Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Brooke Scarborough's Beautiful
Handcrafted Jewelry Designs

Brooke Scarborough is a metalsmith who prefers to work in silver. Her pieces are quite traditional in many ways, but absolutely original in design. She is a true artisan jeweler; the pieces I am going to showcase here are entirely handmade - with no cast components. This handcrafted silver jewelry is completely fabricated; made from silver sheet and wire. agate ringThe truly amazing thing is this talented artisan is just beginning to polish her skills. As time goes on, Brooke will add more to her shop; right now, you'll find a few dozen pieces; mostly necklaces, earrings and bracelets. The gorgeous Fist Full of Flowers Ring you see on the left was entirely made by this artisan. Even the details like the flowers and leaves are handmade. In this picture you can see the ring shank is a wavy - edged, stamped and pierced band; the stone is a moss agate, and is quite pretty. The inside has a pretty floral design imprinted into the silver. This ring is a well made, very substantial piece of jewelry and it could be worn for generations. It will fit a size 7 1/4 comfortably. This ring is $135.00. agate pendantThe next three items I am spotlighting here are pendant necklaces. These pieces are completely handmade, and they feature fabulous quality stones! The incredible Horse Canyon Agate Pendant Necklace you see to the right is a really cool piece. The backing sheet is textured; the off center but symmetrical design adds individuality and interest to the piece. The circles in opposing corners give it balance, while allowing more of the patterned sheet to be visible. The curved arch for the bail at the top is a great touch. The stone is great ... the color and pattern really can't be seen here. Agates like this have translucent and opaque areas that make them interesting gems. The pendant arrives ready to wear on an 18" chain; only $120.00. plume agate pendantThis next pendant also features agate, but a different variety. Brooke made this Plume Agate, Sterling Silver, and 14 Karat Gold Pendant Necklace in a way that really shows off the beauty of this fabulous stone. You can clearly see the translucent areas of this agate; this gives the gem a deep, almost 3D look within the stone. This piece is accented beautifully by silver and 14k gold balls around the sides; the back of the silver sheet behind the stone is imprinted with a lovely floral design. This pendant is a very special piece, and it would be a fantastic gift! It will arrive ready to wear on a 17" silver chain that can be extended to 18.5". Order it today, and it could be on its way to you for just $169.00! labradorite pendantOne more today ... this last pendant necklace features iridescent labradorite in a gallery wire setting. The stone is backed by silver sheet with a floral imprint on the front. The gallery wire bezel is almost like a prong setting; it holds the pretty labradorite gemstone securely. Brooke added handmade silver beads above and below the setting to accent the stone; on the back - not shown - is a freeform Yin-Yang design. Labradorite is a feldspar; it has bright blue flashes, and although different is often compared to moonstone. The extender chain has a labradorite dangle; it arrives on a 17" silver chain that extends to 18". This labradorite necklace will be noticed; its yours for only $139.00! Take some time out today to visit Brooke's shop, where you'll find her entire collection of beautiful handmade jewelry. Keep your eye on this new jewelry artisan's shop by adding it to your favorites. Brooke is adding new items as she makes them, and you don't want to miss out! 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. Visit his website for custom fit silver bracelets and chains. This article may be reproduced provided it contains this author's statement and all links remain intact. ©2010 Robert Edwards

14 comments :

capitalcitycrafts said...

Fabulous creative metal work from Brooke! You'll want everything!

SendingLoveGallery said...

gorgeous, well-made jewelry!

Beadsme said...

Beautiful creations.

Brooke said...

Thanks Bob, for such a wonderful blog post! You are the best!
Thanks also for the great comments, the Jets rock!

Designs by Victoria said...

Her pieces are breathtaking!

Silver Canyons said...

jaw dropping beauties!

jemsbyjb said...

Beautifully designed and skillfully created jewelry!

Vandiva said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning jewelry!

Michele said...

Wonderful featured ring, her designs are so unique and lovely!!!!

cooljewelrydesign said...

LOVE LOVE the earthy glamor Brooke brings to her jewelry making!

Made By Tammy said...

Brooke is an Awesome designer and artist! Her jewelry is Amazing!

cserpentDesigns said...

Beautiful jewelry Brooke. Love your agate beauties!

AdroitJewelers said...

Very talented designer, beautiful work!

TheBrassHussy said...

Wow, I love looking at silversmithed jewelry. And Brooke makes it look so easy! Truly amazing jewelry.