Adornments to host trunk show for fashion designer Olia Zavozina!

July 18, 2009 at 3:28 PM (Adornments News, Cool Stuff, General) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Adornments hosting Olia Zavozina trunk show

Come see Olia’s new line of summer and bridal wear in the gorgeous Adornments gallery Upstairs at the Factory at Franklin!  Cocktails and refreshments will be served and there will be two drawings for fabulous prizes from both Olia Zavozina and the jewelers at Adornments!  Come mingle, see what’s hot in fashion and jewelry this season, and take home a fabulous new addition to your wardrobe at exclusive Trunk Show prices!

See you there!

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Finished Dolphin Earrings & Saturn Pendant

February 11, 2009 at 10:57 PM (Jewelry) (, , , , , )

They’re finished!  The dolphin earrings that I posted about last time turned out really well! 🙂  I hope Natusko likes them (I can still change the colors if you want!).

Finished Dolphin Earrings

Finished Dolphin Earrings

Natsuko also commissioned a Saturn Pendant.  Natusko intends it as a gift for a guy- so it had to not be feminine and, as always, it had to be extra special and unique!  I had a couple of ideas for this, but one was particularly exciting as it has movable parts! (Ooooohhhh fancy!)  I really wanted that movement to give it that little bit of extra something special (it’s a toy as well as jewelry!)- it’s not static and that makes it so much more interesting a piece to wear and to look at.  Not to mention there was the added challenge of figuring out how to make that happen!    This is the drawing:

Saturn Pendant Drawing

Saturn Pendant Drawing

It was a bit more tricky than I thought it would be what with having to make sure everthing could move independently.  Also, the pearl that I used to the center piece is, though beautiful, not a perfect circle!  So, none of the other circles could be perfect either- they all had to be slightly off so that they would look perfect with the pearl and not draw too much attention to its irregularities.  I think it’s a fun piece (I’d wear it!).  Check it out:

Saturn Pendant

Saturn Pendant

The inner wire circle spins around the pearl and the pearl can spin too (though much more slowly).

Saturn Pendant

Saturn Pendant Detail

This piece was so much fun to make- a real departure from my usual style and a lot more challenging as I’d never done a piece with movable parts.  Thanks Natsuko!

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Dolphin Earrings

February 6, 2009 at 9:20 PM (Jewelry) (, , , , )

Natsuko, a friend of ours living in Canada, has made a special request for dolphin earrings- but not just ANY dolphin earrings- they have to be special!  They have to be different!  So, I decided to apply a technique that I learned in Indiana which incorporated dyed epoxy resin into jewelry.  Now, I know it sounds strange- using what is essentially glue in fine jewelry, but it can be very beautiful- catching the light and glowing with exciting colors without adding the weight of enameling (they’re earrings afterall, we don’t want them to be heavy!)

Here’s the drawing that I did to show Natsuko what I was planning (it’s a bit tricky to designe things for people in other countries!).  She approved the design with a modification of colors- she wanted only pinks and a little blue.

Dolphin Earring Design

Dolphin Earring Design

The next step was to cut the dolphin shapes out:

Dolphin Earrings in Progress

Dolphin Earrings in Progress

After they’re cut out- it’s filing and sanding to perfection!

Cut out Dolphin Earrings

Cut out Dolphin Earrings

Then they’ll be ready for the resin and hooks for a fun, yet elegant, twist on a popular theme!  I’ll let you all know how they turn out!  Hopefully, we can get a picture of Natsuko wearing them when they’re done! 🙂

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