Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Moniques Fandangles

Simply Turquoise -- Turquoise, Howlite and Silver Necklace

Fandangles -- [fan dáng g'l s] (noun): adornments, decorations, accessories, doodads, ornaments, trimmings or embellishments. These fandangles are one-of-a-kind handcrafted jewelry pieces featuring .925 sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, Czech glass and semi-precious gemstones.

I am a 40-ish wife of almost 20 years, and mother of a teenage boy and pre-teen girl. By day, I work full-time in public relations and special events. By night and on weekends, in between the cooking, cleaning, homework, and driving everyone to all their extracurricular activities and events -- I work on my jewlery. Some of my other hobbies include music, reading, traveling, and cooking/baking (I've also dabbled in the personal chef business.)

I'm inspired by color and texture, and try to use these in unusual or unexpected ways.

I've always been a creative person and one who loves jewelry. I guess it's in my blood since my great-grandfather was a jeweler and goldsmith. For years I've collected unique pieces of gemstone jewelry and always admired other people's work. Last year, one of my favorite pieces broke and I lost a few of the stones. I went to the bead store at lunch time one day to find some replacement stones to use in repairing the piece and was hooked!!

Wow, that's like asking me to choose which of my children I love most. Well, as you can see (and my family will attest) from my pieces, I LOVE turquoise. But since I have to choose one, it would be one of my newer pieces -- Geometry in Stone: Turquoise, Smoky Quartz and HIll Tribe Silver Necklace. I think the square shape of the turquoise stones add a lot of interest, and I just love the way they are accented by the silver and the black beads.
Geometry in Stone -- Turquoise, Smoky Quartz and
HIll Tribe Silver Necklace

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