Iris Elm Jewelry Newest Additions: August 6 - 12

Hello! This past week the pieces added to the website were all shades of purple with the addition of a couple pairs of amethyst earrings, the birthstone of February, as well as a pretty real lilac flower necklace:

This whole design was based around finding a unique way to showcase these small naturally dark purple amethyst gemstones. Above the amethyst gems, I handwove a beaded bead design from glass seed beads in light purple and silver shades, anchoring the beadwork with two faceted amethyst rondelle beads. The wire work is all sterling silver.


Along my back fence I have a row of lilac bushes that bloom usually in late May. For this vintage style pendant necklace, I pressed one small lilac flower as well as a sprig of prairie grass that I found at a nearby Minnesota park and encased them in resin.


Gorgeous faceted pink amethyst briolette gems dangle from sterling silver beaded wire for these elegant drop earrings. Though this shade of amethyst is called 'pink', I describe it as a pretty translucent lavender.