acorns

torch-fired enamel 'acorns' on jade and agate necklace #southernfriedartistJade and agate beads in shades of coral-red combined with swarovski crystals and enamel beads created to resemble acorns. Several coats of transparent shades of mandarin, green and pink are torch-fired at 1500 degrees to produce the luster finish you see.

Beads are hand braided onto Chinese knotting cord which keeps the necklace soft to the touch and allows it to fall gracefully.

Whether you wear this long or wrap it to make a statement necklace, you will look simply fabulous!

Inspired by the photo seen here as well as my love of crisp mornings, plaid tailgating blankets, soft sweaters and everything “fall”. Lush and lovely colors that only nature can provide.nature-wallpapers-red-autumn-leaves-wallpaper-31325

cherries

Round cut jade beads, cherry red natural coral beads, handmade metalwork and enameled base and flower; dark brown genuine leather cording completes the look.Round cut jade beads in a darker shade of green (appreciated for guarding its wearer against accidents and misfortune) are found on the lowest strand; cherry red natural coral beads on the center strand and round jade beads in an opaque pale green finish off the top-tier of this adjustable necklace. A handmade metalwork base and flower are coated in lichen green and fire-red enamel respectively, and serve as a unique focal piece. Each enamel piece is hand-formed; coated in vitreous enamel and torch-fired at more than 1500 degrees. Dark brown genuine leather cording completes the look.

This look was inspired by the appeal of vintage green milk glass bowls filled with fresh cherries – pictured here.87c326d12a2ebf04cd28e6c3d0c39e14 Great when paired with a sundress or used to brighten a pale winter sweater.

boots

Impression Jasper rondelles; fire polished Czech glass in root beer; round Czech glass in opaque pale turquoise. Handmade metalwork enameled flowers on a reclaimed silver plated spoon handle serves as a unique focal piece. Pale turquoise knotting cord and genuine leather cording complete the look. Impression Jasper rondelles (appreciated for providing its wearer with inner peace, clarity and compassion) are found on the lowest strand; fire polished Czech glass in root beer on the center strand and round Czech glass in opaque pale turquoise finishes off the top tier of this necklace. Handmade metalwork flowers coated in lichen and beryl green enamel are affixed to a reclaimed silver plated spoon handle and serve as a unique focal piece. Each enamel piece is hand-formed; coated in vitreous enamel and torch-fired at more than 1500 degrees. Pale turquoise knotting cord and genuine leather cording complete the look. The beads are free-flowing on the strands so that they move with you.

 

The color choices for this piece were influenced by the photo below. This necklace is easy to wear and looks great whether you dress it up or wear it with your favorite pair of jeans and cowboy boots.0fefb07445ac29a71e87844d01e2eb19

 

beach

Round limestone beads; fire agate faceted beads; round Czech glass in opaque turquoise. Handmade metalwork flowers coated in sky blue and sea foam green enamel are affixed to a reclaimed silver plated demitasse spoon and serves as a unique focal piece. Round limestone beads (formed by swift currents in the sea) are found on the lowest strand; fire agate faceted beads (on the center strand) have a deep calming energy that brings security and safety and round Czech glass in opaque turquoise finishes off the top strand of this necklace. Handmade metalwork flowers coated in sky blue and sea foam green enamel are affixed to a reclaimed silver plated demitasse spoon and serves as a unique focal piece. Each enamel piece is hand-formed; coated in vitreous enamel and torch-fired at more than 1500 degrees. Genuine leather cording completes the look.

My color inspiration for this piece was influenced by the photo below. This necklace reminds us to slow down and remember those lazy summer days spent at the beach.d6f57a136d2ce3d48e12b7c35c439cbb

 

sari silk

IMG_4055Inspired piece of pale blue enamel work with multicolored head pins. This piece replicates the true feel of a natural flower that has been captured by torch-fired enameling. Silk and enamel work well together since they both have subtle changes in color. Works well as a dressy piece or wear it with your favorite white t-shirt.

Inspiration can strike in the most odd places sometimes.ffca5e132135e962511c79b0d3a5fdc3 It can happen even while you looking for color ideas for other projects. This photo below was meant to inspire a knitting project – but instead, inspired this necklace.

hot chocolate

hot-chocolateA double strand of leather strips carry three floating torch-fired enamel medallions. Coordinating earrings were die-struck from copper and coated with vitreous enamel before being torch-fired at 1500 degrees.

Visions of sugarplums? No, but visions of hot chocolate -pictured here – were the inspiration for this casual set of jewelry. Pirouline-Hot-Chocolate-Cocktail-268x300

vintage fabric

springA double strand of leather strips are home to three torch-fired enamel medallions in shades of lilac and pale blue. Coordinating earrings were die-struck from copper and coated with vitreous enamel before being torch-fired at 1500 degrees.

Fleeting images of well-worn and loved vintage fabric and pillows-pictured here – were the inspiration for this casual set of jewelry.dbe369de054e9b3bb5cd44456900ed58