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.