Thursday, July 31, 2008

The Trapeze Collection

Another new collection has been born; it's called The Trapeze Collection. Right now it's just earrings, but down the road it will include necklaces, too. The Trapeze is Adorn Me's own, original design. They are made using sterling silver wire (though in the future we'll also be using gold-filled) and various pearls, crystals and stones for adornment. The idea is that the focal pearl or stone balances from a trapeze that hangs from a silver circle.

The first example uses white blister pearls with top-drilled Aurora Borealis (AB) swarovski crystals suspended above. This pair hangs approximately 1 5/8" from the drop, which means from where the earring wire loop ends and the top of the earring begins. The pair costs $21.50.

The second pair is named after a friend who lives in a Mossy State. They have lovely moss green blister pearls on the trapeze, with sweet little coppery red fresh water pearls and top-drilled AB swarovski bicone crystals suspended above them. They are approximately 1 3/4" long and cost $21.50.

The great thing about this line is that they can go from blue jeans to little black dress easily.

This pair, Ultrapurple, was created using the most stunningly vibrant blister pearls we've ever seen. So vibrant they could have no other name. And so vibrant the true colors were hard to capture by camera.

The texture is silken smooth and the colors are spectacular, if you like pinky, bright blue purple. Yes, they flash all those colors.

Above these lovely blister pearls are suspended little moonstone chips and ocean opal briolettes. They are approximately 1 5/8" long and sell for $21.50.

Next we have a pair that look a bit like little, tiny handbags. They are made from cherry quartz rectangle stones with cherry quarts nuggets and peridot stones. They are almost 1 1/2" inches long and sell for $19.50.

The last pair are true elegance. They are made from a very unique stone called larvikite.

Larvikite is a soda, lime rich Feldspar, also known as a plagioclase. In this grouping of Feldspars the sodium aluminum silicate and calcium aluminum silicate combine into a three way crystal system. This crystal formation contributes to the flashes found in Larvikite and other plagioclase siblings like Labradorite and Rainbow Moonstone.
(Source: Ozark Rock Exchange).

Larvikite is a stone with lovely variations of gray and steel colors, some that flash brightly in the light and other parts, that when the light hits them, they flash a beautiful blue. They sit horizontally, reflecting the lovely silver-wrapped aqua quartz briolettes and little laboradite rondelles that hang above them. The pair falls from sterling silver leverback ear wires. They are approximately 1 1/2" from the drop and cost $25.50.

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