Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Guardian Angels Among Us ~ MMSC30

Welcome!! I'm posting this week's sample for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges here instead of my normal blog because I'm experiencing technical difficulties over there. I hope it works itself out.
I'm sorry, I'm going to have to keep this short for now as well, because I'm borrowing my oldest son's computer. Mine is being nursed back to health (hopefully) at the "computer hospital". I hope to be up and running as normal in the next few days! Stay safe everyone! :)

Monday, June 1, 2009

Sterling Silver with Copper Swarovski Crystals

Here is another pair of earrings I've made for the fall craft shows. The beads are handmade lampwork beads. How do you like that copper look mixed with turquoise and silver. Very Southwestern!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Floral Heart Key Rings

I went into a bead shop that was having is semi~annual sale last week and found these gorgeous heart~shaped beads. They literally jumped into my hands and I couldn't leave without them! So this week I got to play and came up with these lovely key~rings using the hearts and a mixture of Czech beads and Lampwork beads.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Handmade Lampwork Beads

This necklace, bracelet and earring set (earrings not shown) is made of some gorgeous handmade lampwork beads in colors I adore! I followed a simple beaded pattern with sterling silver and Czech bead accents because I wanted to enjoy the random colors encased within each glass bead. I love the way light is captured in the outer layer of clear glass making the inner colors seem to just come alive! Someday... I will learn to make these beads myself. :)
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Friday, May 8, 2009

Freshwater Pearls Set

This necklace and earring set is one I made about a year ago and then had a couple of requests to re~create it for customers at various craft shows. I've used some beautiful green rectangular freshwater pearls that I found at a bead show a few years ago and then saved for just the right project, mother of pearl discs, sparkly Swarovski crystals, along with sterling silver accents and Czech beads. What do you think?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Surf & Sand Bracelet

Here is a bracelet I made of beautiful glass beads with accents of sterling silver. I just love the mix of colors, the chunky shapes and the way it sparkles in the sunlight. It reminds me of a beautiful summer day along the coast.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Stars Sparkle ~ Necklace and Earring Set

Hi! Welcome to my new space to showcase some of my handmade jewelry. I wanted to share one of my favorite beaded pieces I've created from my collection of beads.

This is a necklace/earring set I created in earthy tones using jasper, a natural stone for the stars, fresh water pearls, czech beads, and sterling silver accents throughout the piece. Each dangle has been painstakingly wire~wrapped by hand using sterling silver wire and is completely secure. Although the clasp is not visible in this picture, it is adjustable from 16" to 18" so is nice for different necklines.

I will try to share some more of my beadwork in the next few days. Thanks for stopping by.