|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 Etsy.com, 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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