Thursday, July 28, 2011

BEST Featured Artist: CKSilver

Sweetheart Wire-Wrapped Pendant
Meet Cindy and Marilyn of CKSilver, a mother-daughter team based out of Whelan, WA.  Their specialty?  Creating sterling silver jewelry.  In particular, they design bracelets, earrings, and necklaces that are both elegant and yet use natural materials such as pearls, crystals and semi-precious gemstones.  While the two women create slightly different designs, their jewelry as a whole reflects their respect for God and the creations they see around them.       

My favorite CKSilver piece is the sweetheart pendant pictured above!  The swirls of blue and green remind me of the ocean or a picture of a galaxy, which gives this pendant a mystical sort of vibe.  It is also sparkly (always a weakness of mine) since it is topped with swarvoski crystals  Imagine wearing this pendant on a dainty silver chain!

Southwest Autumn Bracelet
And here is another very interesting piece in their store: the Southwest Autumn bracelet.  I like this bracelet for two reasons.  First, I love the mix of irregularly shaped turquoise beads with the smooth silver, jasper and garnet beads.  These mix of shapes create a bracelet that is chunky and yet still elegant.  Second, they chose a great mix of colors.  The red and brown gemstones are a surprising complement to the bright turquoise gems.  And the color combination also makes this a great item for summer!

Blue Whimsidot Earrings
And how about this cute earring set made from blue sodalite?  They are simple and classy, yet at the same time they are fun and have a cute "twist".  And I love the description they provide of this item, which says that, "These earrings are so fun and whimsical, and remind me of perfect little garden chairs sitting in a beautiful manicured English garden."  How much more perfect could these earrings get?  Plus, I seem to have an attraction to their blue pieces of jewelry!

Here are a few more of our favorite products from CKSilver:

Midnight Remembrance Silver Cross Necklace
Summer Fun Sterling Silver Bracelet
Amethyst Dream Earrings
Many of these items are part of a matching set, so be sure to check out all of their products over at their Etsy store, as well as their Blog!

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1 comment:

  1. Wow! What a lovely feature! Thank you so much!