Helmetti is a Finnish jewelry designer whose skill with wire is truly inspiring. I was particularly taken with this woven wire pair of earrings using a herringbone pattern. The silver encases the fancy jasper gemstone beads, layer upon layer forming an unusual design. It's easy- sometimes way too easy - to bend wire. But it is another matter to bend it well!

This is not the first time I have featured her work. My past post on Peridot: The Evening Emerald showcased her "Tree of Life" pendant using this gemstone. Her original Flickr photo of these earrings can be found here. Her Finnish blog (see my blog roll on the right sidebar) also showcases more recent designs. Not everyone can read Finnish but all can appreciate the photos!

Photo with kind permission from Helmetti.