Friday, April 19, 2019

Lucinda - Amethyst Carnelian green Agate gold necklace. Colorful gemstone cluster pendant by Arctida.

I love making cluster gemstone necklaces and just wanted to show you my latest piece. This time I used complementary colors. The gems that are included: Amethysts, Carnelians and green Agates all wire wrapped in 14K gold filled.

and here are some of my previous gemstone cluster necklaces...

Thursday, April 4, 2019

My first felted scarf - Black and white merino wool scarf for men

Ta-da! My first felted scarf is here 😊 I made it for my hubby so that he can wear a fancy wool scarf with his fancy coat. The scarf is made of the softest black super fine merino wool (16,5 micron) with silk and viscose fibers for décor. It is two sided, one is solid black and one side is patterned.

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Nature engagement ring Twig Ring with genuine Garnet Tree bark textured Pagan wedding band

I've been making a lot of nature inspired rings lately and I wanted to show my latest custom order engagement ring. The ring is hand-carved from Precious Metal Clay Sterling 960, tree bark textured, polished and in the middle I've set a genuine Garnet gemstone. The ring was inspired by my Frost ring so I photographed them together to show you the likeness and the difference :) 

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Wet felting my first felted creation - Black and White Merino wool phone case.

I’ve been a huge fan of felting and particularly Nuno felting for over 10 years now so last month I’ve decided it was finally time to learn how to do it! I’ve bought a series of educational videos from a talented felt designer @lenabaymut_felt and my felting journey has begun... so far I’ve been making test pieces with different techniques but I thought I will show you my first “real” felt creation. I needed a new iPhone case for my phone so it was a perfect opportunity to try and felt it 😊 it’s made of black merino wool, decorated with white viscose fibers and on the back I’ve made a pocket for credit cards and driving license. 

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Green gemstone flower ring Prasiolite Peridot wire wrapped sterling silver ring - Gemstone flower collection by Arctida

For the past couple of years I've been making jewelry using mostly metal clay and traditional silversmiths techniques but I haven't stopped with wire wrapping completely. It was the first technique that I've learned in jewelry making and it will always have a special place in my heart :)

So here is a another example of my wire wrapped creations. This one is a gorgeous Prasiolite (aka Green Amethyst) and Peridot gemstone flower attached to woven wire wrapped sterling silver base. The gemstone flower is one of my favorite designs and even though I’ve already done dozens variation (some examples of my Gemstone Flowers collection), I'm still surprised how different the flowers look with various gems. The woven ring base was made with a guidance of Gosia Domańska's wonderful ring tutorial.

Friday, December 21, 2018

Mint druzy ring Sterling silver and mint green druzy Quartz ring - Lindelle

Here is a forth piece from my exam work for Precious Metal Clay certification. This time it is a rustic nature inspired Druzy ring. The ring is tree bark textured to match that beautiful mint green cabochon and looks like something a druid or an pagan priestess would wear or at least I imagine it so :) 

Friday, December 14, 2018

Red jewelry set Enameled jewelry necklace earring set painted abstract swirls - Liquid Lava

I wanted to show you my first try at enameling on copper. It is just as fun as enameling on silver but because copper is cheaper than silver I can experiment more freely.

I used Sgraffito technique with contrasting red, black and white enamels and the end result reminded me of the Lava flows hence the name of the set :)

Friday, May 25, 2018

Melted silver pendant free shape silver casting. Jewelry design by Arctida.

Making silver jewelry is a lot of fun but recycling old jewelry pieces and scraps (meaning melting silver) is even more fun 😍 Here is a pendant made of a couple of broken pieces and failed experiments that I had. The technique is called silver casting, basically you melt silver and pour it into something that will give the silver it’s shape or pattern. For my pendant tree branches and dried pees were used.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Khione - Shadow box pendant fine silver cubic zirconia. Jewelry design by Arctida.

Here is a third piece from my exam work for Precious Metal Clay certification. This time it is a beautiful fine silver pod shaped pendant with cubic zirconia inside. The pendant has been polished to a mirror shine which in combination with brilliant cut cubic zirconia gives it extra bling bling :)
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