Sunday, December 31, 2006

"Amber" - Necklace

I made this necklace last night - it is called "Amber". It measures 17 inches and is made from small tiger eye chips. I wasn't sure what I was going to do with these beads - maybe just use them to make charms. I decided to try them in a necklace with a small pendant I had made from a carved bead and some wire. It really is a nice understated necklace and I think with the pendant it works.

Here is a closer look at the pendant - it measures 1 1/2 including the spiral.

Saturday, December 30, 2006

"Black Pearl" - Bangle Choker

This is a new bangle choker/necklace that I completed today. I used some black wire I had in this one and handmade all the charms in the front of the necklace. It measures 17 1/2 inches.

Here is a closer look at the charms. This choker is called "Black Pearl" but there are no pearls used in this design.

Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Charm Bracelet

This is my second charm bracelet - finished it today. I used single s-hooks in 14ga wire for this one - I like it a little better than the first but I am still experimenting with these.

Monday, December 25, 2006

"Ginger" - Necklace

I made this necklace last night, Christmas Eve - I guess I need to get a life! This necklace "Ginger" is 18 inches in length and is made of Orange Aventurine 8mm beads. The pendant is a shaded agate with silver- 2 inches in length. It is quite beautiful and it is on my jewelry web site Bangles & Beads.

Here is a closer look at the pendant.

Sunday, December 24, 2006

"Voodoo" - Bangle Choker

Just finished this new bangle choker/necklace. It has three large turquoise glass beads with purple flowers and lots of silver accents. It is on my jewelry web page Bangle & Beads.

Here is a closer look at the focal beads.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Charm Bracelet

Well I thought I would try a charm bracelet - made this today and it is a fun piece. I love the clinking noise it makes when it's on my wrist and the charms bump against each other. I want to make a few more of these - they are fun and interesting! This one is made with handmade s-hooks as a base and all handmade charms and clasp.

Thursday, December 21, 2006

"Metamorphosis" - Bangle Choker/Necklace

This is a new Bangle Choker/Necklace I finished this morning. It is called "Metamorphosis" and is 17 inches and it is made up of speckled pink glass beads and gold beads as accents. It also has a large pink focal bead used as a pendant. It is on my jewelry web site Bangles & Beads.

Here is a close up of the focal bead pendant. This color is closer to the actual color of the pink beads in the other photo they appear a bit darker.

I decided to make a bangle to go with this choker it is called Metamorphosis too - same pink speckled beads with gold and brass accents.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

"Spiral Dance" - Bangle Choker

Something new I thought I would try - this is a Bangle Choker/Necklace. It measures about 17 1/2 inches and fits around the neck just right. It is very comfortable to wear and looks great. It is silver with glass and silver beads and a silver pendant with a green and blue spiral. I like this a lot and think I will make a few more. This is on my jewelry web site Bangles & Beads.

Here is a closer look at the pendant - very nice. This choker is very empowering to wear, maybe I should keep it!

Thursday, December 14, 2006

New Linked Bracelet

This is a new linked bracelet I finished today - I am still learning but having fun. This one is kind of nice!

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

New Copper Linked Bracelets

These are two new bracelets I just finished - they are cooper and some of the beads are individually wrapped and all are linked with cooper eye pins and jump rings. Although I love to make Bangles and I think they are the perfect bracelet, I do want to expand my wire wrapping skills - so this is the next step for me. These two are my first attempt - they took me awhile but I hope to get better at wrapping. Here are individual pictures of both bracelets.

Saturday, December 09, 2006

"Smoke & Mirrors" - Bangle

New silver bangle - all silver and fits a larger wrist size 7 to 7 1/2 inches. This bangle is on my Jewelry web site Bangles & Beads.

Thursday, December 07, 2006

"Middle Earth" - Bangle

This is another larger size bangle I just finished - fits size wrist 7 - 7 1/2. It is copper with a large cream focal bead and wooden and copper accent beads. It is also on my Jewelry web site Bangles & Beads. I want to make a few more larger and smaller bangles and then move on to something new. I have found some great bead artists on the web and I am going to be buying some really cool new beads - I can't wait.

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

"In The Forest" - Bangle

When I make bangles I tend to make them to fit myself - medium/average size - my wrist is 6 1/4. I need to make some smaller and some larger. If I had a few larger at this weekend's show I would have had two more sales. I made this bangle last night called "In The Forest" and it is a larger size - to fit a 7 - 7 1/2 inch wrist. This is on my Jewelry Web Site now - I did a lot of work on the site yesterday and it is up and running.

Tuesday, December 05, 2006

"Aztec Mosaic" - Necklace

A new necklace "Aztec Mosaic" made of jasper chips, jasper beads, ivory glass beads and red coral beads. It measures 18 inches in length. This necklace has a brass toggle clasp. The pendant is a large glass bead wrapped in copper wire with a spiral on the bottom, it measures 2 inches in length.

