Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hammered Silver Wire Wrapped Inspirations -
Handmade Jewelry by SilverSmack

SilverSmack has been busy making new jewelry ... This shop has grown considerably since our last visit, so there is a lot to see ... and you're going to want it all! This jewelry artisan makes pretty earrings, fabulous pendant necklaces and cool rings. Every handmade jewelry item you'll see in this shop was designed and handcrafted by the artist, and many are one of a kind pieces that can't easily be duplicated. I went through every page of this shop, and I have to say any of the items offered by this artisan could have been the featured piece. I finally chose the pendant you see to the left just because I love chrysoprase so much! Made with an outstanding AAA grade briolette, the Chrysoprase Wire Wrapped Silver Necklace is just gorgeous ... great quality chrysoprase like this seems to be luminous ... like it has a deep glow inside. If you've never actually seen it, the picture is pretty accurate ... the color is a bright apple green, just an amazing hue ... Wire wrapped briolette jewelry is very popular now and you'll find a nice assortment of it here at SilverSmack. The Blue Labradorite Wire Wrapped Silver Earrings feature faceted 16mm labradorite briolettes. They're beautifully wrapped, and dangle from sterling earwires! Briolettes are cut in different shapes, and these Purple Amethyst Onion Wire Wrapped Silver Earrings are made with ... onion shaped briolettes! The deep cut makes the beautiful purple color of the amethyst nice and dark ... thinner stones would show a lighter color. These have real sparkle! These Peridot Wire Wrapped Silver Earrings also feature onion shaped briolettes. These earrings were made with oxidized silver wire to accent the bright green, sparkling peridot. They're very pretty and versatile dangles ... great for casual wear! Peridot is the August birthstone ... SilverSmack has been listing a lot of herringbone design wire wrapped jewelry lately. These pendants and earrings have a distinctive style and were made with an ancient basket weaving design. The Large Genuine Sapphire, Pearl and Kyanite Woven Herringbone Wire Wrapped Silver Necklace is a great example of jewelry made with this technique; the shape of the piece changes with the beads that are used to make the jewelry. Other examples are these Sodalite and Black Onyx Herringbone Wire Wrapped Silver Earrings, and these Stacked Smokey Quartz and Green Kyanite Herringbone Wire Wrapped Silver Earrings. SilverSmack also likes to make hammered metal jewelry! That IS where the name came from, after all! Thing is ... its not just silver anymore! Check out these fabulous Hammered Copper Earrings - made from 1" copper discs, hand hammered for texture, and on sterling silver earwires. Of course if you prefer silver, there are hammered designs for you too ... these cool Hammered Fine Silver Hoop Eternity Circle Earrings are simply gorgeous! The rings are awesome. Hammered styles and stack sets ... in silver and copper! The Hammered Copper Wide Rainbow Ring Band is the first piece I want to mention here ... the artisan used a flame technique to create a fire patina on this ring, bringing out a rainbow of colors in the finish. She then sealed it to protect this beautiful finish. The result is an attractive art jewelry piece that can never be exactly copied - it truly is unique! Do you like a combination of silver and copper? This Copper Hammered Spinner Silver Oxidized Wide Ring is beautiful ... wear it, and it won't only look good ... you can play with it! The Hammered Wide Silver Ring Band is a classic style everyone who wears jewelry should have. Gleaming sterling silver picks up light from any angle because of the brightly polished, hammered finish and just sparkles. You'll want to wear this ring every day ... I want to wrap this post up with this cool set of Stacking Hammered Multi-Colored Fine Silver Eternity Rings. One polished; one partially oxidized to accent the texture; and one dark, fully oxidized. All are hammered, and the contrast is fabulous! They can be worn together, or stacked with other rings in your collection. This is a great set of stacking rings! So take some time to browse this artisan's handmade silver jewelry today. I think you'll agree ... this is a really cool shop! Don't forget to bookmark SilverSmack - you'll probably want to come back very soon ...  

Robert Edwards is a proud member of the Jewelry on Etsy Team - JET. He is a jewelry designer and metalsmith in New York City with over 30 years experience in the jewelry trade, specializing in plus sized bracelets. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards

13 comments :

SendingLoveGallery said...

love her beautiful gemstone jewelry and handforged pieces!

Beadsme said...

Smacks creations are rocking.

Designs by Victoria said...

Her wire work is gorgeous - love all the herringbone weave pieces!

marciejanedesigns said...

Smack has wonderful designs, I especially love her copper rings!

LotusStone said...

Oooooh, I LOVE silversmack. That is just lovely work and lovely photos.

jemsbyjb said...

Beautiful colorful creations. Just love the way this artisan displays their talent.

Dashery Jewelry said...

Gorgeous jewelry!!

Made By Tammy said...

Just take a look at the detail in her photos and you'll quickly see that this artisan is truly passionate about what she does!

Leslie @ Bei Mondi said...

So much gorgeous work! I think the copper pieces are my favorite.

moonmystic said...

Thank yo so much for the wonderful feature, Bob! You rock! I'm blushing. . .

cooljewelrydesign said...

I also love the copper pieces...but there is such a super variety of well thought out designs...

Michele said...

Great shop, lot's of lovely jewelry to choose from!!!

capitalcitycrafts said...

Lots of wonderful handmade jewelry in Silver Smack's shop, from handmade rings to wire wrapped beads, you will find something you like for sure!