Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Engagement Ring: Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond

Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond Engagement Ring

Tower in Paris, France, the Eiffel Tower is an iron lattice tower located on the Champ de Mars in Paris. It was named after the engineer Gustave Eiffel, whose company designed and built the tower.

Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond Engagement Ring

Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond Engagement Ring
- 92.5 Sterling Silver base
- Plated with 3 thick layers of genuine platinum
- Main stone: 1 Carat SONA Diamond
- Exquisite craftsmanship
- Price under USD$100
Free shipping worldwide.

Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond Engagement Ring
Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond Engagement Ring
Paris Eiffel Tower Inspired SONA Diamond Engagement Ring
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Monday, September 29, 2014

Engagement Ring: Sterling Silver 1CT SONA Diamond


Featuring 1ct (Customizable) SONA Diamond with 6 Prongs setting, designed with double rows channel set top grade cubic zirconia shoulders.
 

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Sterling Silver 1CT SONA Stone Engagement Ring
- 92.5 Sterling Silver base
- Plated with 3 thick layers of genuine platinum
- Main stone: 1 Carat SONA Diamond
- Double rows channel set top grade cubic zirconia shoulders
- Exquisite craftsmanship
- Price under USD$100.
Free shipping worldwide.



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Saturday, September 27, 2014

Etsy Find of the Week: Precious Metal Jewelry

Etsy Find of the week
Do you check out Etsy's trending feed often enough? I do, I browse it through first thing in the morning everydat! And I find myself constantly wanting to buy! So don't start if you don't want to deal with that. :D

Since I have been posting on de Cor's Handmades Facebook Fanpage on what I have found on Etsy, I've decided to start a project where I will post a blog post to summarize what I have hunted throughout the week, hope you like the idea!!!

Here's a summary of what I've "treasured" from Etsy throughout the week, truely eye candy and best of all, I get to have the opportunity to become these artist's friend, what an honor! :)

Item #1: Double Flower Hoops XL by Sasha Bell
Double Flower Hoops XL by Sasha Bell Jewelry
Above item is Sasha Bell's Double Flower Hoops XL. This hoops earrings is handmade entirely from sterling silver, both cast and hand forged components, it's created from square wire and was architecturally strong with crisp and clean construction. Earrings are designed for the ladies that favors bold, feminine and dramatic ear candy. Sasha had applied plenty of patina in the recesses and she has tumbled them to a gorgeous and sturdy shine.

Measuring in at 2.75 inches from top to bottom, these are big, bold and beautiful, not too heavy but still plenty of earring (about 13.1 grams each). Double Flower Hoops XL can be worn through eyelets as they have longer wires to accommodate; plus they look fabulous!

Note: Sasha is on short break at the moment and shall be back soon, visit her store again

Item #2: Personalized Flower Pearl Necklace by Dangling Jewelry
A beautiful pendant of matte white gold plated three petals flower centered with half drilled white freshwater pearl. This necklace is 16 1/2 inch of sterling silver chain closed with spring clasp. Featuring 8mm pearl and the flower is about 20mm in diameter.

Item #3: Gourd motif gold Keum Boo on sterling silver fan pendant by Kaznesq Artist's handmade jewelry
This item is sold, but do send Kaz a convo to see if he could reproduce this for you! The pattern of a gourd and the leaves of fine gold is fixed on the sterling silver fan by the technique called Keum Boo. They are textured and chased. Another gourd is a dropping that is decorated with fine gold lines. The 3D leaves under the fan are forged and chased by hand. All sterling components are patinaed by LOS to black. The 1.5mm white freshwater pearls are arranged along the fan. The nylon cord length is approximately 40cm with 5cm extender, total weight is 16.8gram.

Side note: I have wrote to Kaz to get his permission to feature his series of creation on my blog (check out KaznesQ, Artist Handmade Jewelry From Japan for the making process of his jewelry.), and to my surprise that he is such a humble and modest artist!

Item #4: Swarovski Pearls Gold Bangle by Georgie Designs Handcrafted Artisan Jewelry
I have always have a thing with pearl and bangle, so this simple yet elegant creation of Robyn, the owner of Georgie Designs is a total pleasant eye candy!

Featuring an 8mm white Swarovski Crystal Pearl, each bangle is made of heavy gauge, 14k gold filled wire, they are hand-hammered and tumbled for shine and strength. The high-quality materials and detailed process create a superior, heirloom-quality product to be treasured for a lifetime. Each bracelet is hand-formed and, therefore, not perfectly circular which lends to it's organic charm.

You will have an option to add a personalized initial charm (or more than one charm). The bangles are TRUE bangle style and slip over the hand. They do not have clasps and do not unhook. They are not available with a clasp and the back cannot be stamped.

Item #5: Vintage Love by Litori
Not quite from Etsy's trending feed, Litori's etsy store is no longer available so I have diverted this to her personal website (and it is out of service at the moment, so please check back later.)