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

"Christmas Cheer" - Bangle

A new bangle for Christmas. The larger bead next to the focal is a deep green and it looks black in this photo - too bad. Red, green and gold for "Christmas Cheer".

Monday, November 27, 2006

"Blue Ice" - Bangle

New bangle "Blue Ice" with center wrapped large turquoise focal bead and lots of silver. Also smiley sun charm - so why did I call this ice?

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

"Eye of the Tiger" - Necklace

New necklace - tiger eye pendant and beads. This one is called "Eye of the Tiger" and is 18 inches. The pendant has a reflection of the light/flash in it and it almost looks like an acorn - that is not in the stone it is just a reflection. I need to get a better photo of this necklace.

This necklace is sold.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

"Coral Dream" - Necklace

Necklace "Coral Dream" - red jasper pendant and coral and silver beads. This is for my December 2nd show - but I almost sold it yesterday. I really love this necklace - it is 17 inches and it is going to be hard to part with. Here is a close up of the pendant.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

"Old Gold" - Necklace

A new necklace for my December 2nd show. This is called "Old Gold" and it is made with Pietersite and gold beads. This necklace is 17 inches in length. The pattern on these stones is just beautiful.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

"Diva" - Bangle

New bangle called "Diva" for my show December 2nd.

Thursday, November 16, 2006

"Stormy" - Bangle

I wanted to make an all silver bangle - here it is Stormy.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

"Deja Vu" - Bangle

New copper bangle - with stone and wooden beads.

Saturday, November 11, 2006

"Penny" - Bangle

New bangle with lots of copper twists and some glass and wooden beads.

Thursday, November 09, 2006

"Miss American Pie" - Bangle

New Bangle "Miss American Pie"- red, white and blue silver bangle. The blue focal bead is much darker than it appears in this photo.

Sunday, November 05, 2006

"Desire" - Bangle

New silver bangle "Desire" Love this one with the dragonfly charm.

Friday, November 03, 2006

"Marigold" - Bangle

New bangle "Marigold" - copper and bead bangle. This copper bangle has three glass focal beads with copper spacers, copper coiled wire and small glass beads at the ends.

Thursday, November 02, 2006

"Alchemy" - Bangle

I have been making some new bangles - this one is called Alchemy - black and gold beads (although in this photo they look silver) - very magical!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Earth Mother - Necklace

New necklace - with a clay face pendant. Jasper chips, jasper beads, brass beads and black beads plus a brass toggle clasp - 17 inches long.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Bangles for Diane W.

This Bangle is called "Inspiration" because Diane has been my Tarot inspiration for a long time; without her knowledge and support my Tarot cards would still be sitting in a box in a drawer and the Odyssey Tarot would never have been born. This is a silver bangle with a large blue and white focal bead, lots of silver, blue and white support beads. Two charms and one is engraved "Inspire".

This is a copper bangle called "Rumble Doll" - and I need to say no more about that! It's focal beads are smaller than the "Inspiration" bangle and it has double coiled copper wire. A bit more casual and very in tune with fall.

Friday, October 13, 2006

Red and Copper Brangle

This is another attempt at a Brangle - copper and red beads, very nice. The beads are actually darker red with orange patterns - they didn't photo all that well. I think I will make some Brangles for my Jewelry Sale Site - Bangles & Beads.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

"Sunny Days" - Bangle

New brass bangle "Sunny Days" - this one just radiates warmth.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006


This is my first attempt at a brangle. A brangle is a bracelet in 3 segments, a bit more flexable than a one piece bangle. I want to make a few more of these for my Jewelry Web Page. I think I may keep this one for myself.

Sunday, October 08, 2006

"Twilight" - Bangle

"Twilight" - a new bangle made up in Pa. this weekend. I finally got my wire delivery and took everything up to Pa. with me. I made 2 bangles, but I am not comfortable making jewelry there - I think the lighting is not good. However I love the two bangles I made there. I really like the leaf charm I made for this one.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

"Stonehenge" - Bangle

New bangle called "Stonehenge". This copper bangle has carved focal beads with copper spacers, double copper coiled wire and wooden beads at the ends - very earthy.

Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"Autumn" - Bangle

A bangle to celebrate my favorite season "Autumn". This is a copper bangle with a large green glass focal bead. It also has smaller bronze, gold and green glass supporting beads.

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

"Dottie" - Bangle

New bangle called "Dottie" . This is a copper bangle with small red glass beads that have white/tan dots. The focal bead is a clear glass bead.

Friday, September 22, 2006

"Bear Totem" - Necklace

I finally made something for me! Bear is my totem animal and I made this necklace with turquoise and a bear charm. I have had the charm for a long time and used to wear it on a chain, it looks awesome on this new necklace. It is 16 inches long and has a beautiful silver leaf clasp - I love it!