Friday, October 19, 2007

Adornments by BJ

BJ Rounds of Adornmemtsbybj started out working in Stained Glass but began making jewelry about a year and a half ago when she moved to Franklin Tennessee. She has a very unusual style, combining such materials as stones with wood, and shells with vintage jewelry components, pearls with large facetted crystal.

"Larimar Reflection of the Caribbean" combines large tumbled chunks of Larimar with Vintage oxidized brass, creating a lovely elegant filigreed look. Larimar is a collectible stone because it is found in only one place in the world, unlike most other stones. Beads like the ones pictured here are getting increasingly rare because so much material is lost in the cutting process for beads that those who work with the rough stone would rather turn it into cabochons to set in bezels.

"Nature’s Best" is made of carved bone pipes, Golden Jasper, and Tibetan Turquoise beads, and is triple-strand. It has a distinctly Native American feel to it. The necklace has all sterling silver findings.

"A Rose is A Rose" (pictured below) is beautifully wrapped with sterling silver wire and uses tumbled nuggets of Rose Quartz, iridescent glass accent beads, and sterling silver lacy bead caps and clasp. She has really hit the nail on the head with this one!

Most of her pieces are made in sets of necklace and earrings together, but some include matching bracelets. She offers to make matching bracelets for those sets that do not already include them if a customer requests.

BJ’s belief is that jewelry is chosen subconsciously and reflects one’s personality or even one’s soul. Be sure Adornmentsbybj is on your list of sites to shop at this holiday season and see her blog at:

Article based on post by Pippit.

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