During this month I like to invite you to visit my Jewelry Etsy Shop I am offering a Coupon and if you ever need anything, a gift to yourself or to someone special, Easter and Mother’s Day are coming soon, just a hint 😉 and some ideas here it is enjoy a 10% Off for the whole month of April include custom orders and commissions!
If you make an order please use Coupon Code: APRIL2017 during checkout! ❤
Today I am very happy to introduce a new jewelry design of a powerful necklace that I created few weeks ago inspired by the soul of my dear friend Jessica.
I named this necklace “Love and Peace” and it is part of the Among Nature Jewelry Collection 2016.
It has been quite some time that I haven’t post any new Jewelry Design for my Collection, is because at the moment I have been watercolor painting and creating in Digital more. As you all know by now especially my long time followers and friends here on the Blogosphere I like to work and create with different mediums,. There are certain times where I focus on different things and experiment new creative techniques.
I loved to create this design and working with the wire for this vertical gemstones pendant that brings meditative and calming feelings. The Pendant is the focal point of this necklace and is completed with a leather tassel.
I used a selection of natural pale Rose Quartz gemstones paired with two faceted Czeck smoky crystal beads.
“LOVE” – Rose Quartz is a natural gemstone known also as the Love Stone…
this beautiful crystal emits strong vibrations. The energy that emits clear and purifies, opening the heart to promote love in any situations. Wearing jewelry with rose quartz helps you to feel self-worth love, the vibrations are believed to be calming and relaxing and protect from negativity
I like Rose Quartz, the lovely pale pink color and the translucent transparency inspire me with my designs creating jewelry that’s connects with the beautiful energy and vibrations this stone has.
The Wire used is silver plated copper. A tan color flat suede leather cord complete this adjustable necklace. This necklace match with my other designs where I used Rose Quartz gemstones. All my creations are made with natural gemstones and are single unique pieces, they can be combined or stacked together check my Jewelry Portfolio for more designs and possible combinations also here below in the gallery some of my suggestion for same style designs or stackable ideas:
The “Love and Peace” necklace is available in Limited Edition
for the price of $45 shipping included within US I also ship Worldwide (contact me for shipping rates).
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combinations of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order made on order and can be purchased and Ordered here on my Blog YesterdayAfter.com or on my Etsy Shop
If you are interested on a purchase here on the Blog please don’t hesitate to let me know first Contact me ✿⊱
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and to know more about how my jewelry designs are created and inspired.
As always I love to read your precious comments!
Thank you for sharing my Art!
“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection 2016
Jewelry Design Inspired by Nature
Hello everyone! I am Carolina Russo from Southern California (follow me on my Blog, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest!). I am very excited and happy to be a Guest Doodlewasher! This blog is fantastic! I admire Charlie’s creativity and his doodlewashes are beautiful and inspiring. I am so proud to be able to say that I am one of the featured on Doodlewash. Thank you Charlie for having me here.
I was born and raised in Italy, the beautiful country where I have been surrounded by Italian art, creativity, history, Mediterranean traditions and European influences. My father is an artist and I grew up observing and being amazed by his oil paintings. I knew since I was a child that I wanted to be an artist. I enjoyed drawing, coloring and creating things since a very early age.
Unique one of a kind Keepsake Jewelry
“Memories From the Ocean”
This ethnic necklace is part of a unique collection of designs created with elements from the ocean. The necklace has a double pendant wrapped in silver plated copper wire, it can be made also in Sterling silver or oxidized copper. The wire and leather cord are wrapped together around the bigger fossil seashell, holding a second smaller piece. The leather cord made the necklace adjustable in length through sliding knots and has two antiques wooden beads. The unique pieces of Fossil Seashells were found by me on a beautiful Malibu beach in California. These pieces are one of a kind having different shapes and colors and no one is equal. During my journeys here I found other beautiful stones and more fossil seashell pieces in different shape, size and thickness. All the precious pieces are part of my personal collection to use for my limited edition or one of a kind jewelry designs.
