Friday, February 25, 2011

Jet of the Day: OV Gillies Designs

Up in the Clouds, Huge Natural Aquamarine Necklace on Sterling Chain

Ah, the Isle of Arran.  I do not know much about this Isle in Scotland but it just sounds dreamy to me. And this is where our Jet of the Day, Olga of OV Gillies Designs, lives and creates.

You will be transported to a dreamy state as soon as you arrive at OV Gillies Designs on, Each handcrafted piece of jewelry, and each photograph so beautifully constructed.  The effect of seeing her handmade jewelry pieces all at once is dramatic. As Olga tells us “There are many reflections and echoes, often coming together in unique creations.”  

Here I will show you a few of her handcrafted necklaces and earrings  in the aquamarine colored family, in honor of the coming month’s birthstone.

Mossy Acorn Golden Nut Necklace with Green Moss Inclusions and Lodolite Quartz


Blue Ice Handcrafted Lampwork Glass, Aquamarine Crystal Earrings

Olga is a metalsmith but uses many jewelry techniques to construct her diverse collection.
For olga, a simple handmade earwire in Sterling requires  melting, forging, bending, twisting, hammering oxidizing and  filing, until it looks like a perfect  cross between a petal & marquise shape.

Olga's influences range from floral to urban, by the way of seaside, with inspiration from the places she has been to, the place where she lives, through literature & classic influences, to the discovery of something new every so often. 

Blue Earth: Natural Untreated Turquoise Handcrafted Organic Stud Earrings in Sterling

Island: Aquamarine, Hand-forged Recycled Silver Necklace, Organic Shape Pendant with Gemstone

Vintage Venetian Murano Glass in Blue Opal with Original Bead Caps and Oxidized Sterling Chain

Frosty Mint Vintage Floral Glamour Necklace, Rose Flower and Golden Leaf

 Olga’s jewelry is a treat for the senses. You can feel her inspiration and see her acute attention to detail in every piece.

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Tracy said...

Absolutely gorgeous designs!

JuliaA said...

Olga makes such incredibly beautiful jewelry. And her pictures capture the beauty so brilliantly.

Michele said...

Lovely jewelry and shop, love all the blues!!!

Bob J24-7 said...

I love the organic, textured look of the jewelry made by this fantastic artisan!

SendingLoveGallery said...

love Olga's work!

Ribasus said...

Just dropping off a shout out to Norah for writing these fabulous shop reviews!!! Keep up the good work.

Auntie Ribasus~

Dawanna Young said...

LOVE her designs. Such beautiful simplicity~

Beadsme said...

What beautiful designs. So feminine.

marciejanedesigns said...

The designs in this shop just resonate with style and design. Beautiful!!

Made By Tammy said...

Olga is so talented! Her jewelry pieces are so Gorgeous!

O V Gillies said...

Thank you so much! :) xoxoxo

TheBrassHussy said...

wowza, she has some beautiful jewelry in her shop!