Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Kitties and Cream... or Kitties and Gemstones and Pearls

I am a junkie when it comes to sterling silver charms, and especially when it comes to sterling cat charms. When I find a new or unusual one, however, I have a habit of hoarding it, as I did with the charms on this bracelet.

One is a tiny kitty with pearls for his belly and face. It has been in my secret stash for years and I am finally letting it out, to mix with other kitty charms.

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Another is a filigree kitty I found on a bracelet. I've used some of these before, but this is the last of them so I've kept it on a very short (sterling) leash. She is finally out in the open, but I've attached a freshwater pearl to her tail (and several in a cluster above her head) to slow her down.

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The third I bought as a vintage charm. Though I am not sure of its provenance, I am pretty sure it's an unusual charm, and thus subject to my packrat hoarding. I've dolled this one up with more freshwater pearls.

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The color of Gracie's eyes was the inspiration for the color scheme of this bracelet. They are a haunting amber.

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To match those colors, I used gemstones and freshwater pearls for the bead charms. There are polished nuggets of Yellow Jade, Citrine nuggets, and Chalcedony disks. Vintage Czech seed beads and Swarovski crystals set them all off.

I love the colors on this one, and think you will, too. Especially if they match YOUR kitty's eyes.

It's right here.

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