Tuesday, April 27, 2010

El Sun

Head to your favorite chair ..preferably a classic golden chair and relax to the sweet beats of El Sun.http://elsun.bandcamp.com/

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Faceless girl

She started out as meaningless shape that sat in my desk with other unfinished projects. One day, I picked it up and saw a face. From there my imagination took over. One of my jewelry friends said she looked like a flapper girl. :) That is exactly what I saw in her. She is coiled with copper wire and is weaved. I want to attach her to a wide piece of black velvet.

Thursday, April 15, 2010


Archie is a short name for Archibeadies 

Archimedes of Syracuse (Greek: Ἀρχιμήδης; c. 287 BC – c. 212 BC) was a Greek mathematician, physicist, engineer, inventor, and astronomer. Although few details of his life are known, he is regarded as one of the leading scientists in classical antiquity. Among his advances in physics are the foundations of hydrostatics, statics  and an explanation of the principle of the lever. He is credited with designing innovative machines, including siege engines and the screw pump that bears his name. Modern experiments have tested claims that Archimedes designed machines capable of lifting attacking ships out of the water and setting ships on fire using an array of mirrors.
Funky Archie will hang out with the other owls in my collection. I decided to add wings to this owl. His eyes are wired with red swarovski crystals and black Hematite beads. His body is shaped, hammered and coiled with copper wire. I added yellow/orange dyed Howlite briolettes for his wings. His body has brown seed beads, red and yellow crystals and glass beads.

warm your heart owl

This little gal is made with colors of friendship and love. This pendant is made from copper wire, pinkish coral colored shell beads for her eyes. The center is a deep blue faceted glass bead. Her body was shaped and hammered into a heart and wired with shiny pink beads. She is hand made and coiled with lots of 26 Ga. wire. She is ready for a new home.:)

Monday, April 12, 2010

Spider web pendant

I found this cool design in one of my jewelry books called Contemporary Copper Jewelry.. Step by Step Techniques and projects. It is a wonderful book and can be found at Barnes n Nobles.  It has great jewelry by great artists. I found one that I've been wanting to try for some time. It's called the Spider weave pendant by ~~ Sharilyn Miller. I used a large Turquoise Howlite bead and copper wire for my piece. I did change the weave a tiny bit. After I finished, I oxidized the pendant to a grayish blue tint. I've been having lots of fun with oxidation but, I will save that for another post. :) The other side of the pendant is captured by spirals.

Friday, April 9, 2010

Vine earrings

I made this earrings from copper wire and green shell chips and cube swarovski cube beads. I shaped and hammered them into leaves, wired green chip beads and then wrapped hand torched copper head pins around the edges to form vines.