You all know of the beautiful model and star of the hit television show “The Big Bang Theory”, Kaley Cuoco, right?!
Thanks to my participation in The Artisan Group, I have the wonderful opportunity to create jewelry to be included in a gift bag full of artisan made pieces for Kaley Cuoco! I was a bit nervous, especially after finding few photos of her adorning much jewelry. She seemed to favor very petite and understated pieces. I did a bit of research and discovered that, not only was she born in the same month as me, but she was raised close to where I was (the Central California Coast). So, having “so” much in common, I should be able to create something she will love.
Several attempts later, I came up with the necklace shown below. I created the “K” initial by hand (and with the help of a torch) using fine silver and accented with a beautifully faceted citrine gemstone in honor of her November birth. I tried to stay true to my fondness for earthy and rustic pieces by combining 14k gold-filled wire and using it to enhance the rich warm hue of the citrine. The earrings are a beautiful compliment, and I just love how they turned out; the wire wrapping, the simplicity, and how the handmade gold ear wires complete the look. I hope she loves them too!