– Plumeria and Jewelry –
Day #21 World Watercolor Month
This is Day #21/31 of the World Watercolor Month today I attempted to paint one of my own creation and Jewelry Design. I love the “Fossil Seashell Necklace” and when I created the design for the launch I took this photo with the plumeria flower, this photo is pretty much everywhere over my social media profiles picture as symbol of my Jewelry Collections and of yesterdayafter.com today I took it as reference photo for my watercolor painting! The Fossil Seashell Necklace is available in Limited Edition on my Etsy Shop.
On this page there is my Gallery starting on July 1st to display all my daily paintings for the July World Watercolor Month Collection 2016!
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Lack of time today I am going to share this older post about my jewelry designs. I wrote this post last November when I was lucky to meet in person some amazing Bloggers friends! ❤
– Point Dume –
Point Dume is a promontory on the coast of Malibu, California that juts out into the Pacific Ocean. The point, a long bluff, forms the northern end of the Santa Monica Bay. Wikipedia
I designed this necklace for my friend blogger and published author Erika Kind as token of our friendship. If you followed our recent posts you know that we met (read my post) in person last November here in California it was a great experience. Each piece of Jewelry I design has a story behind it. This one symbolize the beginning of our friendship relate to one of our first conversations that we had when we met, and it was about how much Erika love California, the Ocean and the Beach she said that she love “Point Dume” which happen to be a wonderful place in Malibu where I go often and I love to take beautiful photos like this one of the beach where Point Dume promontory is. This is one of the places where I find precious natural elements like fragments of fossil seashells, stones, driftwood all elements gifted from nature that I treasure and collect for my unique jewelry designs.
The necklace created for Erika has all the elements to symbolize what she love, it represent the Ocean with the natural beauty of a fragment of a Fossil Seashell, a Pearl and her favorite Turquoise stone, the blue color of the stone symbolize the sky and the ocean water, all the elements are wired together creating a keepsake memories pendant with an adjustable leather cord. This is an example of the concept I work with, to create one of a kind Jewelry. I am very happy that Erika love the necklace very much at the point that when I gave to her she got emotional, that was my greatest gift to see the reaction she had it means I made it through her heart giving her happiness and joy…this is one of the reason why I love my work!
It is very nice to see Erika wearing this necklace knowing that she will treasure it!
I also created for this meet up occasion some new stackable bracelets, the kind that more you have the better!
I created one for Marissa, one for Corinne and a new one for Me!
This one was created for Corinne made with natural Blue Quartz and Yellow Citrine Crystal.
Corinne has already a necklace that I previously made for her and this bracelet is a matching!
The Pink Quartz bracelet was created for Marissa made with natural Rose Quartz and smoky Crystals.
Rose Quartz is also known as the “Love Stone” and emit positive and protective energy.
I didn’t know Marissa too well, I wasn’t sure about her taste but she loved it!
This Bracelet was created for Me with a shaped Turquoise stone, Pearls and smoky crystals.
I hope that you enjoyed to read all the details behind the scene about what inspired me
to create this special Jewelry honoring our Friendship.
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. All my creations can be combined together also if they aren’t created as sets. I like the idea to give the ability to mix and match pieces between them, or stack them together creating your own story that can be changed anytime you wear my Art.
Usually the beautiful natural gemstones I use in my designs are all a possibility of infinite combinations of colors, shapes or based on meanings that goes beyond the stones.
I like to title and give names to my Jewelry
and create a story for each piece, based on the meanings and natural powers that nature has.
Nature and natural elements are what inspire me the most in this Jewelry Collection named
Each design is created as One of a Kind or in Limited Edition and Made to Order
I thrive to create unique and recognizable designs and work of art.
I hope that you love my creations and that you will enjoy experience my Art now and for time to come.
I wrote this poem “Hands” not long ago…
Artist precious hands,
intensity and love givers.
Hands guided by a heart pulse,
forging and hammering metals,
holding precious stones.
Inspiration from the soul,
happiness and art givers,
emotions in a motion of senses.
stroking brushes fulfilled with passion,
dripping water on white paper,
splashes of colors take forms.
