I shaped and hammered vines of gold fill wire (or sterling silver--your choice) and and tightly coiled fine gauge wire, adding flowers of swiss blue topaz along the way. The earrings hang about 2 1/2 inches long from top to bottom.
These ocean jasper say it all with vibrant greens and oranges and spots of white and the palest sky blue. Smooth rondelles of emerald and faceted briolettes of spessartite garnet cluster along the lower edge.
2 1/8 inches long by 5/8 of an inch wide. Fine silver bezel and argentium* silver base and earwires.
*Argentium sterling silver (.935) is an alloy that lends much increased tarnish resistance over standard sterling and is produced from recycled silver.
These ocean jasper are a translucent white on top with peachy orbs below--very interesting. I thought they'd be set off beautifully by a fringe of tanzanite and a few orange sapphires. Above is an oval sunstone and another tanzanite.
A pair of black rutilated quartz are set in 22k gold on a base of silver that I've given a deep, oxidized finish. The fringe of ethiopian opals on 18k gold headpins pop against the blackened silver. Earwires are 18k gold.
Earring length is 1 5/8 inches and width at widest point is 3/4 of an inch.