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Topic: My aunts' jewelry - earthy copper chains and glamorous chunky jewels  (Read 1050 times)
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skarinja
« on: August 03, 2009 02:36:59 PM »

Hey guys! My dad's three sisters, my Aunt Karen from Texas, my Aunt Gail from Florida and my Aunt Jan from Missouri, came to stay with me this past weekend. It's the first time I've seen them all together in my life. It was a great experience. Two of them, Jan and Karen, both have recently begun making jewelry and I was so amazed at their work that I had my brother (he's a cinematographer) come over to take some photographs of their work so that we could post them on Craftster for all of you to check out.

Jan makes very earthy, natural pieces mostly from copper chains and turquoise. Karen makes large chunky pieces with glitzy jewels, swarovski crystals, real gold, sterling silver, and beautiful gems.

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Thanks for looking! My aunts would love feedback, so let me know what you think!!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009 02:45:33 PM »

beautiful work, the first one is my favourite!
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« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2009 06:39:18 PM »

You had me at the first one!
And the pentagon shaped pendant!

Did she make those pendants? I guess the pentagon could have been PMC, but is the first one glass? Or maybe resin? It's WONDERFUL! And fascinating!
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« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2009 07:18:09 PM »

Oh I can't choose!

They are all so pretty but I agree the first one looks so 60's I don't wear much jewelry but I would wear that!

 
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skarinja
« Reply #4 on: August 03, 2009 07:51:02 PM »

She did not make the pendants or any of the beads, she just collects them from bead stores and antique stores and strings them! Some of them are left over from the 60s.. She's 65 Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 04, 2009 05:28:15 AM »

What an excellent eye she has to be able to make such great finds and then put them together....

The more I look at that first one, the more I drool.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #6 on: August 04, 2009 06:48:59 AM »

I really love the third one, the blue and silver with a squiggly pendant, really cool combination of the square beads and the freeform pendant
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