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About Me

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San Francisco, Ca, United States
I am a woman, wife, mother. I love the life i've lived and the life i live now. i love my partner, my 5 children, my friends and my home. I also love creating jewelry for the beautiful women who want to look chic, have fun, and love the lives they live too!

Saturday, September 18, 2010 New Pieces

Finally managed to list new items to the website. above are the 'marquise classic' earrings in gorgeous sapphire, ruby & emerald.  the variegated blue is a pristine cubic zirconia.

To the right are the signature teresat 'les cirques' - here in onyx green quatz, black spinel & a lovely tiny fresh water pearl.  Of course, as we all all know - these circles come in any color you wish - but i need to be sensiible - don't i!

Friday, September 3, 2010 jewelry design: smoky quartz, carved turquoise flowers, www.teresa... jewelry design: smoky quartz, carved turquoise flowers, www.teresa...: "here is the almost finished piece mentioned in my previous blog. i decided to use smooth, clear, smoky quartz as a wonderful contrast to ..."

smoky quartz, carved turquoise flowers,

here is the almost finished piece mentioned in my previous blog. i decided to use smooth, clear, smoky quartz as a wonderful contrast to the carved turquoise flowers. i played about with using the five flowers - toooo much - but rested on the three - offset to the left side. it measures approx 17" with clasp.  this piece has also been sent off to my photographer & all new pieces will be up on within the next few days.

organic pearl bracelet with swarovski encrusted, magnetic clasp
keishi pearl bracelet, swarovski encrusted magnetic clasp
i also got busy with a couple of lovely pearl bracelets i sent off to a customer in the week. i knew i had the color - she wanted the same clotted cream color pearl i had made into an earlier pearl necklace. these are quite different pearls, but each as lovely as the other.  maybe she will be happy to wear both of them! the gorgeous magnetic clasps make them a breeze to put on!  please don't forget to keep an eye on my website there will be more abfab pieces listed later this week! enjoy your wonderful labor day weekend!

Saturday, August 28, 2010 jewelry design: Ruby Red Jade jewelry design: Ruby Red Jade "Hope you have all been well! back to school for some & an end of summerish feeling for others. in any case, a shift in the feel of things ..."

Ruby Red Jade

Hope you have all been well! back to school for some & an end of summerish feeling for others. in any case, a shift in the feel of things wouldn't you say? i've been working on a 'bunch of things' as you would say if you were american or 'a ton of stuff' if you are english. anyhow, i have recently come across an ample supply of lovely jade rondelles; i love jade because it can mimic so many other gems. it can be dyed in so many colors and i have acquired jade in ruby red, emerald green, sapphire blue, amethyst purple and citrine yellow... i started with the ruby red which i have handwired with goldfilled wire into a lengthy 'Y' necklace typical of the teresat style. these beautiful ruby red jade rondelles are slighter larger than the genuine ruby rondelles i also work with - if this were genuine ruby - it would cost a small fortune because of the gem weight & cut! however, be assured, i do put as much love & labor into these pieces, regardless of provenance! so this piece (pictured), is long; about 45" actually, measured to the base of the crystal.  this rather splendid crystal is pretty huge i would say - and not for the faint hearted.  it is absolutely gorgeous and i was very happy to finally use it, given that it had lain in my bag of tricks for over a year with no design in mind.  it is a multi-faceted austrian crystal measuring approx  1" across & one & a half inches in length.  it is a shimmering raspberry red and pretty mesmerising i must say!  perhaps if i gaze into it long enough, i will see my future!
i suppose i could have photographed & shown you this raspberry crystal pendant before i had used it, & placed the jade rondelles beside it; then shown you the work in progress & so on.  this next photo is of a collection of carved turquoise jade flowers i have a mind to use. 
each flower measures approx one & a half inch across. on one hand i would like to use them on turqoise beads; clustered to the side or optionally to the front on say, an 18 - 20" length; on the other hand, i love to occasionally put turquoise with smoky quartz.  i think this would dress the turquoise up, much more sophis!  leave it with me & i shall show you the final result ... 'shortly' :)   in the meantime, keep your eye on - i am putting new designs into the web store this week and hope you will find something that you like! 

Sunday, August 22, 2010

TeresaT TinyTreasures

Introducing TeresaT's TinyTreasures! i mentioned in a recent blogette about my love of blending colors. i showed you then a cute pair of earrings & a simple necklace created with turquoise & lapis. another of my favorite blends is orange & red; & while i think of it - red & pink! a very east indian look, that i adore.  here at left is a tinytreasure of faceted, burnt orange cushions & a deep red faceted briolette - both are cz's  - or cubic zirconia.  this cubic zirconia is a created stone that is often as expensive as natural gemstones. i enjoy working with it because it offers predictability of size & shape, fabulous colors, and in the high quality of cz i work with - the faceting (the cut) of each stone is perfect.

turquoise & lapis