Item #6: NISHARTHILH by Lunarieen.pl

A fully handmade metal work (wire wrapping technique with oxidized silver).
Main stone: Lapis lazuli with bronze 48 Ct (9g)
Additional stone: lapis lazuli 4 Ct (0.8g)
Material: 925 Sterling Silver, 999 Fine Silver and 18Ct Yellow Gold (0.25g).
Chain length: 46 cm + 10.5 cm (Plain Oval Belcher). Pendant: length 7.3 cm, width 3.3 cm.
Necklace weight: 24.6g
Color: silver, gold, blue

Item #7: Ornate Tribal Drop Earrings by Sasha Bell Jewelry
Again, collection from Sasha Bell's Jewelry. :D
Pretty decorative dots and swirls adorn these elegant drop style earrings for a look that is feminine and tribal. Sasha created these beauties at just the right weight so that they are very comfortable to wear. This pair of dangling earrings hangs facing forward with a handmade french hook. They measures about 2 inches tall from top to bottom, a perfect mid-large size earring.

Made entirely from sterling silver, small batch cast from Sasha's original handcrafted work.

Item #7: Gold Keum Boo Silver Necklace with Akoya Pearl by Kaznesq Artist's handmade jewelry
Again, another item from KaznesQ! Item is sold but Kaz is able to produce this by request. :)
A sterling silver ribbon is twisted, soldered, and Keum Booed with fine gold foil. Featuring a 8mm beautiful pinkish Akoya Pearl, the current chain length is 43cm (approximately 17"), chain length is customizable. Total weight: 6.3gram.

That's all for now, and I look forward to composing the next set of Etsy Find of the Week. :)

Corra @ de Cor's


Wednesday, September 24, 2014

KAZNESQ, Artist handmade jewelry from Japan

Thistle motif Silver Pendant
Featured artist: Kazuhiko Ichikawa a.k.a. KAZNESQ
Item name: Thistle Motif Silver Pendant

"The methods I use are not special. They are very standard and traditional. I think there are so many artists and artisans who are much better than me as skill is concerned. But I always try to make pieces in my own style that I hope is unique." - by Kazuhiko Ichikawa
Thistle motif Silver Pendant
This handmade item is made of sterling silver and metal coated string. It is carefully handmade with wax curving, casting, soldering, engraving, and etc.




Made in and ships worldwide from Funabashi, Japan.

Thistle motif Silver Pendant

Kazuhiko graduated Kyoto Institute of Technology in 1979. He majored industrial design. After the graduation, he was working for a stationery company as a product designer and a planner for more than 20 years. Around in 1999, he was fascinated with antique jewelry. In 2002 he quit the company and entered to Tokyo Jewelry Craft School in 2003. In 2004 he graduated there and started his career as a jewelry artist.

Kazuhiko had won several prizes of jewelry in Japan, it is only matter of time he make it to be famous in the world!
Thistle motif Silver Pendant

Kazuhiko shared a process of making Thistle motif Silver Pendant in his Facebook, of which I have gathered and documenting it here.

The making of Thistle motif Silver Pendant

First of all, Kazuhiko drafted out the initial design of Thistle motif Silver Pendant. The sketches is just for himself for reference, not for customers nor artisans.

Below is the image of the wax form of a calyx.

and a wax form of leaves.

The foundation frame is made of sterling silver and polished before assembling. All components needs to be polished beforehand, too.

Below picture shows the cast calyxes and leaves.

A comparison of the sketches and the actual piece:

Always refer back to the sketches to ensure they are aligned:

 Putting the jagged pattern on the round frame.

Done with the patterns:

Next, Kozuhiko started with the assembling process:

And then he polish the pendant with 3M microfine.

More polishing with his special compound and baking powder.

The calyxes are textured beforehand but here he'd enhance it with a glass brush.

Overview of the piece.

Adding some shining on the frame with a vanisher.

This is the material used for petals. The original idea was to make them of silver with patina but it could turned out to be a little too ordinary and Kozuhiko wanted some colors, so he selected the second item from left. He doesn't know what it is, it was sold as a material for embroidery. It's shiny and soft.


Tying them around and fix the edges, then cut.

Fold half and wrap it around with copper wires:

Finished pieces, gorgeous!

There are few several pieces I would suggest you to check out from his store too, too pretty not to share indeed:

Fine gold keum Boo fan pendant featuring cultured pearls

Green tourmaline bamboo motif necklace

Pink blossoms Keum Boo pendant with pearls

KazneQ's Directory:
KazneQ Facebook
KazneQ Blog

Be sure to visit KaznesQ's Etsy store soon!

Hope you enjoyed viewing!

Corra @ de Cor's

Monday, September 22, 2014

Engagement Ring: Simple 1CT SONA Diamond

Simple 1CT SONA Diamond Engagement Ring
Not exactly the traditional type of engagement ring, this setting reveals most of the stone thus it shines through all angles!

Simple 1CT SONA Diamond Engagement Ring
[de Cor's Handpicked]
Simple 1CT SONA Stone Engagement Ring
- 92.5 Sterling Silver base
- Plated with 3 thick layers of genuine platinum
- Main stone: 1 Carat SONA Diamond
- Exquisite craftsmanship
- Price under USD$100.
Free shipping worldwide!

Simple 1CT SONA Diamond Engagement Ring

Simple 1CT SONA Diamond Engagement Ring

Simple 1CT SONA Diamond Engagement Ring

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