Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Featured Artist Diane Shye on Etsy

Good Morning,

This morning we have a featured Artist from Etsy, Diane Shye, of Diane Shye Jewelry.

From: Diane Shye Jewelry

Engraved Sterling Silver Star Pendant 3D Abstract

Description:  This one-of-a-kind handmade 3-dimensional engraved sterling silver abstract star artisan pendant is handmade by DianaShyeJewelry on Etsy.

I engraved the base of the abstract star pendant with a dramatic oval circle design. The upper layer of the pendant is an outline of the base star that I riveted to the base with copper wire rivets enclosed in thin sterling silver tubing.

The pendant is 3” (7.6 cm) long and just over 1 ½” (3.8 cm) at its widest points. It comes strung on a black leather cord that measures 20 ½” (52 cm) including the handmade sterling silver clasp. The leather cord could be removed and replaced with different chain or cord of your choice.

Gold Egyptian Coil Necklace Amertine Beads Handmade Ethnic

Description:   This 14 karat gold filled wire Egyptian coil and ametrine bead ethnic style necklace is handmade with ancient Egyptian techniques by DianaShyeJewelry on Etsy.

The spiral components are 14 karat gold filled wire, about 11/16" (7.5 mm) wide; each coil is 5/16" in diameter. The beads are ametrine 9 x 11 mm puff coins.

Ametrine takes both a light amethyst and a light citrine color, so these colors alternate in the necklace. These are high quality beads with a beautiful transparency, so the necklace has a regal look.

The design is finished off at each end with a short lengths of handmade 2 in 2 chain plus a 1 3/3" extender chain and a lobster claw clasp (all 14 karat gold-filled wire). You can wear the necklace at variable lengths from 16 1/2" to 18 1/4" (42 cm to 46 cm). The ametrine bead dangles hand 1" (2.5 cm) from the line of the necklace.

This necklace is an eye catcher with a lot of presence, but it's comfortable to wear and lightweight (1.5 oz. or 42 g.).

Description:  This handmade modern minimalist sterling silver wire cuff bracelet by DianaShyeJewelry on Etsy features a warm brown chrysanthemum stone with flowery patterns.

I put recycled sterling silver through a rolling mill to make the long sturdy square wire that forms the cuff of the bracelet. I then created a classically simple sterling silver bezel setting for the 30 x 40 mm chrysanthemum cabochon and soldered it to the cuff. In the final step, I enclosed the cabochon in its setting and formed the cuff to its oval shape.

The cuff is 7” (17.8 cm) in length with a 1” (2.5 cm) gap between its two ends. It has a slight spring to it and can be adjusted to comfortably fit wrists from 6” – 7” (15.3 – 17.8 cm).

Thank you for stopping by and having a look.

The Alchemists Vessel would like to wish you a pleasant day. 

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