Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Atlantis Lives!

Almost a year ago I created a pretty loopy chainmaille earring with Swarovski Crystals. I decided to call it Atlantis Spring. Since then, I've had requests to make the same earring in different colors. So, I decided to create them after the seasons. Yesterday, I spent 4 hours making jump rings in the size I needed, and creating the same design in my version of the Four Seasons.

Atlantis Crystal Spring uses 4mm Swarovski bicones in Aqua, Light Rose AB, Crystal AB and Tanzanite. I've varied this for others exchanging Tanzanite for Violet and Aqua for Aqua AB. The Aurora Borealis effect of these crystals creates a rainbow of colors when the light hits it just right. These colors explode with the promise of Spring.

Atlantis Crystal Summer, made with gorgeous Swarovski colors in Peridot, Light Rose, Jonquil and Light Peach, is beautiful combination that reminds you of the soft colors of hazy, lazy summer days.

Fall reminds me most of the changing of the seasons. Though I live in South Florida, which doesn't have much of a fall to begin with, I remember from my years in the north the beautiful colors of the changing leaves on trees. I used the colors Erinite (a beautiful Swarovski leafy green), Topaz (for the orange tips of the leaves), Jonquil (for that touch of yellow) and Smoky Topaz (just the right amount of brown).

Lastly, there's Winter. Cool, chic, mysterious. I chose the colors of Jet for long winter nights, an icy Crystal AB, the beautiful new Air Blue Opal looking like the evening snow and Black Diamond AB.

All of these are currently available on my web site. Eventually I will be adding the choice to custom pick your own colors. But for now, if you want to choose your own, just email us. Whether you choose 1, 2, 3 or 4 colors, each pair of earrings has 24 4mm crystals with a 4x5mm Swarovski Simplicity Crystal AB dangling from the bottom.

One last thing... while the earrings are made from Sterling Silver jump rings, the headpins are now made with silver plate. I do offer the option of upgrading to ball headpins (as seen in the Spring version) in Sterling, Argentium or Fine Silver for a small extra charge. I really would like to know what you think of these color combos and suggestions for others. It's such a fun earring to make. I can even imagine them in pearls and crystals for a beautiful bride. In fact, I think I'll create a pair like that right now.


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