Sunday, November 13, 2011

Woodland Spice: A Handcrafted Jewelry Collection

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Woodland Spice was a collection of jewelry created by
Erin Fickert-Rowland exclusively for Elysian Studios.
All pieces are one of a kind.

Cinnamon, Clove, Saffron, Spruce and Pine have inspired the Woodland Spice collection. These pieces are designed with handmade artisan focals, beautiful natural stone and wood components, and warm, earthy metals.  Glamorous and whimsical, the Woodland Spice collection offers jewelry pieces that reflect your unique style.

"Nouveau Spice"

This glamorous multi-strand necklace features beautiful Red Creek Jasper and Brown Snowflake Obsidian coins, warm Jasper Wood rounds, and sparkling faceted Glass Crystals.  Vintaj Art Nouveau Connectors have been customized with polymer clay to perfectly coordinate with the design of this necklace. Vintaj chain and clasp complete the necklace.

This Princess length necklace measures 17 inches, and has a drape of 11 inches from the back of the clasp to the front, bottom center of the longest beaded strand.  The necklace features an extender chain to adjust the length of the necklace up to 2 inches.

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"Nouveau Spice" Earrings

Shimmering Mocha and Sand Crystals and warm Jasper Wood rounds dangle from hand-finished Vintaj cable chain and French ear wires.  The earrings have a drop of  2 1/4 inches.

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"Tiger Lily" 

A beautiful handcrafted Polymer Clay focal by Humblebeads is the centerpiece of this necklace.  One side of the bead has a Tiger Lily flower carved into it, and the opposite side has a Dandelion burst.  The bead is had-painted with a gorgeous rust and deep brown finish, and sanded smooth to reveal the cream color of the clay.

The focal bead is complemented by asymmetrical Brown Wood stick beads, shimmering Orange Goldstone chips, golden Freshwater Pearls, Copper Filigree rounds, and Copper seed beads and daisy spacers. It is finished with a Copper Toggle clasp.  This Matinee length necklace measures 24 inches long, and has a drape of 13 inches from the back clasp to the bottom of the focal bead.

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"Cinnamon Silk"

Cinnamon-colored silk intertwines with two beaded strands to form this elegant necklace.  Rich brown and gold Freshwater Pearls are strung with Carnelian gemstone and Mocha Crystal faceted rounds, and are complemented by warm Beige glass rounds and Copper Daisy spacers.  A strand of Copper seed beads and smooth Copper rounds adds shimmer, and the three strands are connected with Beaded Copper connectors and finished with a Beaded Copper hook and eye clasp.

This Matinee length necklace measures 22 inches long and has a drape of 11 inches from the back to the front center.

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The "Tiger Lily" and "Cinnamon Silk" necklaces look stunning when paired together...

"Copper and Cinnamon Twist" Earrings

Faceted Carnelian gemstone and Mocha Crystal Rondelles, Copper Daisy spacers, and Beige Glass rounds swing delicately from handmade Copper French ear wires with Copper wire twists.  The earrings have a drop of 2 inches.

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"Cinnamon Branches" Bracelet

This unique bracelet features rich Dark Brown Wood stick beads, Gold Freshwater Pearls, brilliant Orange Carnelian rounds with Copper bead caps, and a Copper Filigree round surrounded by two handmade marbled Polymer Clay rounds.  The bracelet is finished with Copper seed beads which form the Toggle clasp.

The bracelet is not adjustable, but is sized generously and measures 8 inches long.

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"Cinnamon Stick" Earrings
Asymmetrical natural Wood stick beads dangle and twirl like mobiles from these fun earrings. They are finished with a sparkling faceted Mocha Crystal rondelle and Copper findings, including Copper French ear wires.  The earrings have a drop of  2 1/4 inches.

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"Allspiced Up" Earrings

Creamy Yellow Lucite discs feature a frosted Brown Leaf print, and hang from a hand-wrapped Copper link on Copper French ear wires.  Hand-wrapped dangles of  faceted Moss Agate, Goldstone, and Bronze and Topaz crystals sparkle and shimmer on top of the printed discs.  The earrings have a drop of 1 5/8 inches.

