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.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Blue stone earrings

I spiraled and hammered copper gauge wire and then oxidized it to a dark blue/black color. The name of the stones is a mystery to me because the tag just said blue stones. I decided to make a netted frame in copper wire for the stone disc beads. The earring wires are hand made and torched to add a red/pink ball. The measure approximately 3 inches in length.