For Sweet Romance jewelry, our finished product cannot possibly result from assembly line production. Most designs require talent in various techniques, handling each piece one at a time.
|A cuff bracelet of artistic excellence and profound |
meaning, the subject is the Monarch Butterfly
Our Monarch Butterfly Cuff is an example. Once off the drawing board, we order several of the tooled parts – the cuff and butterflies. We cast the settings and pierce worked elements. The butterflies arrive with sharp edges which must be smoothed with a hand drill. The gorgeous carved onyx flowers come in, but they vary in size and most don’t fit the settings we made. Ok, so we make additional settings of varying sizes to accommodate the problem.
|Here's how we do it--the traditional method of joining elements--torch heat and years of experience.Click to shop our Rosette Cuff which is made in this technique.|
|Click to take a closer look at this amazing turquoise ring!|
They say that everything must fall apart in order to come together again...that a Phoenix rises from the ashes…(at least our butterflies really do.) Anyway, that’s the axiom we’ve come to live by in the production of our jewelry designs. It accounts for the beauty and complexity of every piece.
With love from Shelley
hi-- i know what you mean. im getting this to celebrate my new job. sorta feel like i'm ready to leave the cocoon behind and take flight. i like reading your blog diary. super inspirational. keep it up.ReplyDelete
I hope those butterflies on your new bracelet do their magic at your new workplace. Congratulations and thanks for your kind words. Check in weekly!ReplyDelete