I love to think that each seashell spent hundred years of life travelling under the beautiful deep blue waters of the ocean until the waves left them on the shore for me to find and infuse them with my own Art. When I create my jewelry I feel very fortunate that, I can bring these seashells back to shine in a new beautiful life, this time it is outside the blue water for us to admire and treasure them like a unique and precious gifts from Nature.
Pieces of fossil seashells, coral, drift wood, beach pebbles stones, they all are very beautiful natural elements that I love to use for my jewelry designs. You can see more on my Jewelry Portfolio
This is one of the beautiful Beaches where I love to walk take beautiful photos and find my treasures from the ocean.
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combinations of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order made on order can be purchased and Ordered here on YesterdayAfter Blog or on my Etsy Shop.
I also accept custom orders creating “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature or not. If you are interested don’t hesitate to Contact me ✿⊱
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and to know more about how my jewelry is created and inspired.
I am the Featured Blogger on ART by Rob Goldstein!!!
I am so honored, thankful and very happy to be the first Featured Blogger on Rob Blog I love his work and always he does an amazing job! Rob had great questions for my interview I suggest you to check it out!
Thank you Rob!!!
Carolina is also passionate for antiques, vintage, and founds objects.
She uses her blog, in part, to market limited edition garments, jewelry and accessories.
Carolina moved to the United States from Italy in 2002 and lives in California.
Thank you for giving me the interview, Carolina!
I may make interviews a monthly event.
1.Did you begin blogging with the idea of blogging as a professional?
First of all I truly want to thank you Robert for this beautiful “Feature” and for all your great questions. I started this Blog almost one year ago with the intent and primary focus to launch my Jewelry Design Collections and the…
Today I am going to share tips, inspiration and insights for creative minds and inspiring spirits and I know there are many of you out there. I like to help you to get inspired and nurture your creativity to create more of your great work during your artistic journeys.
SKETCHBOOKS are something essential for the evolution and growth of every artist or creative spirit.
You can use sketchbooks for different purposes and if you are someone like me that likes to express and experiment with creativity in different ways, then, you want to have many of them in different sizes and paper weight, to use with any kind of media you like to work with.
Always have a sketchbook for storing ideas to develop later on and always keep one with you in your bag wherever you go. I also use one for my Poems and Haiku. Sketching is something that I always did since very young age. I always loved to doodle around on any paper I had on handy, also on paper napkins if that was the only paper available…lol
Well when an inspirational idea comes you have to be able to grab it or would be gone forever!
During my years of Art School I used to sketch a lot for Jewelry Design and for other art projects, at that time also I did lots of Fashion Design sketches which I still love to do.
I had a nice and inspiring conversation about the use of sketchbooks with my dearest friend Norwegian Artist Magny Tjelta from the beautiful Blog “A Journey Into The Magic of Creativity” please give her a visit her art is beautiful!
I was reading one of Magny latest post about Sketchbooks ideas and I had a question, which I believe many of you has when comes the time to organize your creative thoughts, so I left my question in her comments and here it is…
Me: Hi Magny, talking about Sketchbooks I like to prompt a question here that will help others and inspire…You have beautiful sketch books! Do you have all your sketch books categorized and dedicated by subjects? Or do you just mix different subjects on each page?
Magny TJelta: Hi Carolina,
What a great question! Sketch books are very important for developing skills, capturing ideas, trying out new things and lots more.
Firstly I have to admit that, as an artist I am always looking for bargains, and when I see a sketch book at a good price, I can’t resist buying it. I don’t always know what I will do with it, but I always have several sketch books that I am working on at any one time.
I always have one that is for “anything and everything”. I will pop this one in my bag if I am going out with no particular purpose.
I have another that is to help me push my boundaries. It is for 15 minute sketches or paintings of whatever I happen to be looking at. I will use this one at a cafe, or sitting on a bench in the park or even while I’m sitting in the car waiting to pick up my daughter. It means that even the “taxi-mom” journeys can be productive.
