Author Archive | Sarah Orlik

Resin Flower Pendant

Completed: Resin Flower Pendant.

This pendant evolved over time. Its unique because I created the wire wrap and the central resin piece. The resin piece in the center was created using flowers, a magazine clipping, and a liquid epoxy resin. I selected a group of small stones to compliment the central piece and wrapped them together in a cluster. […]

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silica pendant

Inspirationand First Steps: Gem Silica Pendant

  This week I am starting on a new pendant for myself! I’m excited about this project. I’ve been waiting for a while to have the opportunity to create something with this beautiful gem silica stone. I bought the stone from someone that I follow on instagram, who cuts stones and sets them into jewelry. […]

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Spontaneous Swirls

Completed: Spontaneous Swirls

This week I completed a pendant that doesn’t follow any rules! Lately, I’ve been working on designs that are really symmetrical. Its been challenging to try to bring that aspect into my art. This week I decided to let go of trying to conform to certain shapes and just let my imagination run wild. I […]

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Fiery Feather Earrings

Completed: Fiery Feather Earrings

I’m excited to share this pair of feather earrings made using one of my favorite stones: fire agate. Similar in quality to opals, another one of my favorites, fire agate has a glowing quality when light hits it. The fiery glowing parts of the stone vary in color and quality within the same stone. It […]

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Rutilated Ammonite

Completed Progress: Rutilated Ammonite

Rutilated Ammonite This week I finished this rutilated quartz and ammonite pendant for a good friend of mine. This pendant is hard to capture in a photograph. The light has to catch the quartz just right for the ammonite to show through. I finished the pendant with some twisted wire and spiral to provide some […]

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Fluorite with Points

Completed: Fluorite with Points

This pendant features a fluorite stone paired with amethyst and quartz. I love the combination of shapes and colors with this piece and waiting to wrap it for a while. My vision for this pendant is that it looks somewhat like a wing. I sometimes call it the fairy wing pendant. The stones are wrapped […]

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Pendant

Progress: Rutilated Ammonite Construction II

This week I continued my progress on an ammonite and rutilated quartz pendant. As I said in my beginning post on this project last week, my goal for this piece is to create the illusion that the two stones are fused together. I worked towards creating that by doing a very simple wrap on the […]

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Opal del Sol

Performer Spotlight: Opal del Sol

Opal del Sol has a passion for expressive movement. She first got involved in the Santa Cruz dance community by attending weekly ecstatic dances. Later she started attending the weekly West Cliff Lighthouse fire gatherings and was inspired to start learning fire staff. After she began doing local solo performances, Opal joined Goldtown Burlesque. Gold Town […]

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Fluorite chunk with mother of pearl

Completed: Fluorite and Pearls

This is an earlier piece that I’ve made. I like the way I’ve combined the different stones. When I was making this piece, I could really envision how the mother of pearl would fit in the curve of the fluorite chunk. I remember it being really fun to bring that vision to life. I used copper […]

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wire wrapped inspiration ammonite rutilated quartz

Progress: Rutilated Ammonite Inspiration

This week I started working on a new piece! I’m trying something that I’ve never done before; layering  one stone on top of the other. The top stone, called rutilated quartz is for the most part very clear. It acts almost like a magnifying glass for whatever it is on top of. The quartz piece […]

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