Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A lovely lariat + more new jewelry

Here is a little peek at one of the newest additions on the site, a cool iridescent champagne and navy crystal lariat. This is an interesting piece because it combines the luxury of the crystal with the more organic element of ecru waxed cotton cord. The lariat is about 40" long, and can be worn long, doubled up like a scarf in a couple different ways, or even as a belt. I always love a little versatility :)

One of the things I love most about this piece is the detailing. I've used a couple different varieties of twisted wire to give the impression of metal roping. I was inspired by a cute little sailboat I saw in the northwest while visiting my parents last fall.

I've always wanted to sail, but have never gotten the chance, so this lariat is my homage to all those lovely sea-faring adventures I've always heard about. Hopefully one day I get to experience it for myself!

To check out more new handmade jewelry straight from my studio, check out www.zurinaketola.com.

Sunday, April 4, 2010

New Jewelry!

I'm finally getting around to posting things on the site - yay! At the moment there are just a few new items, but there is much more to come! Above is a pair of roped plump pink quartz drops, one of the new additions this weekend. As much as I love to dramatic look of big, bold earrings, I've been focusing on more casual daytime looks lately. There is just something to be said for sweet and simple.