Saturday, March 6, 2010
Handcrafted Metal Gemstone
Crystal & Glass Jewellery by OVGillies
This morning we're taking a look at OVGillies! This artisan likes metalwork, using lots of hammered textures, oxidation, fusing and forming many of her pieces. This handmade jewellery has character - you can tell the artist wanted to put more than just metal and stone into these pieces. Every piece is beautiful in its own way; these pieces are truly unique and special! The first category on the right side of the page is Earrings Precious Metal. There are over 30 pair here to choose from, all dangle style. Some have hooks, and some have posts with clutch backs. There is a very eclectic range of earring designs displayed here, some with pearls; some featuring crystal or Czech glass; some made with gemstones. You'll see bright, polished styles like SUN - Handcrafted 24K Gold Vermeil Earrings with AAA Quality Faceted Hessonite Garnet and Citrine - a beautiful, sparkling cascade of golden metal and gemstones. Or you might want to wear a truly opulent pair of earrings like LUSCIOUS for a very special occasion! In the Necklaces Precious Metal category, there are also over 30 choices! If you're looking for hand stamped personalized jewelry, OVGillies offers the Custom Name or Number Hammered Textured Tag Green Canadian Nephrite Jade Oxidized Silver Necklace. This piece is also available with Two Tags or Three Tags; its a great gift for a mom! Do you love turquoise? Check out the Wire Wrapped Turquoise Gemstone Faceted Briolettes, Textured Silver Circle Pendant, Bright Sterling Silver Chain Necklace! Turquoise looks great with silver and is a nice accent for casual clothing like jeans and a sweater or sweatshirt. This pendant necklace could be yours for only $65.00! For those who like to wear heart necklaces, the IMPERFECTLY PERFECT HEART necklace could be your everyday favorite. This beautiful pink rhodochrosite heart was hand set into an open back bezel pendant made just for this gemstone by the artist! It comes on a brightly polished sterling silver snake chain, so its ready to wear - for just $75.00. Olga, the artisan behind OVGillies does have her darker side ... and it is truly wonderful! Visit the Black Silver Urban Edgy gallery for a totally different look. There are earrings and pendants in this category, all oxidized for a contrast you can't get with brightly polished metal. Check out FOREST LEAF, Oxidized Sterling Silver Earrings with Brass Leaf and Top Quality Black Peacock Pearl for an example! Black peacock pearls look very different matched with the black patina. The MILK ON CHARCOAL - White Opalescent Glass Flowers on Oxidized Silver Dangle Earrings are the perfect example of the contrasting look so many people love. The MILK ON CHARCOAL - White Opalescent Glass Flowers on Oxidized Silver Chain Necklace is also available here; both are priced right at $32.00 - $64.00 buys the set! I like texture, patina and bright color. All of these qualities come together in Olga's amazing Waxy Green Nephrite Jade Oxidized Grey Hammered Sterling Silver Pendant, shown in the featured photo. Take it home for just $43.00; its a great necklace for spring! So take a little time to enjoy browsing OVGilliesDesigns today! There is MUCH more to see; I mentioned only a few highlights here. This shop is a great place to find the jewelry you'll need to match your Spring wardrobe!