The Dragon's Treasure Chest

July 27, 2011

A red flower necklace-- perhaps brought to life by an Autumn Fairy? Handmade, of course, by moi. :)

Fair maidens dwell in fairytales. So do chivalrous knights, courageous children, evil monsters, magical creatures, and treasure chests. It's a world full of marvels, and once we've come out and returned to the real world, the stories remind us that every real thing is in itself a wonder and a marvel.

This post isn't supposed to be a rambling on the land of Faerie, however. I just wanted to let you know that I have made many new pieces of jewelry!

My last "big batch of jewelry" post was inspired by everything Elvish. This batch comes to you straight out of the dragon's treasure trove. Most were inspired by fairytales!

These jewels all have that touch of whimsy that will bring the sparkle and marvel of the Land of Faerie into the Land of Earth.

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Blog readers may be familiar with this design-- it was my first attempt at some extremely complicated wirewrapping techniques. Named the Flower Garden, it was inspired by the sorts of gardens that are so beautiful you expect a fairy or a magical portal to appear!

edit: pink ones sold! I'll be making more!

Pixie Dust earrings! You can't go wrong with swirls of color and sparkling beads. :)

Another wirewrapped necklace. I could just see a mermaid or naiad wearing this... :)

And earrings to match. :) Oh, btw, what do you think about the earrings stand I made?

A royal necklace. Man, am I proud of this. :) Made with copper wire from A Beaded Affair. LOVE the wire. And having too much fun learning how to make filigree style necklaces!

Just another shot of the same necklace. :)

A snowflake set. I was actually inspired to make this after re-watching Tilda Swinton play the White Witch in Narnia, The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. But don't worry. This jewelry set will not turn you into stone!

Another new technique! This filigree beaded necklace is made with copper wire that I carefully twisted and twisted around on a jig. It's surprising how much wire and time it took-- but I think I need to do more like this. It was so much fun to make.

Another Fairy Garden necklace-- only this one is made entirely out of copper and green glass beads.

Some leafy earrings that remind me of Mirkwood from LotR.

A seashell swirl pendant! I think it must have washed up on a beach... perhaps a little peasant boy found it and it started a whole new adventure. (Can you tell that I like making up stories as I work on designing jewelry?)

So this one isn't exactly fairytale-ish. But it's chainmaille and its black and its cool. :)

You can't get more fairytale-ish than a royal circlet... but this headpiece can also be worn as a sparkling headband and would totally not look out of place with a modern outfit.

These silver-plated chainmaille earrings would go equally well with jeans and a t-shirt or a noble gown.

More long and slender Elvish earrings! I've made several of these in all sorts of colors. :) This one is hand-formed silver-plate wire and two deep purple leaf beads. The swirls could pass as music notes, too!

My workbench is full of many more things that still need the final tweaks before I get them uploaded. There should be a new batch coming soon!

Rivendell's Twilight

All of this jewelry is available in my Shoppe as well as being fairytale eye-candy for you today. I hope these designs made you smile!

(And perfect timing, too. Right now it's Christmas in July! The entire store is on a 10% off sale until the last day of July 2011!)

The Evenstar Set.

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  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE!!!! I love the design! I think your earring display thing is a neat idea! I really like the first necklace at the top! It is lovely!

  2. You have a beautiful eye for design. So talented! I love just about every piece here. Keep up the great work!

  3. SO many beautiful pieces! I love the red flower piece, the snowflake set, and the filigree beaded necklace with the red beads!

  4. I love the filigree- it's as if it was made by an elvish craftsman. Actually that might be a cool moniker, but you already have a great name for your shop. :)

  5. You create such beautiful jewelry! I'm so glad I purchased one of your beautiful creations. Keep up the good work!

  6. WOW! I love these! If you ever want to do a giveaway on my blog, I'd love to post about your shop and ask people to become followers! :) Thanks for linking!

  7. soo cool. The first one kinda looks like Hermione's necklace she weres in the first half of the deathly hallows !

  8. Those are AMAZING, Shealynn. I almost want to get my ears pierced just so I can buy and wear your earrings! And the necklaces! *swoon* You sure are talented. Love the fairy-tale feel as well.

  9. Thank you for your kind comments, everyone!

    Victoria-- did you know that almost every single pair of my earrings can be easily transferred to clip-on versions? You don't *have* to have pierced ears!


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