blue Almonds

Measurements: the earrings are 5.3cm/2.12” long in total and 1.9cm/0.76” wide at the widest point

Materials: Deep Red Ruby Faceted Onions (6x8mm), natural Chalcedony faceted rondelles, AA golden Citrine micro-faceted rondelles, Peridot smooth roundelles, sterling silver wire, 14K Gold Filled wire.

First snow has just covered the hills and I can see in the town shops the very first preparation for Christmas. Baubles, candles, golden and red ornaments and lots of nuts and spices - all of this put me in a wintry-Christmassy mood. In my home country my husband’s Grandmother would prepare a special cranberry jelly to be enjoyed on 24 December, the Vigil night. One can eat it with some custard flavored with natural vanilla or cinnamon. Thinking of this delicious dish I wrapped the Cranberry In Snow earrings, one of my new “Swirl” designs. The Ruby onion briolettes are of the freshest and sweetest cranberry size and colour. They are accompanied by icy-snowy, cloudy white natural little Chalcedony. Each earring is flavored with a bit of cinnamon - the golden sparkly Citrine, with a touch of 14K Gold Filled wire and also with tiny little round Peridot.

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