It’s no mystery that graphic designers wear many hats to get the job done. I fell into a side hustle of jewelry design and after some time taking care of an 8 and 10-year-old princess, crowns became a big thing. So I got to thinking and before you know it partnered up with a factory called CAFFEINE and created one. Introducing the ELIZABETH crown. A new product was created in collaboration with CAFFEINE Factory. We created some vintage-style baroque crowns inspired by Northwest European culture. Gold and diamond Swarovski crystal crown. The tiara is suitable for weddings or other celebrations, princesses, pageants, bridesmaids. Fabulous crown. Has a great weight and a lot of sparkles! A truly stunning tiara full of beautiful detailing with varying-sized crystals. Timelessly elegant, and breathtakingly gorgeous piece using the best materials available very high quality. nancystoreonline.com
Lovely and elegant simple rose quartz crystal hair stick, with crystal and Pantone 2016 colors rose quartz set into a tiped 24k gold end. 8.25 inches long, All natural handmade organic Apple Wood.
Rose Quartz Crystal semi precious stones and Apple Wood 24k gold leaf detail. Hand sanded, saturated with organic beeswax and polished. Made of natural material it is “hairfriendly” and 100% safe. Wood texture in nature is never repeated, so that each hair stick is unique.
About Apple Wood
Apple Wood has abundant lore. A wood of immortality, peace and prosperity, magic of light and the divine. Apple Wood provides illumination and aids in the acquisition of knowledge. Man’s relation to apple trees dates back to prehistoric times. Petriﬁed remains of apple slices on saucers have been found in tombs dating back over 5,000 years. The Greeks and Romans planted apple trees throughout their respective empires. The healing properties of apples were recognized by traditional healers wherever the tree appeared.
Hair Sticks and Quartz Crystal Bracelet available by Nancy Tranter nancystoreonline.com
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Trendy Fashion Jewellery White Pearl Lariat Tassell Necklace, Gold Filled Chain, Venetian Glass, Vermeil Beads
The above photo showcases a gorgeous trendy fashion jewellery necklace. The necklace is AAA grade white pearl. Seed pearls are used for the tassel ends, 24k gold Vermeil Balinese Beads along with Venetian Hand Blown Glass, and Gold Plated Filigree Bead Caps. The Chain is made out of 12k gold filled.
* Approx. length: 47″, 1,193.8mm
* Approx. width: .75″, 19mm.
* 12k gold filled chain
* 24k gold vermeil beads
* By Nancy Tranter
Large White Freshwater Pearl and 24k Gold Vermeil Earring
The hard-to-come-by colossal white freshwater pearl drop is a rare find. Truly breath-taking…the perfect earrings for any occasion. The elegance of the 17th century is expressed in this pair of high-quality earrings. The 21st century woman would find this suitable to wear.
Best known for their whimsical shapes and wide variety of sizes and colors. Notable surface texture and the glow of its luster is the main characteristic of a freshwater pearl. The nacre of a high-quality freshwater pearl does not typically have the glossy, metallic finish found in akoya pearls. The creation of a pearl starts with nucleation. Nucleation is the process of surgically implanting with 24 to 32 tiny pieces of mantle tissue.Sac formation will begin and cells will begin secreting a nacre. A formation of calcium-carbonate compound creates a pearl. The mussel deposits layer upon layer of nacre around the growing gems. This takes about 2 to 7 years.
* size .875 inches or 22.2 millimeters, width is 0.625 of an inch or 15.875mm
* weight 3 grams each. Total of 30 carats
* vermeil findings and bead (24k gold over sterling silver)
* by Nancy Tranter
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Large white freshwater pearl drop earrings inspired by vermeer’s girl with a pearl earrings is an exceptional recreation of an exceptional earring.
These baroque pearl drop earrings were made famous by the 2003 Lions Gate film by the same name, Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring painting is a very well-known historical image in modern times. The film is based from Tracy Chevalier’s 1999 historical novel Girl with a Pearl Earring. The hard-to-come-by colossal white pearl drop is a rare find. Truly breath-taking…the perfect reproduction earrings for any occasion. A great pair of high-quality earrings that would express the elegant simplicity of the 17th century as seen in Vermeer’s picture, but would also be suitable for wear by a 21st-century woman.
