Beautiful earth riches worked into dynamic, energetically-helpful designs.
stone beads and freshwater pearls combined with handcrafted Bali
sterling silver. Strung on nylon-coated steel with sterling silver clasps, findings, and crimp beads.
for two years as the in-house bead jewellery designer at Art of My
Heart, TD Square Mall, downtown Calgary, Alberta. I made hundreds of pieces
of unique jewellery during my time at the store with stunning and
world-class beads the owner found on his buying trips.
heart was broken when, in early 2010, we were booted from the mall,
along with the remaining independent retailers, in favour of high-end
chain stores. At the height of the oil boom in the city that oil built,
the mall owners had decided to gentrify, and we were out.
joke was on them, as within a couple years, oil prices had plummeted. I
wonder who is shopping at all those high-end stores now? ;-)
of My Heart was a much-beloved store to many, and I cherish the
memories I have from those times, along with the photographs of the
jewellery I produced.
You can read about Art of My Heart on my astrology site: http://willowsweb.blogspot.com/search/label/art%20of%20my%20heart
I continue to make jewellery - often with gifts of beads from the owner of Art of My Heart and other friends. The items I have for sale can be found at my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/WillowsWebAstrology
Contact: willowsweb [at] hushmail.com
Sterling does tarnish over time, but a quick rub with a silver
polishing cloth makes it shine again. Many of the beads I use are
already oxidized and don't need much extra care. The smoother beads do
require a little polishing at times, but a whole necklace can be cleaned
in about five minutes. Storing them in Ziploc bags with the air removed helps to slow the tarnishing considerably.
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Original designs available at the Willow's Web Astrology Etsy Shop while they last - most are one-of-a-kind
Beautiful natural turquoise necklace with Bali sterling silver bead caps and accents
Raw natural turquoise centre bead necklace with onyx, agate, and copper-coloured metal accents
Amethyst round beads with chips and Bali sterling silver accents
Matching amethyst and Bali silver earrings
Cosmic hematite necklace with Bali beads
Pale pink freshwater pearl bracelet with Bali sterling silver accents
Matching freshwater pearl with Bali silver earrings
Rose quartz necklace with five raw beads and Bali sterling silver accents
Close up of the beautiful Bali beads in this rose quartz necklace
Matching rose quartz and Bali silver earrings
Rose quartz and Bali silver necklace gathered with an ornate Bali bead
Close up of the beautiful ornate Bali silver centre bead
Double onyx earrings with Bali silver bead caps and accents
Single onyx earrings with Bali silver bead caps and accents
Double natural turquoise earrings with Bali silver bead caps and accents
Oxidized ornate Bali bead earrings with white freshwater pearls and bead caps
Oxidized ornate Bali bead earrings with pale pink freshwater pearls and bead caps
Double pale pink freshwater pearl earrings with Bali silver bead caps and accents
Pale green "chicklet" natural turquoise earrings with Bali silver accents
Posted by Willow at 4:51 PM