Saturday, December 18, 2010

Beads by the foot

This necklace has turned out to be one of my favorites. So far, I have been able to wear it so many different ways. I crocheted fancy jet black beads on matching black cord. This piece is over 5 ft. long. It can be wrapped up to 3 or 4 times around your neck depending on the look you're trying to achieve. I even wrapped it about 8 times around my wrist for a very bold 'eye catching' bracelet.

Sparkle for the holidays

These little beauties have been selling like crazy. I guess it is 'bling time' once again. Sometimes less is more. I made simple but elegant dangling crystal earrings in a smoky topaz, clear white, sapphire blue, and even opaque lavender glass. All of the findings were hand made and then hammered. I used nu gold (red brass wire) and copper wire.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Victorian goddess

This goddess/cameo necklace has a vintage "feel" with a bit of a modern twist. She is wire wrapped with copper wire and has a lot of texture and depth. The piece is adorned with champagne glass pearls, brass cameo button, lavender , blue, opaque white swarovski crystals, purple and amber glass and a green chalcedony briolette (tear drop). To add texture, I weaved and swirled a gold sheer ribbon through out the pendant. It hangs from a festive, iridescent cord and fastens with handmade copper clasps. It measures 28 inches in length but can be worn as a choker, as well if doubled around the neck.

Black Amethyst

This necklace was hand made with two kinds of wire. The frame is made from a aluminum wire and than wrapped with black oxidized steel wire. It is wrapped with amethyst beads and dangling amethyst nuggets and hematite beads.  The pendant hangs from a black leather cord. The design was inspired by a talented jeweler. Her site is called, Riqzmie Creations handmade jewelry by Yati Salem.  If you visit her blog you will find many beautiful creations and tutorials. The tutorial that inspired my necklace design can be found

I believe this beauty may have found a new home. My sister was a sweetheart and brought some of my work to share with he co/workers this week.  I thank all those ladies for taking the time to view my work and visit my site.