Once upon a time…a beautiful little girl was learning how drawing hearts…
her hearts were so lovely and unique in shape ending with a happy swirl a detail that was giving the hearts a sense of character and uniqueness. This adorable little girl was about 4 years old when she started drawing hearts using pens, pencils, markers and watercolors making beautiful little paintings. She has been drawing her beautiful and recognizable hearts everywhere, in any ways and kinds. Time has passed and until today 7 years later, she still drawing the same adorable hearts. The little girl is grown in a beautiful teen she is 11 almost 12 years old right now, and I am her proud Mom. I always loved her beautiful hearts dedicated to me in her lovely cards year after year. I have been fascinated by her drawings at the point that I wanted to do something special. She inspired me to create a beautiful pendant and make it into a necklace that I named “Neriah’s Heart”
Neriah is my daughter name, and this new heart pendant is our new design, something we share together, it has a very special meaning to me. I love how it turned out that I want to share it with the world.
This necklace would be part of my “Among Nature” Collection it would be only produced as Custom Order and in Limited Edition for whom is interested, it can be purchased here or on my Etsy Shop.
This pendant is made out of 925 Sterling Silver wire or there is the option to be made with other metals like Copper or Silver plated copper. The natural gemstones I choose are Rose Quartz, Blue Quartz and Crystals, I like their meanings and powers combined together:
CALMING & HARMONIOUS
Blue Quartz purifies the mental, emotional and physical bodies. It helps calm the mind, allowing expression of the individuals will and assists in reaching out to others. It stimulates intuitive insight and enhances communication and creative expression.
LOVE AND PEACE
Rose Quartz promotes unconditional love, forgiveness, infinite peace and compassion. It creates harmony in relationships and teaches us about the true essence of love. It purifies and opens up the heart allowing us to express our emotions. It reduces stress and tension, allowing us to express love, sensitivity and compassion towards ourselves and others. Rose Quartz brings a deep inner healing, enhancing self love, self trust, self worth and self confidence. It can be used to attract love into your life and maintain happy loving relationships.
The necklace feature an adjustable leather cord. I will design different version of this necklace near soon…
I hope that you enjoyed the story of “Neriah’s heart” as I did on sharing it with all of you.
Have a wonderful day and please leave your comment I love to hear from you!
When I was in Italy I grow up in a City that has a beautiful Gulf on the Mediterranean Sea. I could see the sea from my balcony at home. I have been always fascinated by the changing colors during the four Seasons. The sea is an element that is intimately linked with my life and identity.
My watercolor paintings and Illustrations are very often inspired from beautiful seascapes, the movement and reflection of the water, the colors I use in my Art. I love the dramatic light of oceans in storm, beautiful beaches and sunsets, including boats and harbours, ocean waves and rocky outcrops, misty landscapes, as well as beautiful underwaters fauna and flora. I love to search and look for natural found objects on the shore. There are many fascinating pieces, natural treasures that I collect.
Each piece bring me unique inspirations knowing they had many years, maybe thousands of years of underwater life before I found them, and use it as “Masterpieces” for my Jewelry designs. In my Portfolio several jewelry creations are made with unique natural treasures found by me walking on Earth.
Many of my designs are inspired by the ocean nature. I had a custom request to match a “Bracelet” to an existent set of Necklace and Earrings that I previously designed made with a fossil seashell, Mediterranean Red Coral and handmade enamel ceramic beads.
This is the existing set…
Earrings are made out of silver plated copper wire and Red Coral. The whole set has almost the same shape.
The necklace…hold a wire work round shape and hanging charms. One is a piece of a fossil seashell found in California part of my collection. Red Coral and an handmade enamel ceramic bead. The necklace has an adjustable knotted waxed cord that allow different lenghts.
My new design is the “Bracelet” created with similar elements to match the other two pieces, with the addition of Mother of pearls beads.
This set all together looks beautiful and my customer was very happy!
One more item for my “Among Nature” jewelry collection.
I have been working on this design for the last couple of days. I don’t let go public a design until I am totally satisfied with it. I named this necklace “Strength and Harmony” because the beautiful meanings of the Agate gemstones.
I wanted to create something different and unusual, my design future a vertical silver wired 6″ long pendant made with two clear rice shape Agate and a rectangle shape “red lace” Agate combined with Czech beautiful faceted crystals. This pendant has a finish touch with an hanging wired piece of authentic Mediterranean red coral and a crystal.
A tan color suede leather is wired around the pendant, giving to this necklace a tribal and bohemian accent. The leather is knotted and it is adjustable in lenght wearable long or short eighter way looks beautiful.
I love this necklace!
It would be made to order on my Etsy Shop and only in “Limited Edition” as one of a kind because each necklace will be slightly different due to the nature of the gemstones, they are all different and beautiful.
This necklace is a stackable with other coming soon new designs…