Sunday, January 28, 2007

"Goldie" - Bangle

New bangle called "Goldie" - very nice in brass.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

"Sweet Jane" - Bangle

I bought some colored wire and did some twisting today. This is a new bangle "Sweet Jane" using the colored wire with copper.

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Rings

These are my first attempts at making rings. I bought a ring mandrel and made these simple rings for a start. They are fun to make and really comfortable to wear. Rings are going to be a good way to use up my extra beads and stones. I hope to get better and be able to make more elaborate rings soon but for my first try I am pleased.

Sunday, January 21, 2007

"Rosie" - Necklace

This is a new necklace I just finished. I went to a bead shop in Red Bank, NJ today and bought these pink beads to go with this pendant. The necklace is 17 inches in length with a silver toggle closure. The beads are 10mm Rhodonites and the pendant is silver and rose quartz 1 1/4 inches. This is a beautiful necklace - the rhodonite beads are awesome.


Here is a closer look at the rose quartz pendant.

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

"Love & Rockets" - Bangle

A new silver bangle - "Love & Rockets" don't you just love the name. I think that was a comic book title. It is all silver coils and beads with a silver heart charm and silver clasp - looking good.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

"Circle Within" - Necklace

Finished this last night and I love, love, love this necklace. The beads are 8mm picasso jasper and the pendant I think maybe clay, I am not sure. It measures 17 inches and looks awsome around my neck, I tried it on and it is very comfortable. It also has a new silver toggle clasp that I just bought - very nice.



Here is a close up of the pendant but there is glare from the flash in this picture.

Monday, January 08, 2007

"Sandalwood" - Necklace


New necklace made with tiger eye 8mm beads and a tiger eye and silver pendant. Measures 17 inches.



Here is a close up look at the pendant.

Friday, January 05, 2007

"Sea Foam" Necklace and Charm Bracelet


I bought these turquoise colored beads awhile ago and didn't know what to do with them. Then I bought a larger bead and the colors matched so good I decided to put them together. I thought they would look good with copper accents - so I made the pendant and then strung the beads with copper spacers. "Sea Foam" necklace, it measures 17 1/2 inches in length.



Here is a closer look at the handmade pendant.



So I had quite a few beads left over so I decided to make the "Sea Foam" charm bracelet. All handmade charms and a nice copper clasp. This bracelet fits a 6 to 6 1/4 inch wrist. Lots of copper in this one!

Thursday, January 04, 2007

"Divine Lavender" - Bangle

This is a new silver bangle with a opalescent long focal bead and lavender and silver supporting beads. This one is lovely.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

"Azure" - Necklace


This is a new necklace completed last night. It measures 17 inches and is called "Azure". The beads are 8mm blue aventurine and the pendant is silver and dark blue sodalite. It also has silver spacers and a beautiful silver flowered toggle clasp.



Here is a closer look at the pendant - this necklace is very calming.

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

"Kathmandu" - Bangle

This is a new bangle made with a large Tibetan bead as the focal. I LOVE this bangle and maybe I may just keep it. I want to get more of these Tibetan beads they are so nice and look great in bangles.

Monday, January 01, 2007

"Heart & Soul" - Necklace

This is a new necklace I finished last night - New Year's Eve - it is called Heart & Soul. It measures 17 inches and is made up of a handmade pendant using clay beads made by Ronna Weltman. I bought the coral beads used in the necklace this past week at Soujourner in Lambertville, NJ. They are sponge coral and odd shaped. The actual beads are a darker red than in these photos. This necklace also has silver beads as spacers and a silver clasp.



Here is a closer look at the pendant. The clay beads are so beautiful and these photos do not do them justice.