Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Have a healthy Happy New Year!!!

I terribly miss holding my tools in my hands and the feel of my wire bending and twisting. I can't wait to get to playing with some beads, copper and pliers. I caught the dreaded winter cold/flu and it has knocked me on my butt. It hit me on Christmas day and is still going strong. I've come to the conclusion, I might as well just wait until after the first to dive into any new projects. For now, I will rest, dream of new designs and try and have a fun New Years Eve. I wish everyone a  healthy Happy New Year!!

Blessings to All

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Crocheted sparkle

This necklace is crocheted with tan/rust colored cord decorated with faceted iridescent beads. It measures approximately 31 inches. A great addition to wear with jeans or a sweater. It can also be doubled and worn as a choker.

Celtic Green

I made this necklace with copper wire and green opaque peridot glass beads. The chain is loopy which gives it a Celtic feel. It is unsymmetrical in design with copper chain on one side and green beads on the other. It can also be clasped into the loop link and worn as Y- necklace.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Curvy moonstone

I have an addiction to copper wire. I love making shapes, chains, pendants and sculptures from it. I made this chain from copper wire and added large moonstone beads between the curvy links. This necklace is very simply and pretty but is also comfortable to wear. I plan to get heavier gauge wire for a more chunky looking chain in my future projects.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Crazy S earrings

These copper wire earrings are S shaped and match the crazy S bracelet below. They have Blue dyed jade discs, moonstones and blue faceted glass bead dangles. These are real attention grabbers!


Crazy S bracelet

This wild shaped bracelet is hand made from copper wire. It dangles blue dyed jade discs, moonstones and blue faceted glass beads. Very funky and fun to wear. ;)


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bending Time

"Bending Time" This contest was the perfect time for me to gather all my broken odds and ends and recycle them into a new piece. This mosaic pendant holds different memories from different people in my life. I had broken jewelry that I kept from my grandmother, mother and even my daughters grandma. I've always wanted to make something from that old broken Bulova watch.:) You can even see the tiny rubies embedded in the watch. All the copper findings are hand bent, twisted, wrapped and hammered. I've taken a brass filgree end cap and flattened and reshaped it into a rose bud accented with a red Swarovski crystal. I have added garnet chips to add color and richness. Little seed beads are swirled and weaved into the pendant for depth. This pendant hangs from a velvet rope cord to give it a royal look. So even though the pieces, parts and beads may be inexpensive, there is a lot of time and love in this pendant.


This design was inspired by bubbles. I made this necklace at the end of summer. I love how bubbles capture a rainbow of iridescent colors. I only used my round nosed pliers and a marker to form the groups of circles. The pink shells and Swarovski crystals fit perfectly inside the circles to splash my bubbles with color. The chain is made from crocheted copper wire with little pink glass beads. The clasp was hand made from copper. It's amazing how much you save when you make all of your own findings.

Saturday, November 21, 2009


The necklace is made with black antique beads, Swarovski crystal rings, silver seed beads and a large silver rose center piece. Very pretty for the holidays or an evening out on the town.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009


This is another necklace from my "circles" collection. It is hand made from copper wire and decorated with antique red glass beads. It is a work in progress piece. I'll post the finished necklace when it's done. Necklace is all done.:)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Crystal Shell

This is a Crystal shell that dangles inside of a copper wire wrapped ring. It hangs from a black velvet cord.

Amethyst bracelets

The first bracelet is a double strand amethyst bracelet with facetted purple beads. The second one is hand made from copper wire and joined with amethyst beads.
The links have a Celtic look.

Monday, November 2, 2009


This is a special necklace I made for a friend. Her favorite colors are red and pink. It is her very own goddess.


This necklace is crocheted with black cord and has shell beads, green and red glass beads.

Tree of Life

This a my first attempt at making a wire tree of life. It has assorted stone chips of jasper and autumn colored glass. It hangs from a tan cord.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Copper bangle

This is a hand made copper wire bangle decorated with glass beads.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


This necklaces has the colors the golden sun and deep purple amethyst. It reminds me of a painting called,
Morning(De Morgan)by Phillip Otto Runge. 1808
Aurora appears in the mists of the early-morning dawn. You look into
her eyes and see her innocence! She reaches out, and
her finger touches your heart, and you sense the golden
radiance, like the fiery corona of the Sun. The corona
around the Sun – does it remind us of the coronary
arteries surrounding the heart? Corona is the Greek
word for a crown or a garland of flowers. ~~~ by Nick Kollerstrom

Friday, September 4, 2009

Fire Goddess

I made this mosaic with copper wire. It is decorated with a female button, moonstones, crystals, red glass. It hangs from a leather cord.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009


Midori is the Japanese word for "green." I love the color of these Howlite nuggets. They have different shades of greens ranging from lime sherbert to Kelly green. There is also lime faceted glass beads and green swarovski crystals. The color green is also associated with emotions, money, and has healing power. The choker measures approximately 16 inches in length and can be doubled to fit perfectly around the wrist as a bracelet. It has a ornate, silver toned, magnetic clasp which is strong and durable for these chunky nuggets.

