Monday, January 30, 2012

Jet of the Day - OVGillies

Amber Inspirations

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away ... a little girl sat with her far too stylish grandmother, held in her hands a necklace of Baltic Amber beads and was told a story about the Amber Room ...

From that day on I was hooked on Amber. I imagined being in a room full of Amber - to me it looked like the sun exploded. I imagined going to the Baltic coast and collecting pieces of Amber myself & lamented the fact that grandmother's sister & her family no longer lived there. I imagined having an Amber necklace of my own.

Maybe one day I'll get to visit the re-constructed Amber Room.

One day I'll get to the side of the Baltic coast that has Amber washing on its shores after a storm, and not be stuck in a storm on the Baltic Sea dreaming of finding Amber at the next mooring.

As to having an Amber necklace of my own - this wish did come true, several times over :D

Somewhere under all this Baltic Sea water is whole lot of Amber ...


Voyage of discovery ... haven't found any Amber though. Next time!


Amber found washed out on the beach in Latvia.



Variety of Baltic Amber - cleaned & polished - from mossy green to sunshine yellow, from orange to cherry.
One of my creations using beach found Baltic Amber:
Baltic Butterscotch Necklace - OV Gillies
One of my favourite pieces from a JET supply shop - Butterscotch Baltic Amber Cabochon from ForetTwo


One of my favourite pieces from a fellow JET shop - Baltic Amber Sterling Silver Necklace by TheSilverBear
Baltic Amber Sterling Necklace
 Thank you for reading,

12 comments :

willowcreekjewelry said...

Your story is fabulous Olga! Thank you so much for sharing...I love Baltic Amber and had no idea it washed up on shore. Amazing!

Rough Magic Creations said...

What a lovely, enchanting post! I have four pieces of Baltic amber and I cherish them! Thank you Olga, for inspiring me to do something with them!

TheSilverBear said...

Wow! A great blog, Olga. And thanks so much for including my necklace - I'm honored!

Brooke said...

Great post, photos and jewelry:)

SendingLoveGallery said...

Fascinating! Now I want to find some amber too, or at least go on the voyage ; )

MadeByTammy said...

Sign me up for the next voyage!
Fantastic post and finds / jewelry!

Beadsme said...

Lovely post Olga with great choices.

Blanche said...

Loved hearing your passion for amber

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capitalcitycrafts said...

Lovely smber story! Thanks!

jemsbyjb said...

Neat story.thanks for sharing.

Bob J24-7 said...

Nice post ... very informative!