Friday, October 20, 2017

Cocktail Ring Paisley patterned fine silver 999 and Crystal Clear Quartz. Handmade metal clay jewelry by Arctida.

The holiday season is approaching and this time I wanted to make a statement ring that can be worn at the cocktail party. So here it is, the new addition to my ring collection. A Cocktail Ring with Paisley patterns, made of fine silver 999 (Precious Metal Clay) and faceted Crystal Clear Quartz.

https://www.arctida.com/en/20-rings
https://www.arctida.com/en/20-rings
https://www.arctida.com/en/20-rings

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Olga - Turquoise Kyanite Mint Chalcedony Sky Blue Topaz Citrine gold filled ombre necklace. Handmade jewelry by Arctida.

I've been making cluster gemstone necklaces for a while now and just wanted to show you my latest piece. This one is a custom order for a friend and colleague who wanted a summer inspired necklace :) The gems that I used are: Kyanite, Mint Chalcedony, Sky Blue Topaz, Sleeping Beauty Turquoise and Citrines all wire wrapped in 14K gold filled.

https://www.arctida.com/en/home/125-blue-topaz-kyanite-mint-chalcedony-turquoise-citrines-gold-filled-olga.html
 https://www.arctida.com/en/13-gallery-sold

 and here is some of my previous gemstone cluster necklaces...
https://www.arctida.com/en/16-luxury

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Book locket necklace OOAK miniature ornate book pendant in oxidized fine silver. Handmade metal clay jewelry by Arctida.

The winter is coming... the days are getting colder and wetter and it is a perfect time to curl up into a ball in your favorite cozy nook with a book and a cup of hot beverage of some sort :) So I present to you my second hinged book locket from my new collection (here you can find the first one), inspired by the days just like that...

This two-sided book pendant with intricate ornate pattern on both front and back is made of Fine Silver Precious Metal Clay (PMC) 999.

I think this could be a perfect gift for a book lover of some sort, don't you think? :)

https://www.arctida.com/en/home/123-book-pendant-oxidized-fine-silver-locket-necklace-pmc.html
 https://www.arctida.com/en/home/123-book-pendant-oxidized-fine-silver-locket-necklace-pmc.html

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Karya - Tree Bark Ring handcarved textured open band sterling silver 960. Handmade metal clay jewelry by Arctida.

A lot has happened since January, the time of my last blog-post. We've moved to another town called Luleå. It has been a huge change in our lives moving from central Stockholm apartment to countryside house in the Northern Sweden :) My new garden, nearby forest, the sea and Northern Nature in general has inevitably influenced my new designs... in my new house I have a new studio so stay tuned as more of my lovelies are on the way :)

Here is the first one - hand carved Tree bark open ring made of sterling silver (Precious Metal Clay Sterling 960).

https://www.arctida.com/en/home/124-tree-bark-ring-textured-band-sterling-silver-960-karya.html
 https://www.arctida.com/en/home/124-tree-bark-ring-textured-band-sterling-silver-960-karya.html

Friday, January 27, 2017

Elsie - Rock Crystal Quartz open ring Argentium sterling silver ring. Handmade gemstone jewelry by Arctida.

I love making all kind of jewelry but I have to admit making rings has been my least favorite part. Don't get me wrong, making a ring for my self or simply learning a new technique has been fun but making it for a customer is a different story. I was always so nervous if it would fit right. Anyhow to overcome my fears I decided to try stuff outside my comfort zone and that was I've been doing for the past year, making lots and lots of new rings with different techniques.

So here is the first ring of many to come. Rock Crystal Quartz and Argentium sterling silver ring. I actually combined two different techniques in this one, both soldering and fusing were used to make this ring.

http://www.arctida.com/en/home/122-rock-crystal-quartz-open-ring-argentium-sterling-silver-cocktail-ring-elsie.html

http://www.arctida.com/en/home/122-rock-crystal-quartz-open-ring-argentium-sterling-silver-cocktail-ring-elsie.html

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Velina - Square gemstone pendant Apatite Chalcedony Peridot green Quartz fine silver. Handmade metal clay jewelry by Arctida.

