Eyes will be drawn immediately to the focal point of this leather-styled choker. A stunning, faceted smokey greenish-brown Agate is flanked on either side by a crystal bead and a white fresh water pearl. Attached to jump rings is a doubled brown leather cord which is used to fasten at the neck. Continue reading →
Birthdays are special occasions. Time for celebrations with family and friends, and for giving gorgeous gifts!
Client requested a gift that was equally chic as it was unique. This combo featured gold luster leather cord for both the bracelet and necklace.
The timeless design of the bracelet and its versatility makes a sure bet for any day of the week. The three strand design gives robust support for the delicate coral-hued agate, with its large veins throughout. The brass toned clasp makes it easy to close. There are a number of gold components including two spiral gold spacers which are wire-wrapped on either side of the focal agate.
The statement necklace is equally striking. The coral-hued stone is up front and center and is securely wire-wrapped onto a single cord. On either side are strategic embellishments – Tibetan dzi agates, spiral spacers and caramel-coloured glass discs. To fasten the necklace, one end of the gold cord forms a loop which is placed over a glass bead. Continue reading →
I love living in an environment rich in vibrant, lively, festive colours! It’s natural living in the Caribbean. And in jewelry making, I am equally attracted to colours which make me feel excited!
This agate quickly became a fave of mine. I love the colour, the transparency of the stone, its glossy feel and solid shape. It can be amped up and used with other stones or left to play on its own. Continue reading →
Tassels are not new on the fashion landscape and can come in so many colours, lengths and intricate details. At UYJ, the gauntlet being handed down, here is my take on tassel love! Each tassel is handmade from different fibres purchased from local stores here in Barbados.
A trio of majestic Magnesite stones form the focal point for this choker-styled necklace.
The focal is attached to black leather cord by silver jump rings. The allure of this piece is the natural individuality of each stone. The stones are neither uniformed in size nor shape, each having its own texture and appeal.
This whimsical, attention-grabbing piece is available for purchase and is affordably priced!
Interested in owning this style of necklace, please contact me, my details are listed just below these stunning photos:-
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Today ought to be like any other day for loving – showing love, kindness, extending a helping hand, encouraging someone, giving a compliment, tying that shoelace, giving your mum a call, kissing your child on the forehead. February 14 is another day to love. Love doesn’t need a special day. It needs to be shown, demonstrated, felt.
Welcome to another Cheat Sheet blog post. The last post focused on Amazonite – so take a look at that post!
Each post will feature a new stone and brief description. If there are pieces in my portfolio which include these stones, they will be featured as well.
Today we look at Lapis Lazuli.
Let’s learn together!
The variety of Lapis Lazuli which I most frequently see is the matte kind. My first impression was that it reminded me of Sodalite, however, the hues of blue are much darker. Lapis Lazuli is also much more expensive.
Can simply go by the name Lapis.
It is said that ‘lapis’ means stone in Latin.
The Egyptians used Lapis. King Tut’s burial mask was decorated with Lapis. There is an interesting article I featured in 2016 on Lapis and the Egyptian King.
It is referred to as the blue stone.
Said to be stone of protection and creativity.
Primarily mined in the Middle East, namely Afghanistan. However, deposits are traced as far away as Argentina.
Below is an example of my work using Lapis Lazuli.
If there are is other information you can share on Lapis or if you are a designer, why not share your work with the readers here on UYJ.
Disclaimer – This post reflects the information gleaned from reading. Therefore the views expressed by individual websites are solely their assertions. I do not ascribe to nor have I tested nor can verify the properties of these stones. —Tasha