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"Little Canary"

A sweet "Little Canary" rests at the focal for this whimsical necklace.  This handmade bead by Humblebeads is hand-carved and painted with a soft Yellow and Cream finish, which also reveals the Terra-Cotta colored clay.  The Canary hangs from a large Vintaj jump ring that is beaded with Copper Rounds and a Vintaj Brass spacer bead.  

The necklace also features a large Vintaj Brass etched Eternity Ring, and Vintaj Brass cable chain, intertwined with Cream colored metal chain. Gemstones of Dark Green Lizardite Ovals, Goldstone and Moss Agate chips, and a Yellow Jade Tumbled Nugget, are hand-wrapped on coordinating wire links, and complemented by a singular Czech Glass Yellow leaf and Carved Bone round.

This Princess length necklace is 18 1/2 inches long with a drape of 11 inches from the back to the bottom of the Canary.  It is finished with a handmade wire hook and eye clasp that is designed to clasp on the side.

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"Changing Leaves" Earrings

These fun earrings feature all Vintaj Brass components, including the French ear wires.  Hand-wrapped gemstones of Dark Green Lizardite, Yellow Jade, and Goldstone dangle from White colored metal chain links.  The earrings have a drop of 2 5/8 inches.

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"Saffron Leaves" Earrings

Lovely golden Yellow Czech Glass leaves are hand-wrapped with copper wire and hang below shimmering faceted Goldstone rounds.  These earrings are finished with Copper components and Copper French ear wires, and have a drop of 2 inches.

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"What a Hoot"

A delightful handmade Owl Polymer clay sculpted focal steals the show of this necklace.  Perched a top hand-wrapped dangles of a Copper Oak Leaf and faceted Moss Agate, Carnelian, Topaz Crystal rounds and a Gold Freshwater Pearl, his Topaz Crystal eyes shimmer and catch the light.

A gorgeous strand of faceted Green Moss Agate rounds, Natural Pinon Nuts, Orange Carnelian rounds, Topaz faceted Crystal rondelles, Copper Oak leaves, Copper leaf tubes and small flowered Copper cornerless cubes complement the handcrafted Owl.  The necklace is finished with a textured oval Copper Toggle clasp that is designed to hook at the side.

This Matinee length necklace measures 21 1/2 inches and has a drape of 13 1/2 inches from the back to the bottom of the leaf in the focal.

"What a Nut" Earrings

Natural Pinon Nut beads dangle from the bottom of these Bohemian-style earrings.  Faceted Carnelian rounds, Topaz Crystals, and flowered Copper cornerless cubes are strung on Dark Brown Waxed Linen cord, and finished with Copper cord crimps and French ear wires.  The earrings have a 2 3/4 inch drop.

No Longer Available

"Carnelian Leaves" Earrings

Warm, shimmering, abstract Copper leaves swing from Copper French ear wires, and are complemented by hand-wrapped dangles of faceted Carnelian rounds.  The earrings have a drop of 1 3/4 inches.

No Longer Available


  1. i was grouchy this morning because the dog woke me up, which she never does. but after checking in with you here, i see what i really woke up to was beauty. WOW! you have been busy! so much to see and say. each piece is fantastic! my favs have to be Tiger Lily and all the Cinnamon pieces. i have the same fresh water pearls in the Cinnamon Silk--i bought them in Colorado in 2010 :-) those Cinnamon Stick earrings---i would wear those every day! love the sway and the earthy/flash combo!!! your collections are always something i look forward to seeing :-)

  2. WOW! Erin you have been busy. I love, Love these warm rich colors... Little Canary and What a hoot are my fav, but they are all just beautiful.

  3. What a beautiful reflection of your Woodland Spice mood board! I love the multi-strand necklace - it's so elegant . Tiger Lily and What a Hoot are also fab! The focals ( the owl, the bird ) and charms you use are exquisite. I wish I could have a peek at your bead and focal stash :-)

  4. Thank you all so much for your feedback and opinions- I love it! I had a great time creating this collection, and adding those handcrafted focals really made the difference!

  5. Oh Erin, your latest collection is absolutely stunning. I am constantly amazed by your creative genius. I seriously love every piece in this collection.

    Two things are obvious to me. You are following you passion. and you are very good at it!

    And one more thing - your site is just beautiful. I love your presentation, the photography, the design of the site. Very excellent effort.

  6. Beautiful , beautiful jewelry Erin Especially the Nouveau necklace!...and of course the little bird! You've really come into your own : ).


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