Posts tagged agate
Iris Elm Jewelry Newest Additions: January 2018

Happy 2018! It has been awhile since I posted my latest additions and I have been busy this month creating and adding new jewelry to the website, all inspired by vintage and bohemian styles. Here is the latest...

 
 
 
 
 
Iris Elm Jewelry Newest Additions: June 11 - 17

Another week of June has gone quickly by here in Minnesota, and with it the three newest additions to the shop:

Intricately beaded with cobalt blue, light blue, black, and white glass seed beads, this woven cuff makes an original boho accessory. The work-in-progress of it was shown on my April 28 blog post.

 

Agate is one of my favorite gemstones. I remember as a kid when I went camping at my family's land up north, finding striped Lake Superior agate rocks in the dirt road that ran along our property. Once back home, I would use my mom's lapidary rock polisher that she had once used for her own jewelry business, to smooth away the roughness and bring out their hidden beauty. I still have these treasures, displayed along with the rest of my mineral collection.

These agate earrings were handwoven with beautiful small brown agate beads as well as the tiniest glass seed beads into a triangular beadwork design.

 

These small boho earrings with handcrafted sterling silver ear wires are perfect for everyday wear. Handwoven with silver and gunmetal grey glass seed beads, they are so lightweight you might forget you are even wearing earrings.  The double triangle design is modern and minimalist.