With family in town, we decided to go to the Aquarium of the Americas in New Orleans. It was wonderful as always and, as usualy, the jellyfish exhibit was one of my favorites. (Followed closely by the albino alligator and the pregnant seahorses!) Here are the earrings inspired by those oh-so-cool jellies!!
I just added this to my shop - the larger bracelet in the familiar & beloved byzantine design. Class, elegant and, in the new larger size, a bold choice!
This is the newest in a line of larger earrings; still the designs you love and the metals you love (plus a couple of new ones....) but in a bigger, fun size. Because we all need something a little bigger now & then! :)
All the New Bracelets!
After a fairly long break from jewelry making (no shows, no in person sales), I am back at it. Starting with some pretty cool bracelets. Click the button below to take a look...and stay warm out there, y'all!
Valentine's Day is here so I wanted to show these hearts that I made alongside this new silver bracelet. As much as I try, I can't stick with just one "thing". I have made jewelry for a long time and I love it. When the lockdown came (almost a year ago now) and the simultaneous canceling of every art show I was planning to attend, I found myself with more time on my hands.
First I turned to knitting (wonderfully addictive, calming and just plain fun) then to an old love of mine, sewing. When I came across an idea for these little patchwork hearts, I just could not resist. I think I made about 10 of them. Aren't they the cutest??
Happy Valentine's Day, y'all!
My friend, Rocky Broome (www.rockyspots.com), from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, make pottery. Glorious, beautiful pottery! This mug in her new "seafoam" design was calling my name so I am happy to say that this mug now lives at my house. You see me here "trying it on" at an art show in Louisville. I LOVE this beautiful little mug!!!
You can click here to see the sterling silver chain bracelet on the left and here to see the one in the middle!
It was a complicated day. I was signed up for an online class that I was really looking forward and then? Our electricity went out.
I got creative - I knew I could access wifi at the public library, which is very near our house, so I headed over there in plenty of time to get settled and watch the class.
There were a series of setbacks at the library, but I was finally settled in, accessing wifi and ready to go, pink water bottle in hand!
Our library has this fabulous view, as you can see!
~Click here to see details of the stacking rings on the website~
Featured Silver Bracelet
New bold earrings - familiar design, new larger format!
I'll be you have heard that big, bold earrings are "in" right now and for the foreseeable future! Bold earrings are a great accent for denim and can be the focal point of the "no makeup" make up look!
These statement earrings are also wonderful if you dress simply - they will create an instant sense of your personality!
These earrings come in two smaller sizes (medium size handmade silver earrings and this small silver earring design). This design was just begging for a new larger size and this is it!
1. black felt hat 2. denim jacket 3. large tote 4. Handmade sterling silver persian necklace 5. sunglasses 6. silk plant 7. brown sandals 8. silk dress
Here in south Louisiana, it is just starting to get cool. Since we love our summer dresses, it's easy to extend the wear for these dresses into the fall with a jacket - denim is always correct! Change the sandals for short boots and you are in business for the fall!
A lot of people want to know how long it takes me to make my jewelry - maybe you have had the same question. Since my jewelry is frequently complex, it's hard for you to imagine the time it must take to make it.
The question is a little hard to answer. The truth is that each piece can take days to weeks, depending on what other pieces I am working on at the same time and the complexity of the design.
I rarely work on just one piece, preferring to work on several pieces at the same time. That way, I get a break from each design and can go back and forth from earrings to bracelets to necklaces. That said, it's fair to say that the simplest pieces may take a couple of hours and the more complex pieces I may spend up to a month making and finishing.
Are you looking for a gift idea that included Luxury Jewelry? This could be just what you are looking for!
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New Collection for Spring!
I have been so excited about this new collection! It has been in the works for at least a year and it is specifically for those who would prefer a somewhat "daintier" look. You will recognize some original designs, made in a smaller format just for this collection, as well as some new designs. In the photo to the left, you will see, on top, the original "Persian" necklace - below, the same design in the "Little Luxuries" Collection. Several of the new jewelry designs, especially the earrings, have tiny gemstones added. If you look at the collection of new earrings, you will see the gemstones I am currently using including freshwater pearls, lapis lazuli, rose quartz (one of Pantone's two colors of the year this year) and amethyst.
This new jewelry collection is called Little Luxuries because of it is a petite version of original "Luxury" Collection. Each component is, as always, made in my studio in both a smaller size ring and a smaller diameter wire. The result is a wonderfully luxurious and dainty piece of jewelry, perfect for you or for gifting. You can see the entire collection, including the tiny earrings with gemstones, by going to the Little Luxuries Collection here.
I am Laura Teague, a metal smith, knitter and sewist living and working in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and traveling the western US whenever I can!