Friday, August 28, 2009

Shell Earrings

These earrings fit nicely into the "natural collection." They are large tear drop shaped shell earrings with cool bumps and blisters. They are wrapped with S.S. plated wire.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Filigree butterfly

This copper wire butterfly is a work in progress. I have the basic structure down, now I just need to make it more stable and decorate it. Still gathering the colors I want. It is a rather large Pendant. I will share pictures as it progresses along.

Monday, August 17, 2009

special healing prayers

I just wanted to take out some special time for a fellow artisan and creator who's heart and spirit needs love, comfort and kindness. The intension of this blog is to manifest positive, healing energies to unleash unto the universe and lift the spirits of Cristine and her daughter and bring them total recovery.

May the Lord n LAdy hear this request, thanks be to goddess and god,
blessed be,

Thursday, August 6, 2009

All moved

It never gets any easier having to move. We finally got everything all moved into our new home. It was smaller so we had to downsize a bit. Finding a place for so much stuff. Yikes! I can finally unpack all my jewelry supplies and begin creating. Right before the move I did some jewelry demonstrations at the local fair every evening. Wasn't allowed to sell anything during the demos but did get to hand out lots of business cards and share my work. A good way to advertise and make some extra $.

Thursday, July 9, 2009



This crocheted necklace reminds me of a bowl of juicy limes and lemons. It is adorned with sparkling green glass beads, yellow Swarovski crystals. It measures approximately 18 inches and has a handmade copper hook & clasp. Notice my cat Pepe once again all up in my space. He walked in view right when I snapped the shot. :)


"Arianrhod": (Welsh) Goddess of the moon and stars, her silver represents karma, the Wheel of the Year and the web of fate. She is usually depicted as a pale skinned, fair haired Goddess Arianrhod is keeper of the circling Silver Wheel of Stars, a symbol of time. Call on Arianrhod to help you with past life memories and difficulties as well as for contacting the Star People. In the Avalonian Tradition Arianrhod corresponds with Fire Elementals and the 3rd (heart) chakra. Her symbols include:.A Silver Wheel, The Moon ,The Stars, The Corona Borealis, Seasonal Rites, Fertility, Reincarnation, Regeneration, The Cycle of Birth/Death/ReBirth, Weaving.
I made this moon goddess pendant from copper wire and Swavorski crystals. It has both iridescent lavender crystals and ice blue crystals. A sparkly moon hovers over a free form like moon goddess .

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The curious cat

The most peculiar thing happened today while I was sitting at my jewelry desk. I was working on a pendant and my cat Pepe jumped up to snoop around. This isn't out of the ordinary, he's always bumblin' around knocking things over ..moving my beads around.:) I looked over and he was eating something. I can't believe it! He was eating my little balls of melted silver. I had them sitting on top of a brick. He had already ate a couple before I noticed. My boyfriend asked me if I was going to search for them when he went to the bathroom. LOL..No, I'll considerate it a loss. I hope he doesn't get sick.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Local Fair

I'm getting excited about this year's fair. My honey and I are both going to be doing art demonstrations at the local fair. He is going to be painting in Oils and I am going to make jewelry. We get to demo about 2 hrs every day so I can mix it up and make wire jewelry and crochet jewelry. I need to reorganize my tackle box before the event. I want to take lots of pictures and meet new people. This is a great way to advertise my work.:)

blessings to all,


Thursday, July 2, 2009

"Aditi "

Aditi - a Hindu Goddess from India, keeper of the light that illuminates all life and ensures consciousness. She gave birth to the universe and the heavenly bodies. This Piece captures the colors of the sun. It has a bit of an Eastern feel to it, thus the name of a Hindu Goddess.

It is a mosaic pendant made with copper wire and bold Swarovski crystals.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Crocheted Seashell

The natural Collection. This one is crocheted with cream cord and green seashell nuggets.

Crocheted Agate

Adding another necklace to my crocheted natural collection. I used cream colored cord, Jasper, Agate, red Jade. Labradorite chips, Crytals, and glass beads.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

The natural collection

I'm working on a variety of necklaces and chokers crocheted with cord, gemstones and beads. They are very light, comfortable and perfect for summer. I will post more pictures as I finish them. This one has Yellow Chalcedony briolettes, red Jade, amethyst and jasper. There are a couple of events coming up next month that I am participating in and I want to have some pieces ready to display.

Blessings to all,


Monday, June 8, 2009

Boiled eggs

I've been wanting to try this stinky project for a while. :) I found some info online about oxidizing my Sterling silver jewelry naturally with boiled eggs instead of harsh
chemicals. The results were successful. I made some earrings with some large black Labradorite tear drop stones wrapped in a simple sterling silver wire setting. All I had to do was boil an egg, crack and peel it and then chop it up. I placed it in a plastic container with a tight fitting lid along with my earrings. The eggs need to be hot. I I left them for about 15-20 minutes and took them out. They were changing color already but, I wanted them darker. I removed the earrings, and placed the container with eggs in the microwave for about 15 secs(depends on the power of your micro wave) I put the earring back in, gave it a little shake and covered them back up. I did this a couple of times until I got the results I wanted. The silver turned a pretty blueish black, almost a gun metal color.