Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thinking out loud

Why is it when you are you running out of beads for a project, it is only by 1 or 2 that you are short? Oh, the disappointment when you realize you were almost complete. Oh well, at least I wasn't short on the wire that would have been a pain in the ass to correct . lol

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Blue wing earrings

These earrings are made with black steel wire and midnight blue crystals.I can't wait to make a necklace with floating wings. On to the next creation.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Earrings for Christmas

It's time to make an array of wire wrapped earrings for the holidays. Aluminum wire is very popular since larger earrings can be made without the extra weight. I like to mix different types of wires together. The first pair is made from copper colored aluminum and wrapped with copper wire. Hand torched rose colored head pins add a splash of color.

The second pair is made from black oxidized steel wire. I call these Katydids. They remind me of  insects. :)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Retro~Heart necklace

I made this necklace with black oxidized steel and copper wire. The piece mimics the rhinestone jewelry my grandmother used to have in her jewelry box. The heart was decorated with blue and green faceted glass and then a patina was added to blend the two metals together. The chain is handmade with steel wire. It measures approximately 18 inches.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Wire wrapped collar

I've started a collar for the wire wrapped dyed blue sea jasper.. So far it's starting to look Egyptian in style :) I will post new pictures when I have finished the necklace.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


This is the beginning of a collection of Renaissance/Victorian jewelry I am working on . Guinevere is hand made with copper wire, a large agate bead, quartz crystal that has been netted and wrapped and crystal beads. The collar was shaped into a Celtic design and the oxidized to a deep bronze color. The green agate bead has weaved, free form wire work added. The S link chain is hand made and has been oxidized and is ready to be polished and then added to the collar.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Finished heart necklace

I finally designed a collar for the weaved heart necklace. circled, hammered and then was finished with a bronze colored patina.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Weaved copper heart

Hand made balled copper wire formed and then weaved into a heart pendant. A vintage crystal bead is wrapped in copper as a dangle. Still deciding what I want it to hang from.

wrapped pendants

I wrapped the two blue sea sediment jasper( dyed stones)in copper wire. One is wrapped with square wire into a frame and the other is coiled and then netted onto a frame. The third pendant is a large labradorite cab with a beautiful flash of greenish blue. I wrapped it in black, oxidized steel wire.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Paragon Inc 2nd edition

This is a commissioned piece I made for a friend and very talented artist. The pendant is the letter P made with copper wire and is adorned with black Australian crystals. A fuse is attached and wired with fiery orange and yellow crystals. The chain is a hand made spring link design and measures approximately 25 inches in length.  

Monday, July 25, 2011


Áine (Irish pronunciation: [ˈaːnʲə]) is an Irish goddess of love, summer, wealth and sovereignty. She is associated with the sun and midsummer, and is sometimes represented by a red mare. She is the daughter of Egobail, the sister of Ailken and/orFennen, and is claimed as an ancestor by multiple Irish clans.

The necklace is a bundle of bright summer colors of amber, yellows, gold and greens. There is a mixture of stones, crystals and plastic beads. The beads are woven and laced together with copper wire adding a rich warm feel. Both sides are beautiful to look at and it can be worn either way.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Paragon Inc. Pendant

Paragon Inc. an entertainment company that’s dedicated to the progress and the preservation of uniquely personal forms of art and entertainment. The Paragon mission is to effectively encourage and support artists and individuals to create fresh and cutting edge entertainment. We encourage our clients and Team to create entertainment and art free from the oft times overwhelming influences of the MAIN STREAM music and entertainment industry. We want people to make what they love, not what they feel people want to hear for acceptance. The original will become the new trend. Now that's Paragon!

I designed this Pendant for Eru, a friend and talented artist of Paragon Inc. I hand made the P from copper wire and wrapped it with sapphire crystals which make the logo look like it's surrounded in lights. I handmade little coil springs and linked them together to make the chain. Over 25 ft of wire was used to make the chain.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Copper Wire Jewelers Magzine #5

Check the latest issue of Copper Wire Jewelers Magazine #5 As always, it has wonderful articles and beautiful copper jewelry.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Goddess and the Snail

Time to pull out the paints and trinkets. :) I have so many "bits n bobs" saved from left over projects and broken treasures that I thought I'd put them to good use. This piece is acrylic on a small 6x8 in. canvas panel. I added a weaved sun from copper wire and one of my faceless goddess wire pendants. The snail is made from a broken pottery bowl that was given to me as a gift. I didn't want to throw it away so I saved the spirals. I glued the wire work and pottery to give it a 3D look.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Amethyst and Coral

These twisted wire necklaces are always fun. The possibilities are endless. I have  always loved the combination of purples and reds together. It has a  somewhat of a "Bohemian feel" and the colors look so rich and royal. I used amethyst nuggets, dyed jade and dyed coral beads. There are purple crystals scattered through out the necklace.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Fun with hoops

Hoops are perfect for summer time. Especially with they have a splash of color added. I used Yati's design from her website. Check out her beautiful jewelry and designs at
The first hoops are made with black annealed steel wire and then wired wrapped with dark, "opal like," faceted glass, beads. A couple of jump rings were added for extra swing. :)

 As you can tell they are very large hoops.

