This is another review from a jewelry designer in the Swap & Tell series I’m participating in to help promote other designers.
I saw some of designs by Heather Smith at Woods of Bell Trees which looked very interesting. I had my wife pick out a pair of earrings that she liked. These Ladder Earrings were the ones she liked best. They are very eye-catching and unique.
These earrings along with most of the designs at Woods of Bell trees features an amethyst gem, which is a purple or violet quartz gemstone. The amethyst gem has many different meanings, which you can read more about here. The amethyst also happens to be the birthstone of February. These have a briolette cut with many facets. This is a pear-shaped cut with many flat faces that give it manty reflective surfaces.
The earrings look longer than they really are and are fairly lightweight, too. When I look at these the top ladder part reminds me of water for some reason. The first thing it reminded me of is the shimmering you see of sunlight on a lake or river during a sunset. There is also sometihng about it that reminds of of water flowing over rocks in a water fountain. The gem itself being in the shape of a water drop furthers this impression for me.
The way the gems are wrapped with wire also means that now two of these kinds of earrings are identical, which you will see in a lot of the designs at Woods of Bell Trees. I also really like some of the earrings there that contain obsidian or sediment jasper. No two of these kinds of stones are alike, which means each earing is unique.
The more I looked at these the more I liked them. They contain some elements, such as shape combinations, and how they reflect light, which I may look at using in my own designs.
To see more of Heather’s designs, follow these links: