Wednesday, February 28, 2007

"Siam" - Bracelet

This is a new bracelet I just finished. This is really something different - it is made with 5 metal butttons and flourite bead chips. The beads run under the buttons in three strands. It is a very cool design.

Here is another picture of the bracelet.

Here is the bracelet laying flat.

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Two New Bangles

This bangle is called "Free Spirit" it is made with silver coils and has a black focal bead with two dark pink crystal supporting beads. It has a handmade clasp and an inspire charm on the clasp loop. It is very small and dainty and fits a 5 1/4 wrist.

This is a new silver coiled bangle called "Reflection" - it has a double silver coil as the focal and supporting silver beads. It has a hand made clasp and a silver dragon fly charm on the clasp loop. It too is very small and fits a 5 1/4 wrist.

These are both sold.

Thursday, February 15, 2007

"Bliss" - Bangle

This is something new I tried. The main element in this bracelet is a metal cut button 1 1/8 inch wide. It is attached to the wire mandrel of the bracelet. The wire coils on this one are burgundy doubled coiled - it also has a handmade clasp and a dragonfly charm. I like this idea a lot and I am going to make more bracelets with buttons. I am looking on e-bay to buy some steel cut antique buttons in different sizes - so far I have been outbid on the ones I wanted. I am going to make a trip to a few antique shops near me and also look when I go back up to our PA house - but in the meantime I will continue to look and bid on e-bay!

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Necklace Holder

This is one of the necklace holders I am making for craft shows that I hope to attend this year. I am trying to keep my cost down in the beginning so I can buy beads and wire to make my jewelry. I decided to try to make the necklace holders myself. I took cardboard and cut out a template and I just trace the template and cut out these holders, paint them black with acrylic paint and now I am in the process of making a backing so they stand up. They really look good with the necklaces on them. I have two sizes 12 inches high for longer necklaces and 10 inches for shorter necklaces - but you could make them any height.

Here is one with a necklace - I photoed this one with a flash so it looks grey rather than black - in the image above I scanned the holder and that is the real black acrylic color.

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

"Last Kiss" - Necklace

This is a new necklace called "Last Kiss" - maybe nice for Valentines Day? It is made of 8mm coral beads and a beautiful clay heart pendant from Ronna Weltman which I attached with copper wire.

Here is a closer look at the pendant.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

"Bayou" - Necklace

New necklace with 8mm China Jade beads and a Leopard Jasper and silver pendant. This necklace is called "Bayou" and is 17 inches long.

Here is a close up of the Leopard Jasper pendant with a bit of glare from the flash.

Friday, February 02, 2007

"Legend" - Bangle

I just bought some colored wire - this is black and I am having fun using it. This bangle is called "Legend". Silver and black wire and a black and white lampwork bead - handmade clase and spiral charm.