Friday, February 20, 2009

New Creations

The Tucson Gem Show was in town last week, so I headed on over for some new goodies. Wow, there are so many vendors with everything you can imagine. I wanted to find some really nice turquoise and I wasn't disappointed. I found a vendor that only sold turquoise -- Kingman mine, Sleeping Beauty mine and some from the Campo Frio mine in Mexico. I left there with quite a stash, but now I wish I had bought more!

I also found a local artist selling her handmade copper pendants, charms and other findings. I really fell in love with the style of these, so I scooped up a whole variety of things. Combining the copper with the turquoise was a no-brainer. Check out some of my creations from my new "Copper Collection":
I love this one! A copper heart, turquoise and leather...what more could a cowgirl want?
And some sweet little copper heart earrings to match...
Every cowgirl has a loyal dog at her side. How about a bracelet with copper dog bones and a little copper heart mixed with turquoise?This square copper star pendant reminds me of a concho. I mixed Swarovski pearls in with the turquoise...
The turquoise in these earrings is from the Kingman mine in northern Arizona. These earrings would be great for a night out on the town!

I'm working on some other pieces for this collection with stones other than turquoise. I hope to have them done this weekend. All of the jewelry shown here can be found (and purchased!) in my Etsy shop.
Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

sassyglassdesigns said...

Don't you love finding new goodies. Love them all, especially the necklace. How is Gertie doing? We lost a nannie this morning...I just hate it.

blackfeatherfarm said...

All just stunning. How is Gertie ?
Hated to hear about that.

Angie Kelly Designs said...

absolutely BEAUTIFUL creations Bridget!! Turquoise is one of my personal favorites and copper with it, just makes it stunning!! That necklace is to die for!!!
I hope Gertie is doing better...

Mikey said...

GORGEOUS!! Oh what I would have given to be at that vendor's booth with the turquoise... I could go crazy!
Beautiful designs, I love every single one. You are so inspiring!

Sarah said...

Oh my husband Loooooves the Tuscon shop - we couldn't afford to go this year!! Don't you just love all the wonderful choices there - you could spend days!!! Love your new things - gorgeous!!!Sarah

Natarojo said...

I love your new collection! The colour combinations are beautiful! Can't wait to see more of your lovely creations!

How is the patio coming?

A Palmer said...

Awesome collection. The work is beautiful. Will definitely visit your Etsy site. Sorry to hear about your poor little goat. I hope she heals quickly. From another AZ girl...

Desert Rose said...

Love the dog bone bracelet...I a cowgirl friend in mind for it!

Blue Eyed Tango said...

I happened onto your blog tonight! Wow, love the turquoise jewelry, nice work. I do jewelry too, mainly glass, copper and sterling silver wire. (I have them in older posts if you want to check them out). My mom and I have always wanted to go to the gem show you spoke about but too far away for us....maybe someday! Thanks for sharing!