Saturday, September 20, 2014

Cartier Ruby and Diamond Tiara

Cartier Ruby and Diamond Tiara
I am sure you have noticed the extremely eye catching Ruby and Diamond Tiara Nicole Kidman was wearing in the film named Grace of Monaco. It is a reproductions of five of Grace Kelly, later Princess Grace of Monaco’s Cartier Jewels.

Nicole Kidman, wearing Cartier Ruby and Diamond Tiara
Kelly, who married Rainier III the Prince of Monaco in 1956, was a long-time lover of the Parisian jewellers. It was a love affair that was cemented when Rainier proposed to her with a Cartier's 10.47 carat emerald-cut diamond ring just 3 days after they met.

The making and final touch of Cartier Ruby and Diamond Tiara
Kelly gave up her Oscar-winning career as an actress when she married, was gifted many more Cartier jewels as wedding presents, and she continued to wear specially-commissioned pieces until she died aged 52 in 1982.
Cartier Ruby and Diamond Tiara Collage
With greenlights from the Sovereign House of Monaco, Cartier reproduced Kelly's pieces including huge engagement ring, diamond-encrusted poodle brooch, a chicken brooch a three-strand diamond necklace, and a ruby and diamond tiara for Nicole Kidman to wear throughout filming.

Moment like this, I am glad that all these piece can be reproduced, only then we all get to witness these timeless pieces that shall be remembered.

Corra @ de Cor's

Friday, September 19, 2014

Joy Funnell Art Clay, Handmade Precious Metal Clay Jewelry


Featured artist: Joy Funnell
Collection: Mask Pendant Series

"I love colour and I love texture. These two things inspire me most in my work. To see a rainbow will always bring a smile to my face. I try to be - Joy by name and Joyful by nature". - Joy Funnell from Joyful Jewellery

I posted work of Joy Funnell on de Cor's Handmade's Fanpage on 17th September 2014 and friends really likes it.

Joy Funnell, major in metal clay jewelry creation, very wellknown for it's vibrant colors of jewelry. She creates OOAK limited-edition jewelry and works mostly with clay form 99.9 fine silver a.k.a. Precious Metal Clay. She uses traditional transparent enamels for colors, to ensure the beauty of silver could shine through.

Joy is a senior art clay instructor and a craftsman of the Guild of Enamellers.


Following two pictures are for your reference, the work-in-progress and finished pieces.


Do pay Joy Funnell a visit if you would like to have a piece of her beautiful art work, she is fairly easy to reach!

Joy Funnell's Directory:
Joy Funnell on Facebook Fanpage
Joy Funnell on Etsy
Joy Funnell on Blogspot

Hope you have fun viewing.

Corra @ de Cor's

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Handmade Pomegranate Necklace with Precious Metal

Pomegranate Necklace - red pink purple gemstones and matte brushed silver
I know you are waiting to see what I have hunted today. :)
Well I've found this on Pinterest on 3rd September 2014 but didn't have time to blog about this until now, sorry.

Featured artist: Boline Strand a.k.a.
Item name: Pomegranate Necklace - red pink purple gemstones and matte brushed silver

I stumbled upon this pretty 3D round pendant caught my attention right away, and after reading the description I've decided to share it on de Cor's Handmades Fanpage, as expected, the necklace has gained me many many likes (thank you Boline!)

This beautiful Pomegranate Pendant is made in matte silver, with rich, warm pinks, reds, red-orange and purple faceted gemstone-beads.

A sensuous form with strong metaphorical allusions.

This 3-dimensional hollow round form sculptural pomegranate is 100% hand constructed - raised, soldered and surface finished in sterling silver. The pendant is beaded with faceted and smooth ruby, pink sapphire, amethyst, tourmaline, rhodolite garnet and red garnet beads.

This is the largest of Boline's OOAK spheric pomegranate pendants; it measures approximately 25mm wide (diameter of sphere) and 30 mm high.

The pendant glides on a sterling silver 2.1 mm rolo chain of about 30 inches long with a hand made infinity clasp.

Hop over to pay Boline Strand's Etsy Store a visit, you might find something you totally like, just like me. :)

Corra @ de Cor's

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Sihaya Designs Faery Wing Earrings

Sihaya Designs Faery Wing Earrings - Iridescent Magenta Glitter Wings - Fairy Wing Jewelry
Featured Artist: Christina Allen Page (a.k.a.) ShiyaDesigns

Iridescent Fairy Wings Collection.

It was a beautiful Monday and I was as usual, having a cuppa after feeding my 2.5 years old her breakfast while reading Etsy's trending, then the above picture caught my eyes. :)

Made of Swarovski Crystal, resin and sterling silver, this handmade item is made in Maryland, United States. Wings have a wonderful magenta pink glitter base, going with Opalescent white crystal color, size (from the tops of the earwires): Approximately 2 1/2".

The reason why I have decided to blog about this, was because I have received a great post engagement on my Fanpage in less than 24 hours, I am totally thrilled that people that reads my post find this interesting too. :)

Faery Wing Earrings - Fanpage Post Reach and Engagement

There are various composition of colors for this fairy wing earrings series, and I've picked some to post here for you to see, though you could hop over to SihayaDesign's site to find out more.

Sihaya Designs Faery Wing Earrings - Tam Lin - Iridescent Fairy Wing Jewelry

Sihaya Designs Faery Wing Earrings - Iridescent Copper Sunset Glitter Wings - Fairy Wing Jewelry

Sihaya Designs Faery Wing Earrings - Iridescent Spring Green Glitter Wings - Fairy Wing Jewelry

Sihaya Designs Faery Wing Earrings - Leanan Sidhe - Iridescent Fairy Wing Jewelry
I wonder how Christina manage to apply the resin so evenly on to the wire wing base... there must be a lot of attention and patience invested, to answer to this, I thought one of the feedback I have gotten (by Grace Morioka) from Facebook post could be pretty useful:

"I did this one about a year ago. Believe me, it's not easy... Toothpicks need to be used to get the resin into the tight spots. Hold the toothpick over the area where the resin needs to fill and then pour DOWN the toothpick. Even then, my butterflies were not nearly as pretty as these!!"

Hope you have fun viewing, and don't forget to pay SihayaDesigns a visit if you would like to bring one of these home! :)

Cheers,
Corra @ de Cor's

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone

Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone
I am sure you have seen The Tiffany® Setting Engagement Rings by Tiffany & Co., since its creation over a century ago, the Tiffany Setting has been the world’s favorite engagement ring. The ring of rings, as it has been called, is the most brilliant ring ever. It is also the most beautiful.

Our in-house Solitaire Ring with 0.5 carat SONA Stone/ Diamond, had it's edge refined and polished so it can be worn together with any other rings with stacking-rings nature, we accept custom order if you would like the SONA Stone to be replaced with genuine GIA certified diamonds, just let us know your preference of Diamonds 4Cs (Diamond Color, Diamond Clarity, Diamond Cut and Diamond Carat Weight) and we will be able to work out a free quotation for your.


Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone
[de Cor's Handpicked]
Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5 Carat SONA Stone
- 92.5 Sterling Silver base
- Plated with 3 thick layers of genuine platinum
- Main stone: 0.5 carat SONA Stone
- Exquisite craftsmanship
- Price: under USD$100.
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Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone
Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone
Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone
Engagement Ring: Solitaire Ring with 0.5CT SONA Stone
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Thanks for viewing!
Corra @ de Cor's