Steampunk Penny Farthing Necklace

This Steampunk necklace features a vintage inspired Penny Farthing bicycle charm in brass, accented with watch gears, roses, butterfly charm and crystal on 18″ chain.

This piece starts with a large, decorative Penny Farthing bicycle pendant in brass (or antique, aged gold color) measuring 3″ at it’s widest and 2.5″ at it’s tallest.

I have then embellished it with several accents including a large aqua/turquoise blue rose on the front wheel, genuine watch gears on the smaller back wheel (including a genuine, precious ruby in the clock movement), and a tiny Swarovski crystal in the gears.

There is also a butterfly charm added to the front wheel and two chains dangling from the bottom. The chains are mixed metals; one is a textured brass chain, the other, a silvery black metallic. Small, matching flowers in aqua/turquoise and orange/peach hang from the chains.

The pendant is finished with a 3-in-1 bronze chain and spring ring clasp with a total length of chain plus pendant of approximately 22″

It’s fun, whimsical and has a nice Victorian/Vintage style and feel.

Available in the shop HERE

December Tree – Tree of Life Pendant in Natural Turquoise Gemstone and Sterling Silver Wire

Beautiful, genuine Turquoise gemstone – the birthstone of December – set in sterling silver wire creates this stunning, custom Tree of Life pendant.

This pendant is handmade using painstaking wire-wrapping techniques. Hand hammered non-tarnish sterling silver plated wire frames and encircles the pendant, and then sterling silver plated, non-tarnish wire is used as the roots, trunk and branches of the tree.

Turquoise is a stone that has been prized for many years. The ancient Egyptians used turquoise in jewelry and the name means “Turkish stone” as it came to Europe by way of Turkey. Turquoise was mined more than 6,000 years ago in Sinai. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. Turquoise is the symbol of friendship. It also brings peace to the home.

Native Americans of the Southwest also are well known for their silver and turquoise jewelry. Tribes such as Navajoes, Hopi and Zuni are most famous for their turquoise use. They started making silver and turquoise pieces started around the 1850’s and continue on through present day.

There are many imitation forms or dyed stones out there. They range from poor copies to good copies but all are much cheaper in price and quality. This is a 100% natural turquoise gemstone so buy with confidence.

Turquoise has natural variation and variety of blues and inclusions within it. It’s part of the beauty of the stone. Each pendant is fully hand crafted and thus one-of-a-kind. No two are ever alike. You will receive the exact pendant pictured.

Pendant available for purchase HERE.

Seven Eggs In A Basket

Or, well, a nest really but who’s counting? Oh wait, I was that day. A friend of mine wanted a custom bird nest pendant made to represent both the kids and the daughters-in-law as well. Which made for SEVEN eggs in one little nest. I have to be honest, at first, I wasn’t sure it was possible. But I pulled it off. And it came out pretty darn cute:

She liked that the nest was a little crowded because that’s really how her Mother-in-law’s home is; full of people and love. So it worked out to be perfect for UK Mother’s day. (Which is celebrated in April rather than May here in the States.)

Where there’s an idea, there’s a will and a way. And this is just one example of how I’m happy to take an idea – like starting with this and making it a seven birthstone egg pendant with a swallow charm that was the perfect, custom gift. So let me know what I can make one-of-a-kind for you!