Monday, July 19, 2010

Your hair is for more then just your head.

Today I stumbled across an interesting article on Bead Snob's blog. It is titled Authentic human hair jewelry by Larissa De Souza.
"Larissa de Souza is a NYC jewelry designer who views hair as a great medium for sculptural design. She does custom jewelry work using your hair or a loved one's. " Click the link above and check out her interesting post.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Fat Cat

This cat is made from copper wire and loaded with colorful swarovski crystals. His eyes have been balled with my torch and dipped in water to make them pink.

Friday, July 16, 2010


I love making owls out of copper wire. This owl's name is Chuck. He is named after a friendly homeless man we met. Chuck is made with coiling, weaving and netting techniques and measures about 3 1/2 inches x 2 inches. He hangs from a long copper chain and looks quite retro.

I made this large owl especially for  Copper Wire Jewelers- issue 3. Chuck can be found on the last page (25)  The magazine is beautiful from cover to cover. It is full of talented artists and wonderful articles. A big thanks to Lois and Hot Glue Media.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Crocheted Jewelry

Ck out these wonderful crocheted designs at Handmade Jewelry Club's blog site. Truly, another example of wearable art!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Blue Crystal

This is a mosaic pendant made my copper wire and blue and iridescent crystals. I made an oval shaped frame and the weaved it together. I accented  it with deep blue crystal beads A copper chain swings across the center. It hangs from black leather cord with blue crystal beads.

Butterscotch Pendant

This is another recycled piece. It is made from copper wire with a weaving technique design that I found from

Nancy Wickman's online blog . She has a great tutorial on her blog. I changed up her design a bit and added my own little touches. :) The frame hangs from an old toggle piece. I added a swarovski crystal bead in the middle of the weaved frame. A beautiful, butterscotch, Chalcedony briolette dangles below. This necklace is approximately 18 inches in length.

Retro Rhinestone heart

This heart was inspired by the rhinestone jewelry my grandma used to wear. As a child, I used to love looking through her wooden jewelry box. It was loaded with bold, sparkling brooches and unique chokers. I made this piece from copper wire. I used a combination of coiling and weaving techniques, The center focal piece is an old button. It is surrounded with red, faceted, glass beads. I still haven't decided if I will make a choker or a brooch out of it.