 The next hoops are made with the same tutorial only I used copper wire with turquoise colored glass beads.


The last ones are the same design but shaped into a tear drop shape. I also changed the design a little and added a loop of beads in the center. These earrings are made with copper wire and crystals and glass beads.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

"Peek a Boo" and "Hit n Run"

I apologize to my fellow bloggers, Facebook friends and jewelry friends for my disappearance over the last 2-3 months. I am without internet these days and have been adventuring to the library to use public computers to stay in touch with friends, emails, blogging, and FB. I barely get registered to a computer and it my times is up. I feel like I'm playing "Peek a Boo" on FB sometimes. ;-)

My youngest sister was diagnosed with cancer a few months ago. She is a real trooper and a very positive woman. She has been going through Chemo and has finally finished her last dose. We are waiting to see if they can proceed with surgery. Needless to say, a big sister hates feeling helpless watching her baby sister go through such an ordeal. I find much comfort walking and riding my bike. Being outside and listening to the universe always calms a heavy heart. To those who have blessed me with their friendship, I apologize for my sudden silence. As soon as I am plugged back in, I can update more often. While making jewelry doesn't take priority right now it is still one of the best ways feel good.

Steel and Stone necklace

This necklace has a industrial "feel" to it. It is full of color, depth and textures. I used annealed black steel wire in 2 gauges and roughly weaved it together. Afterwards, I wired an assorted mixture of stones such as ; agates, jaspers, dyed jades, citrine, amethysts, rose quartz and coral to the frame. Once in place, I wrapped the stones once again in random fashion with 24 Ga. wire. I used a chunky antiqued finished brass chain to hang it from. A brass and black heart charm dangles from the bottom of the pendant.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!!!

Sending out Happy Mother's Day wishes to all the beautiful ladies out there. May your day be filled with special memories and you make news ones, as well!

Blessings to all,


Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Organic Bride

This crocheted necklace has a very "natural" feel with a hint of elegance and simplicity. I used Mastex cord in earthy tan color and alternated abstract shaped glass nuggets, mother of pearl, and crystal beads.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Chartreuse Noir

Chartreuse  is a color halfway between yellow and green that was named because of its resemblance to the green color of one of the French liqueurs called green chartreuse, introduced in 1764. The focal bead is a large yellow/green Agate that is wrapped with black, oxidized, steel wire. This necklace started out with a completely different look. Originally, I wire wrapped the large Agate with the netted technique. I had problems with the mechanics of how the segments joined together. The bead has a twisted like cut to it and doesn't lay flat therefore, making for an uneven wire frame. I ended up cutting it apart and rejoining all the pieces. I am pleased with the end results. The opaque , yellow beads are dyed yellow jade. There is also two onyx nuggets wired to the frame along with faceted, yellow, glass beads.  

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Pink shell pendant and earrings

As requested by a customer, these earrings and matching pendant were made to go with the pink shell dangle bracelet in the previous post. The pendant is a free form mosaic, organic in design made from copper wire, pink shell, dyed cherry red jade nuggets, and stone beads. The earrings are made with dainty copper chain, two kinds of pink shell beads and red jade. All balled head pins are hand made with torch to create that rosy pink hue.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Pink Shell bracelet

This piece is loaded with different colors of pink shell, stone and dyed red jade nugget beads. It has lots of swing and lots of dangles. The clasp is hand made from copper wire, as are the rose ball head pins.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Black Ivy

This necklace was made with black oxidized steel wire. The chain links were shaped and hammered into leaves and vines. Green briolettes were wired and wrapped to the leaves and a beaded flower was placed in the center as focal piece. 

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Here are some pretty vintage Valentine's cards and post cards.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Flower Power pendant

This pendant has layers of color and lots of depth. The ivory flower is ceramic and made form one of my mother's old clip-on earrings. The other two flowers are made from beads. Nestled between them is a wire wrapped quartz crystal. Assorted crackle glass chips are sewn in around the beaded garden. There are also crystals, stones, coral beads, and mother of pearl.