9:43 AM

New at Shiroiko

I've got some brand new items on my Etsy store this week, several of which represent experimenting with new materials and/or techniques.

First, I've had several people ask if I would ever be expanding into hair accessories. I've been experimenting a lot with the idea and am happy to show the first, of what I hope will be many hair accessories in the future: The Blossom Hair Pin. I currently have it posted in Bluebell with a silver-plated clip, but this pin is available in any of the Blossom colors found in my store, and can also be made with a gold-plated clip instead of silver. The Blossom Hair Pin is a fun and girly accessory that looks great matched with my other Blossom pieces or or it's own.

Also new is the Bella Necklace. This necklace combines feminine curves with a sophisticated color palate. The main necklace motifs are composed of smoky clear glass tube beads surrounded by intense metallic brown seed beads and soft, chocolate brown teardrop beads. The necklace is finished off with handmade sterling silver hook and eye clasp.

The Bella Necklace also has matching earrings available as well. These earrings showcase the same smoky glass and chocolate brown accents, and include softly curved sterling silver ear wires. Both the ear wires in this piece and the clasp in the matching necklace were handmade by me and represent my moving towards incorporating more sterling silver findings in my work.

Finally, I've added another pair of Spring-themed piece to the store: Buttercup Earrings. These earrings, with a mix of lemon yellow blossoms, white freshwater pearls, and green iridescent leaves, were made to compliment the Buttercup Lariat necklace already in the store. They're delightfully fresh and would look lovely with any Spring or Summer outfit.


JM said...

Your blossom hair pin reminds me of dragon flies!! Its very pretty :)