The painting Girl with a Pearl Earring (Dutch: Het Meisje met de Parel) is one of Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer’s masterworks and as the name implies, uses a pearl earring for a focal point. Today the painting is kept in the Mauritshuis gallery in the Hague. It is sometimes referred to as “the Mona Lisa of the North” or “the Dutch Mona Lisa”. It will be on tour at the De Young Museum in San Francisco in January-June 2013.
The portrait is the first work scanned by Hirox‘s high-resolution microscope. Beginning in 2018 scientists generated an ultra-high-resolution panoramic image consisting of 93,205 x 108,565 pixels. These pixels came from the creation of 9,100 different scans. The scanner’s technology was also capable of three-dimension close-ups. The result was ten sections of high-quality resolution that historians could explore Vermeer’s painting technique. It is the first 10 billion pixels panoramic image of a painting.
Baroque Pearl Drop Earrings
* size .875 inches or 22.2 mm, width is 0.625 of an inch or 15.875mm
* weight 3 grams each. Total of 30 carats
* vermeil findings (24k gold over sterling silver)
* by Nancy Tranter
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Earrings cloisonne gold, green, Czech fire polished glass cathedral gold plated Buy it here at my store
The riches from Eastern Europe’s history are major draws for art history buffs, students of royal culture, and, archeologists. While the possession of these treasures from the past by individuals was often the result of gigantic gaps between the peasantry and the ruling families, their beauty, design, mystery, and provenance of Eastern European riches keep us curious. In this photograph we have Cloisonne gold earrings.
Cloisonné is an ancient technique for decorating metalwork objects, in recent centuries using vitreous enamel, and in older periods also inlays of cut gemstones, glass, and other materials. The resulting objects can also be called cloisonné. The decoration is formed by first adding compartments (cloisons in French) to the metal object by soldering or gluing silver or gold wires or thin strips placed on their edges. These remain visible in the finished piece, separating the different compartments of the enamel or inlays, which are often of several colors. Cloisonné enamel objects are worked on with enamel powder made into a paste, which then needs to be fired in a kiln. The technique was in ancient times mostly used for jewelry and small fittings for clothes, weapons, or similar small objects decorated with geometric or schematic designs, with thick cloison walls. In the Byzantine Empire techniques using thinner wires were developed to allow more pictorial images to be produced, mostly used for religious images and jewelry, and now always using enamel.
Created by skilled artisans, each cloisonne bead can take up to four hours to produce. Dozens of tiny cells are arranged on the bead’s surface, filled with enamel color, and fired. Then each bead is polished, revealing intricate and beautiful designs. Due to the handcrafted nature of the beads, size, shape, and colors may vary this one here is made this one here is honeysuckle, gold, green 10mm. Czech fire-polished glass beads have faceted sides and intricate metallic, enhanced detailing on the top and bottom. Each of these is a treasure in itself and add exquisite charm this one here is transparent gold, 8mm cathedral Gold Plated Surgical Steel Earwire
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Earrings Cloisonne Gold
* Approx. length: 2.00”, 50.8mm
* width: 0.4″, 10mm
Upcycled Jewelry Cultured Freshwater Pearl Turquoise Gold Earring Lazer Cut Lace
With the abundance of eco-friendly green jewelry designs available on the market, you don’t have to sacrifice accessorizing for the sake of being a greener fashionista. Granted, some green jewelry is more fashionable than others, but at least you’re doing your part for the environment. From necklaces made of soda cans to haute couture baubles of recycled plastic. Maybe it will inspire you to make some upcycled jewelry eco-friendly baubles yourself!
I found these particular laser-cut pieces on a table at a thrift store. I then wrapped up the pearls with gold fill wire – it was such a pleasure to get my hands on it again. These amazing cultured freshwater pearls I had for a while were leftover stock from a previous bracelet creation. It is easy to see why the color of acrylic amber-gold dangling beads at the bottom suits these lovely pearls. The warm colors of rich amber browns, golds, and a pop of turquoise make these earrings look delicious and rich.
When my grandmother’s shoebox full of cameos started falling apart I turned her vintage costume jewelry into hair slides – you know those hair combs that you tuck into an updo to make it a bit more bling!
