|Written by Christin Miller on Monday, February 01, 2010|
|Jewelry You Will Fall For|
Handcrafted Silver Designs by Richard Schmidt
I recently discovered the beautiful sterling silver jewelry designed by Richard Schmidt, and I wish I had known about it sooner! I just love his unique pieces, and I know you will too.
Richard likes to combine metals and finish them differently to create contrast. He also likes to combine different stones in his jewelry. Each piece is a little different because it is individually hand crafted. Richard is inspired by the hill country of Texas and the great Southwest, and the jewelry that he makes has a special meaning to him.
Wouldn't one of his special hand crafted pieces make a wonderful Valentine's Day gift? Here are a few of my favorite pieces, including hammered sterling silver and garnet heart earrings ($185), a silver and turquoise heart pendant ($225), and a hammered sterling silver cross pendant featuring a heart and crown design ($125). They are all gorgeous, and would definitely be well received as gifts for Valentine's Day (or any other occasion!).
The three pieces featured below, along with more spectacular jewelry by Richard Schmidt can be found on the Trends and Traditions Boutique website.