Monday, November 03, 2008

Larimar Jewelry

Oh, I do love me some larimar. It's one of my favorite gemstones ever, and I love that I have a huge stash of beads right now. Larimar beads are tough to get (without having to mortgage the house, that is!) and I've got a healthy drawer full of them, along with pendants and such.

Lately I haven't been putting much of my larimar jewelry on the web site because it's been going to shows and selling quicker than I can get it onto the internet, but a few days ago, I made some really awesome stuff. I wanted to share two with you, because it shows how I design for a very diverse market.

First, a very casual, simple bracelet, made with larimar and Australian boulder opal.



Usually, the larimar bracelets that are on the market now are stones bezel-set in sterling silver, and while they're lovely, they're just a different look. I like how this turned out, with the dark brown acting as a great frame for the blue of the larimar. And the tassle is pretty cool, too!

On the other end of the spectrum is this lush, unique charm bracelet.


SO happy with this one. I used handmade polymer clay roses, lots of small cultured pearls, a healthy handful of larimar ovals, and Swarovski crystal. It's not exactly what I had in my head when I started making it, but I am quite pleased with the end result!

Larimar is one of those stones that will all to soon be out of existance. It's in an extremely limited area, in only one country, and the conditions of the earth that created it can't be exactly duplicated. So if you've been loving this stone for a while, start collecting it while you can!

You can see larimar jewelry, along with other handmade creations, at www.lorianderson.net

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5 comments:

  1. They're both so lovely, but you're right -- both so different.

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  2. SO happy with this one. I used handmade polymer clay roses, lots of small cultured pearls, a healthy handful of larimar ovals, and Swarovski crystal. It's not exactly what I had in my head when I started making it, but I am quite pleased with the end result!

    I'd like to purchase this bracelet, but can't find it on your website. Can you sen me more information, please?

    Ruth Ann
    I'm a previous customer

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  3. I love larimar. The tassel is a really nice touch.

    PS be sure to check out http://afancifultwist.typepad.com/a_fanciful_twist/ today if you haven't already.

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  4. Jeannine4:35 PM

    I'm so glad I came across your blog. Being a beadaholic myself, I just love your jewelry. If you don't mind my asking, would you share your larimar source with me? I've been searching for larimar high and low on the net for a reasonable price.

    Thanks a million and keep on creating!
    Jeannine
    sweet_pea60202@yahoo.com

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  5. what a beautiful blog! i came here in search of larimar pictures and then i found this wonderful second bracelet - i think i'm in love <3

    x
    dahi

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