When my Betsy Johnson fox necklace broke I refashioned them into a pair of large Emerald Cut Swarovski Crystal and Goldtone Earrings. It’s a great idea to upcyle jewelry you will have a new piece that is unique and bespoke.They are available for purchase at my store nancystoreonline.com
One of my favorite upcycle jewelry artists is Hadasity if you can contact her she may still be able to take your sentimental jewelry and form a truly stunning piece of art. Her designs are a good example of weight and balance with excellent composition.
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Gyeongju, the capital of the kingdoms of Old Silla the Golden Kingdom of Korea (57 B.C.–668 A.D.) and Unified Silla (668–935), is dotted with impressive mounds of royal tombs. Their occupants range from kings, queens, and princes to relatives and nobility blessed into the inner circles of power.
From the time of their construction, the tombs of Silla the Golden Kingdom of Korea have stood as symbols of political authority and cultural grandeur. Beyond objects of splendor, gold ornaments from Silla tombs also served as status symbols. Whereas gold earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings were appropriate accessories for both royalty and nobility, gold crowns and belts were reserved for the royal family. Furthermore, the objects’ quality and design reflected the social and political rank of the deceased, so that a king’s cache is indisputably more dazzling and complex than those of royal kin or an aristocratic leader. To some degree, burial objects were also gender-coded. Decorative swords, for example, have been found only in the tombs of males. In general, however, many jewels, including elaborate earrings and necklaces, were made for members of both sexes.
The Silla practice of building large mound-tombs and interring scores of gold ornaments gradually declined following the official adoption of Buddhism as the state religion in 528. Instead, cremation became the standard postmortem practice. Accordingly, urns replaced jewelry as the main burial accouterment. By the end of the sixth century, opulent ritual accessories made of gold and other precious metals were destined for Buddhist temples rather than royal tombs.
Limited editions of jewelry inspired pieces from the Silla the Golden Kingdom of Korea Kingdom can be found at my store nancystoreonline.com
You can check out more about the National Museum of Korea here and see how to get there using public transports. It is in Seoul, so it is quite easy to find. For more in depth information on my graphic design click here
source: Jansen Art History Text, National Museum of Korea
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An earlier edition to my shop was this freshwater pearl bracelet gold and turquoise with hexagon beads. Combining the peaceful qualities of blue and the restorative aspects of Greenish blue inspires thinking of soothing, tropical places and comforting relief from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time restoring our sense of wellbeing. In many cultures, The semi-precious stone of Turquoise is believed to be a protective talisman, compassion, and healing, inspired by water and sky. Through a long time of color word-association studies, we also find that for too many people, Turquoise represents an escape, to a tropical paradise that is pleasant and inviting. Whether envisioned as a tranquil sea surrounding a tropical island or a protective stone warding off evil spirits, Turquoise is a color that most people respond to positively. It is universally flattering, has inclusive leanings for men and women, and translates easily to fashion and interiors. With both warm and cool undertones, Turquoise pairs nicely with any other color in the spectrum. Turquoise brings forth a splash of excitement to neutrals and browns, complements reds and pinks, creates a classic oceangoing look with deep blues, livens up all other greens, and is ultramodern with yellow greens.
Combining the peaceful qualities of blue and the restorative aspects of Greenish blue inspires thinking of soothing, tropical places and comforting relief from the everyday troubles of the world, while at the same time Although freshwater pearls are the most commonly produced pearls, their unique shapes and wide compass of colors combined with their attractive price and charming character, has made them a favorite among jewelry designers, shoppers, and pearl connoisseurs alike. While they are known to range in shape from very baroque to near-round, Best known for their whimsical shapes and a wide variety of sizes and colors, the character of a freshwater pearl has a distinctive surface texture and a warm luster. The nacre of a high-quality freshwater pearl does not typically have the glossy, metallic coating found in Akoya pearls and is evaluated on separate quality scales. One interesting piece of freshwater pearl trivia: a single freshwater pearl mussel is can produce up to 50 pearls at a time (although current production limits each shell to 24-32 pearls).
Wow! this freshwater pearl bracelet gold with hexagon beads was inspired by Pantone color of the year: turquoise. That’s right the color consortium has announced their favorite fashion color for 2010.
I’m excited to have been featured in Etsy’s: Band of Gold
Luminous freshwater pearl bracelet gold hexagon beads.
* gold plated slide lock closure.
* Approx. length: small 4 1/2”-6”; medium 5 ½”-7″.
* Freshwater pearls 6mm/plated gold/brass.
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