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The design is approved, and now I have all the materials in front of me. Wedding jewellery commission for a friend in pearls of cream, light grey, and rich purple-grey. More on this one later…

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I’ve been working on a few new pieces lately. This one took forever, and I’m very happy with it. The glass and brass pieces are probably from a bracelet. I found them in a random bag of bits and pieces, mostly broken, I bought at the flea market a few years ago. The rest is new – freshwater pearls, amethyst, and smokey quartz with a brass clasp.

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Necklace © Firehorse Designs 2015

Two new necklaces recently completed:

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Here are a few of the things I’ve been working on in the last month. These seven went to Eclectic Gallery in Oak Bay.

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Firehorse_MauveOrangeCopper

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Firehorse_PinksBrass

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I’ve been wanting to create better, more interesting shots of my jewellery. Here are a couple attempts of two new pieces.

© Firehorse Designs 2014 Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014
Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014

© Firehorse Designs 2014

© Firehorse Designs 2014 Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014
Candlesticks by GJ Pearson

© Firehorse Designs 2014

© Firehorse Designs 2014

 

These two new pieces began as a commission for my sister. She sent me the most gorgeous red pearls and asked me to make something from them.  I really enjoyed this one, so I made two. She loved them so much, she took both and gave one away as a birthday gift.

Deep red pearls and garnets are braided into dark maroon and bright red embroidery floss with a brass floral pendant.

Deep red pearls and garnets are braided into dark maroon and bright red embroidery floss with a brass floral pendant. © Firehorse Designs 2013.

The detail in the flower for this one is small faceted glass beads and tiny mixed-coloured pearls.

The detail in the flower for this one has small faceted glass beads and tiny mixed-coloured pearls. © Firehorse Designs 2013.

This second one uses a pink thread as the second colour. Overall it has a pinker, or purply hue.

This second one uses a pink thread to replace the bright red one. Overall it has a pinker, or purply hue. © Firehorse Designs 2013.

Detail. Pale pink freshwater pearls and tiny garnets are used in the floral detail.

Pale pink freshwater pearls and tiny garnets are used in the floral detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013.

A few more new pieces…

Wire-wrapped Canadian 1957 coin by GJ Pearson with silvery pearls, onyx and lepedolite. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Wire-wrapped by GJ Pearson Canadian 1957 coin with silvery pearls, onyx and lepedolite. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Wire-wrapped coin and pearls, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Wire-wrapped coin and pearls, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Wire-wrapped coin and pearls, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Wire-wrapped coin and pearls, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Peachy-pink pearls and faceted glass with a chandelier crystal pendant. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Peachy-pink pearls and faceted glass with a chandelier crystal pendant. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Clear chandelier crystal with pearls, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Clear chandelier crystal with pearls, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Brown pearls braided onto red threads with miscellaneous stones and a carved brown jade pendant. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Brown pearls braided onto red threads with miscellaneous stones and a carved brown jade pendant. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Pearls and carved brown jade pendant, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013

Pearls and carved brown jade pendant, detail. © Firehorse Designs 2013