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Abalone and pearl necklace

by Maura Nicholson on Jul.19, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

Blue abalone shell, wow this pieces is just stunning! the blue is, well so blue with shades of pink and purple. Then you have the darker blue lines and puddles which remind me of the sand at low tide. I thought little white  freshwater pearls would be perfect with this glorious piece of ‘shell artwork’ all mixed up with some shiny silver!

Abalone and pearl necklace

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Kyanite Necklace

by Maura Nicholson on Jul.01, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

kyanite necklace

I bought this kyanite ‘slice’ because it looks so beautiful, I wasn’t really sure what I was going to do with it! I decided to set it in silver but it was a truly awkward shape so i added some keshi pearls to the setting. It looked pretty good so I then had to decide what next to do. I thought a double strand of silver chain,keshi pearl,apatite and faceted black onyx would look good but it needed something else?  12 strands of silver chain,apatite,keshi pearl,faceted black onyx and really gorgeous black opals, all handing from the pendant of the necklace, did I mention that it became a necklace?

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Emerald, Sapphire and Ruby earrings

by Maura Nicholson on May.10, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry

Emerald,sapphire and ruby earrings

These earrings are made of 9ct gold wire, they have gorgeous faceted emerald, yellow and blue sapphire and ruby beads. The picture was taken on a beach near to my home, they are perfect for  in the late summer sunshine, it makes the beads twinkle and come to life.

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A perfect summer bracelet

by Maura Nicholson on May.04, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry
Summer bracelet

Moonstone and bead bracelet

This bracelet is perfect for summer, why? it just looks good with a simple tee-shirt or cool cotton summer tunic. It has a moonstone set in silver, purple jade beads, more of a bluey purple, black onyx, blue onyx, labradorite and lapis lazuli beads.

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Pearl and Iolite ring

by Maura Nicholson on Apr.23, 2010, under Handmade Jewelry
delicious iolite

iolite and pearl ring

This ring was made for my wedding range but I think it could be worn everyday. It is made from silver wire and has clusters of freshwater pearl and delicious iolite chip beads. Iolite is just to die for ! it is such a beautiful stone and I think amongst my many favorites it is in my top five. You can check more of my jewelry on my web store.

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