Alica's artistic expressions are catalogued under her business named "Elements & Artifacts"
She creates beautiful jewelry pieces from a myriad of materials - recently taking up wire wrapping. Her themed jewelry and artwork is based on various myths, legends, histories, cultures, and customs. I think her designs are ethereal, classical, and very organic.
Alicia's extensive art education, includes a BFA in Graphic Design and Visual Communications
Please visit Alicia's Etsy Shop to peruse her beautiful designs, pieces, and artwork. Not only will you see beautiful jewelry, but also a glimpse of her superb graphic skills.
You can also visit her blog at: Blog
(Alicia's wonderful description...and using my moon focal "Caliban")
It has a stunning depth to the pale terra which recedes into a slate blue-grey horizon. The celestial sky holds a three dimensional quality to it, with hints of tiny pearlescent stars in the midnight blue. Three cubic zirconia stars sit at the forefront of the sky, just to the left of the crescent moon.
This original pendant setting is a reinterpretation of Thebe, a past design of mine. It features hammered sterling armatures that have been bound with ornate strands of sterling wire into a crescent shape which serves as a stunning frame to showcase the moon focal. Graduated sterling spheres accent the pendant while Czech glass pearls in midnight blue and darkened teal accent the luxe textured sterling chain.
This necklace measures 19" and closes with a gorgeous hook clasp. The nature of the hook clasp and the size of the chain links will allow you to adjust the length and fit of this necklace. The pendant is just under 2" high and 1.75" wide.
The accent beads on the suspending chain really tie in with the tones in the landscape. Beautifully done, Alicia! Thank you for your talent in transforming Caliban into a wearable piece of art.
(Another stolen description by Alicia, but it needs to be here!)
The Anemoi are the Greek wind spirits, gods who were given a cardinal direction and weather association. In art, they were often depicted as personified winged men, or gusts of wind, or as horses of the storm god Aeolus.
Zephyr is the west wind and bringer of soft spring breezes.
The beads hold windblown strands of periwinkle and lavender shot through with peacock, blue, and deep purple. The bracelet has been adorned with a Hill Tribes fine silver flower, sterling silver wire and beads, and briolettes of blue fire moonstone, aquamarine, tanzanite, and amethyst. The bracelet measures 8".
The added gemstones really pop the whole color theme and accent the lampwork so well. Me lovee!
I admire the way Alicia describes her creations, so I am going to steal her description regarding Thermisto.
Tenuous strands of metal bound to form something exquisite, graceful, unearthly. This wire pendant setting is a design that I originally sketched for a moon focal such as this, but which I was inspired to use early in my Seawater Relic necklace this past summer. The wire setting is meant to really showcase the moon pendant, with a mix of smooth hammered armatures and ornate wire wrapping. Sterling silver spheres accent the pendant setting as well as the darkened sterling chain. The necklace measures 19.5". The pendant setting is 2.25" high and 1.5" wide.
So pretty, Alicia and I love the way you have accented the chain with the silver spacer beads. Genius!
The very first moon focal that Alicia purchased was this one. She transformed it from a mere bead to a lovely necklace that she wears frequently. I am happy that she has saved some of her work to grace her neckline as I feel many artists are like the fabled cobblers - the cobbler goes barefoot while the patrons are decked out in fine shoes.
Here is "Jupiter". Beautiful, Alicia!
Here, Alicia, is sharing her necklace she has made with the moon focal "Epimetheus".
She has framed this focal with a meticulously wrapped wire circle which has been coaxed into a graceful shape with twists and turns of sterling silver wire. Also adorning the wrappings are sterling silver round beads. It hangs from a rectangular link sterling silver chain. The pendant has been nicely antiqued and polished to add distinction.
Where can you purchase this you ask? Nowhere - HA! Alicia is keeping this one for herself!
Good for you, Alicia!
A beautiful creation and I'm proud you love it to keep it for yourself.
Alicia has shared her latest creations using Beadles beads and these are "knock-outs"! (Thanks Alicia for allowing me to post these to my website.) I have used Alicia's descriptions as I think her words best describe how she came to her vision of the designs.
This is my moon focal, "Kalyke".
Two frames of hand-forged sterling silver wire come together to form a crescent moon which sits beneath the moon focal. Silver spheres accent the crescent and filigree curves of wire grasp the chain. The moon pendant spins in its setting, so you can choose which side of the pendant to display outward. The necklace is adorned with faceted pyrite cubes and black songea sapphires to draw out the amazing colors in the moon focal. Necklace measures 18".
Fantastic necklace, Alicia!
The moon focal in this gorgeous necklace is my "Ovda" bead.
This goddess-style setting of hand-forged sterling silver wire is emphasized with swirling filigree tendrils, silver spheres, hematite, and a blue fire rainbow moonstone. This necklace is longer than most and the pendant is intended to be worn down near your heart rather than up near your collarbones. It measures 24".
The top piece of this frame adds that special touch to balance the whole pendant. Beautiful, Alicia!
OBERON AND UMBRIEL
Here Alicia has used a pair of etched 18mm lentils which have sage green and pale mint green tones, accented by silvered ivory in her framed pendant necklaces.
They have been set within a wire-wrapped frame of sterling silver, with accents of genuine hematite and gunmetal. Necklaces measure 18".
I like the contrast of the shiny sterling against the gun metal! Grand framing of the beads.
This necklace was made with my "Galatea" moon focal.
Swirling filigree tendrils of hand-forged sterling silver wire have been ornately wire-wrapped and accented with silver spheres and hematite. The moon pendant spins in its setting, so you can choose which side of the pendant to display outward.
Necklace measures 18" and looks best when worn just barely below the collarbones.
Very graceful indeed and fantastic design.
This exquisite necklace was created with the "Winnecke" moon focal.
Alicia's own description of her work is first class.
Tenuous strands of metal bound to form something exquisite, graceful, unearthly.
Swirling filigree tendrils of hand-forged sterling silver wire have been ornately wire-wrapped and accented with silver spheres and black songea sapphires, which emit a sparkle of indigo when the light falls upon them. The moon pendant spins in its setting, so you can choose which side of the pendant to display outward. The chain links are center hammered to create a unique accent.
This necklace measures 18" and closes with a sterling hook clasp. The pendant setting is 1.25" long and 3" wide.
Can't wait, Alicia, to see what you create next! Thanks for sharing Europa with my visitors! Stunning!