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Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Warm Weather Daydreams, Angel Pins and Fibulas--Oh My!

Those of you who know me, know that I am a huge baby about this cold winter Pennsylvania weather and can't wait for the crocus bulbs to signal Spring and the warmer weather that it brings. Lately my designs are reflecting that as I have been incorporating "beachy" elements, such as a starfish charm dangling off of beautiful sand colored pearls or natural blue coral nuggets, here and there.















In addition to daydreaming of warm sandy beaches, I've been obsessing over pins. I had wanted to do a line w/ pins but always seem to be busy with something else that it wasn't until I was contacted by a repeat customer and friend who asked if I would design something special for a fundraiser that I revisited the pin idea and put my pliers into motion. My friend had a simple request for a pin in the shape of an angel. I could put my special touch on it, my own artistic expression etc. Yay!! I immediately had a vision of how I wanted the angel to look but to make it functional as a pin was a another story. After sketching several variations and playing w/ my copper wire, I had settled on a functional and fashionable sterling silver pin. Each pin is approximately 1 1/4" wide by 2 1/4" high. As an extra touch, I want to dangle a small orange Swarovski crystal from the halo to represent the fight against leukemia. The crystals, which are a very nice shade of orange, have been ordered but I couldn't wait to share the pin w/ you. So just imagine the crystal dangling there and I'll update the picture when the crystals arrive. More information regarding the fundraiser will follow as this is private fundraiser to benefit a local family affected by leukemia. If you would like to help this cause by purchasing a pin, please e-mail me at hillcrestjewelrydesign@comcast.net. Each pin, with crystal, is $25 (tax included) with a portion of each sale being donated.
So angels aside, I also made a handful of fibulas. These are larger and would look great on a scarf or shawl. Prices and materials vary so if you'd like more information or would like to see more designs, please refer to my website at http://www.hillcrestjewelrydesign.com/ or contact me at the above e-mail address. Thank you for reading and wherever you are I hope you are warm and cozy. ~Heather