Just wanted to show you a pretty new pendant that I've made this spring. Its a bit to late for spring colors I know but hey better late than never :)

A little bit about the pendant: The textured square is made of Fine Silver Precious Metal Clay (PMC), adorned with a lush cluster of Apatite, Peridot and green Quartz rondelles on handmade fine silver ballpins and finished with a pretty mint blue Chalcedony square bead.

http://www.arctida.com/en/home/121-square-gemstone-necklace-apatite-chalcedony-peridot-green-quartz-fine-silver-velina.html
 http://www.arctida.com/en/home/121-square-gemstone-necklace-apatite-chalcedony-peridot-green-quartz-fine-silver-velina.html

Friday, October 21, 2016

Science jewelry Biohazard necklace fine silver pendant on leather cord. Handmade metal clay jewelry by Arctida.

As some of you know I work as a microbiologist at my day job. Over the years I've been working with a lot of dangerous bacteria and viruses: Streptococcus, Polio, HIV, Cholera, Hepatitis are just some of them... so it is only natural that I wanted to make a necklace for myself that looks like a Biohazard warning symbol, after all I'm surrounded by these signs at work I might as well wear one :) I finished this piece back in 2014 and since that time several of my colleagues and nerd friends ordered the same pendant so I thought it was time to list it in my shop as an addition to my Microbiology collection.

The pendant is made of solid silver (Fine Silver Precious Metal Clay pmc), partly oxidized to display the Biohazard symbol pattern and threaded on a black leather cord.

Oh and the blue bio-suit and mask you see on the first model pic is the actual protective gear/suit (informally known as "space suits") we use for some of the laboratory work :)

http://www.arctida.com/en/home/120-science-jewelry-biohazard-necklace-fine-silver-pendant-on-leather-cord.html
 http://www.arctida.com/en/home/120-science-jewelry-biohazard-necklace-fine-silver-pendant-on-leather-cord.html
http://www.arctida.com/en/home/120-science-jewelry-biohazard-necklace-fine-silver-pendant-on-leather-cord.html

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Gemstone hoops with Apatites, Amethysts, Citrines, Rubies, Green Quartz, Carnelians in 14K gold filled. Handmade gemstone jewelry by Arctida.

I love making custom orders and I love colorful jewelry. One of my online friends liked my gemstone hoops but she wanted them in smaller size and a bit different color combination. Such a perfect excuse to play with vibrant gemstones once again and hopefully make something special for her :)

So here are the latest gemstone hoops with Apatites, Amethysts, Citrines, Rubies, Green Quartz and Carnelians wire wrapped in 14 gold filled.

http://www.arctida.com/en/14-luxury
 Here is a small selection of gemstone sets that I've made before...

http://www.arctida.com/en/14-luxury

Thursday, September 15, 2016

14K Solid gold jewelry Golden Rutilated Quartz necklace wire wrapped in 14K gold. Handmade Luxury collection by Arctida.

One of my most favorite semiprecious gemstones is Golden Rutilated Quartz. I love how simplicity of Quartz combines with extravagance of gold. The golden rutiles are not the actual gold but a mineral Rutile (composed of Titanium dioxide often with iron, occasionally with some minor niobium or tantalum) but nevertheless they look like real gold needles. I purchase a lot of Golden Rutilated Quartz for my jewelry and I have different sizes and shapes in my studio and off course the best and most unusual ones I use for my solid gold jewelry *Luxury collection*.

So here is my latest beauty - Golden Rutilated Quartz necklace in 14K solid gold. It is made of one huge Golden Rutilated Quartz smooth briolette drop 18x12 mm and faceted Rock Crystal Clear Quartz round bead.

http://www.arctida.com/en/home/119-golden-rutilated-quartz-necklace-14k-solid-gold-venus-hair.html
http://www.arctida.com/en/home/119-golden-rutilated-quartz-necklace-14k-solid-gold-venus-hair.html
 http://www.arctida.com/en/home/119-golden-rutilated-quartz-necklace-14k-solid-gold-venus-hair.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Irina - Amethyst and Lapis lazuli necklace wire wrapped in sterling silver. Handmade cluster gemstone jewelry by Arctida

I've been making cluster gemstone necklaces for a while now and just wanted to show you my latest piece. This one is a birthday present for a friend who loves blues and purples :) Amethyst and Lapis lazuli necklace wire wrapped in sterling silver.

http://www.arctida.com/en/home/118-amethyst-lapis-lazuli-silver-necklace-irina.html
http://www.arctida.com/en/home/118-amethyst-lapis-lazuli-silver-necklace-irina.html
and here is some of my previous gemstone cluster necklaces...
http://www.arctida.com/en/16-luxury

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