Thursday, 12 February 2009

Orange Peel Swirl - Sterling Silver & 14ct Gold Filled Carnelian, Emerald, Spinel, Prehnite & Sapphire Wire-Wrapped Earrings - By Blue Almonds

Orange Peel Swirls - Oxidised Sterling Silver & 14ct Gold FilledCarnelian, Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Prehnite & Golden Spinel Wire-Wrapped Earrings

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

Materials: Carnelian smooth heart briolette; Emerald, Blue Sapphire, Prehnite, Golden Spinel micro-faceted roundelles; sterling silver wire (oxidised), 14K Gold Filled wire

First was the Fern Swirl – delicate and light – and then I fall in love with the curves of this design and created a family of Swirls. This one – Orange Peel Swirl is the most exotic of them. The colour combination is unusual for me, very colourful and the Carnelian golden orange shade brings to my mind hot places, full of sun. I added also some warmth of the tropical sea in the blue Sapphires and greenery of palm trees in Emeralds and Prehnites. I oxidised the earrings to bring out the colours and the shape itself.

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