Wrist Factor

2015-12-08T21:17:19+00:00 Gemstones, Jewelry, Rings, Uncategorized|

Chrysoprase_Opal_Bangle 2015.JPGEveryone loves a bracelet. For me, they are finicky creatures. I like them to hang “just so”, which makes fitting them for others a challenge (especially when you have never met the wrist). A lot of the time, I’m just not that thrilled with how they come out. Sometimes, someone will see me “road testing” a piece that I’m not ready to sell because of something about it that’s not “right” (and they get annoyed); and I really don’t like the “expandable bangle” look. To me, it’s kinda tween or teenage looking (not that there’s anything wrong with that – if you’re a tween/teenager!). Since I shy away from commercial clasps, it’s always a predicament. Finally, I made a few that I’m happy with, and they’re adjustable!

Usually I save the best for last. Not this time. Above, is my new all time favorite piece: Raw chrysoprase set with an Australian opal & balanced (sort of) with another larger Australian opal.

A couple of nice big aquamarines:


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Golden rutile bangle.

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Something to match?

Golden_Rutile_Ring 2015.JPGFor the purple lovers (like me!): Australian opal with shades of purple & lavender chalcedony bangle.

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Something to match?

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Lavender chalcedony ring.

Sometimes people have asked me to post the “making of” stuff. It’s really not very glamorous! Here’s a shot of a couple of bangles being made. Enjoy!

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You can get to the shop to purchase some of these by clicking on the images or go here: http://boutique.ledajewelco.com/

Happy whatever YOU celebrate this holiday season. XXX Lydia


  1. kate December 8, 2015 at 9:19 pm - Reply


  2. ledajewelco December 8, 2015 at 9:25 pm - Reply

    Ah shucks Kate. XXX

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