Tuesday, June 21, 2011

SOMETIMES YOU JUST CAN'T LET GO . . .

'FLUTTER', my latest design. I was almost done listing it, but couldn't Let Go!


We all do it! Every once in a while we create something that we just can't bear to sell! Am I right? Don't try to deny it . . . I know better!!!

Once in a while I begin a project specifically for myself, but more often than not I have every intention of passing it on to a good home. In most cases it's some extra special, one-of-a-kind component that turns my head. I love it, and I just gotta have it all to myself!

So on the light side, this week I decided to show you a few of the jewelry items that never got included in the line-up over at jQ jewelry designs




'FLUTTER' ~ Sterling silver, Oregon Sunstone and a Preserved Dry-Flower Charm from Rosalera




This next piece is a necklace created with a very high quality Tourmaline, Spinel and extremely lustrous stick and biwa pearls. I manipulated the tension on the pearl's beading wire pearl so that they appear ruffle-like.  I'd intended to sell this piece for a pretty penny, but when it came right down to accepting a buyer's very generous offer, I just couldn't part with it.

 
Appeared in Ornament Magazine and worn at the Bellagio by yours truly ...

I was crazy about the colors in this strand of Chalcedony that I found at a Gem Show. The vendor only had one and I've never seen anything like it since.

 The rest of the pieces are a lot more casual ...

I simply couldn't resist the high quality of this Rainbow Moonstone with it's beautiful subtle blue flash


Fell for this softest shade of sea-green Druzy - the sugary crystals are spectacular!

And designed around some very special Vintage components ...


These old tin cut glass beads from the 20s were very limited ... couldn't bring myself to share ;D


One of my personal favorites with all vintage components and some extrememly rare Carnival Glass beads that show off a rainbow of color.



Now please feel free to share what you've created and then just couldn't let go!








18 comments:

theMayflower said...

love the flutter design! it's my favorite and i certainly wouldn't let it go either!

galla15 said...

Oh my gosh jQ!! I can see why they didn't make it to your shop.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE Flutter! I think that type of design you could do similar pieces and they would be a HUGE hit :))
And I LOVE the Chalcedony! WOWZA

CalliopeCreations said...

Stunning work and so very special.

I don't worry about selling things easily replaced but those with special and priceless elements stay in the family.

I don't wear jewelry to speak of so my girls end up with 'the good stuff'.

Sea Flower Studios said...

Gorgeous! I don't blame you for wanting to keep those pieces! I know I do the same thing!

nangatesdesigns said...

I can totally understand why you couldn't part with these pieces. They're all beautiful! I particularly love the Chalcedony piece - gorgeous!

Susie Tenzer said...

I'd have kept those also! I have my eye on one of my paintings to put over my fireplace...I'm forcing myself to wait just a bit...

Debra said...

Beautiful! I can completely understand why you would hold onto these. However, if you do ever replicate them and put them in the shop...let us know! :-)

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Deb said...

uniquecozytreasures- Jill, Those are just beautiful creations. I can see why you hate to let them go.

Christina Lucas said...

Oh my gosh! I really love all of those...maybe the first one and the green one are my most favorite. Well it's hard for me not to eat my orders! Lol! Sometimes I'll eat a piece and have to make more to fill an order.:)

Crystal Eldoradosoap said...

They are all so beautiful, I completely understand!

magdamagda said...

all so delicate and perfect! *sigh*

Crimson Hill Soaps and Scents said...

I can see why you kept those! I would have too:) Gorgeous pieces.

New Hampshire Gardener said...

It is lovely, I can understand your wanting to keep it.
I am lucky, as a photographer I can sell and keep my work.

Symbolic Imports said...

Beautiful pieces! I can definitely see why you would want to keep them for yourself. So lovely!

Katie - ToyStoryNutty said...

I really love that last piece JQ. WOW! I have LOTS of items that I don't keep....that's the problem of crafting and being an artist I guess.

IsabellesAttic said...

I know that feeling! Love your creations, such uniqueness to those pieces!

petite hermine said...

Gorgeous jewelry! I love the tourmaline necklace and would have kept it myself as well!

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