At the moment I also have one that is just for flowers, one for travels and holidays, one for faces and perhaps my favorite is my sketchbook for wishful thinking and dream holidays that was made from an old poetry book.
Me: Thank you Magny for this beautiful answer to my question. I see that we do pretty much the same thing! LoL I love to buy sketchbooks anytime like you and I have many! Every occasion or sale is good to get one more…lol
I find it very inspiring to share with others and I have a question for YOU ” how do you use your sketchbooks?” I really would like to know. I love to hear from you. I’m always pleased and interested nonetheless surprised with the wonderful ideas and insights that my readers share. Please feel free to answer and share your thoughts in the comment space.
I wish you a great day and maybe this post inspired you a little…
make good use of your sketchbooks and when they are new don’t be afraid of the blanc pages….
“AMONG NATURE” Jewelry Collection 2015 Jewelry Inspired by Nature
During the past days I have been thinking a variety of Artistic projects ideas and new experiments!
Today I like to share a Design that I created few months ago. I love the whole process to create a new design, from the starting idea, to the sketches, to the end. Every design it is a new challenge that I like to address at the best of my ability. Most of my designs are created with a combination of natural gemstones, metals, leather and more found natural elements. This way all my creations allow the possibility to combine and stack multiple jewels together.
This is my sketch that inspired a half heart shaped earrings, the wire has been forged and hammered to shape perfectly to my drawing. I used a round faceted Pink Quartz stone and a round Mother of Pearl bead and silver.
Silver or Copper wire are some of my usual metals to work with.
“LOVE” – Rose Quartz is a natural gemstone known as the Love Stone…
this beautiful crystal has natural healing power and emits strong vibrations of unconditional love. The energy that emits clear and purifies, opening the heart to promote love in any situations. Wearing jewelry with rose quartz helps you to feel self-worth love, is calming and relaxing and protect from negativity….
I like Rose Quartz stones the lovely pale pink color and the translucent transparency inspire my designs creating jewelry that’s connects with the beautiful natural energy and vibrations of this stone.
This design was custom ordered from my client to match with this heart necklace I previously made for her, as you can see the idea of a half heart is a great match with this pendant.
Unique one of a kind Keepsake Jewelry
“Memories From the Ocean”
This ethnic necklace has a very unique double pendant created with silver plated copper wire, it can be made also in Sterling Silver. The wire and leather are wrapped together around the bigger fossil seashell, holding the second dangle smaller piece. The leather cord is adjustable in length through sliding knots and has two antiques wooden beads. The unique pieces of Fossil Seashells were found by me on a beautiful Malibu beach in California. These pieces are one of a kind having different shapes and colors and no one is equal. During my journeys I found other beautiful stones and more fossil seashell pieces in different shape, size and thickness they are all part of my personal collection to use for my unique Custom jewelry designs.
I love to think that each seashell spent hundred years of life under the beautiful and deep blue waters of the ocean until the waves left them on the shore for me to find and infuse with my Art. When I create my jewelry I feel fortunate that, I can bring these seashells back to shine in a new beautiful life, this time it is outside the water and for us to admire and treasure them like a precious gift from Nature.
All my Jewelry Designs are single pieces created to have a life and standing on their own beautifully in their unique and unexpected combination of natural elements. My work is made as Custom Order can be purchased and Ordered here on this Blog or on my Etsy Shop.
I also accept custom orders creating a “Keepsake Memories Jewelry” a design piece with your own special memories or found objects in nature or not. If you are interested don’t hesitate to Contact me ✿⊱
I hope that you enjoyed reading this post and as always I love to read your precious comments!
Thank you for sharing my Art!
Today post is about a quick sneak pick to my Jewelry sketch book a new design is in progress!
A giant statement earrings 4 inches long made out of one piece of silver wire carefully bended, forged and hammered to follow perfectly the curves created into my Design sketch. Gemstones would be added and wired…for now I did bring to life the shape of the first earring…still work to do!