Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage meets Steampunk

This pendant is another example of recycling broken jewelry and trinkets. After making a shell of sorts from copper sheet, I filled it with old and new treasures. There are old rhinestone buttons, a chess clock gear, a segment from a vintage choker and a crystal from a chandelier. I made a weaved bail and a couple of twisted copper beads to add to the black leather. All the findings are hand made from copper wire and then antiqued with a rich patina.  There is no solder or glue. It is a cold connection piece. It measures approximately 18 inches in length.

Saturday, October 20, 2012


 I am very fond of this piece. I began with a organic shape and added netting so that it looks like a web. It is coiled, and wire wrapped with copper wire. A friend gave me the wonderful blue angelite and green stone briolletes. I also added a moonstone brio, as well.  I designed a flower and attached it to my webbed frame. It is a bold, weighty pendant so I used black leather to hang it from. Despite it's weight, it is very comfortable to wear. Finally, it was given a warm patina finish. It measures approximately 17 inches.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mechanical Heart

This necklace has a lot of texture and depth. I used a variety of techniques to give the viewer lots to look at. What started out as a filigree heart made from mixed metals turned out to be a glamorous collar neck piece that takes you back in time. The heart center piece is wire wrapped with copper and oxidized stainless steel wire.  Swirls, spirals, coils and shapes were combined to give the heart a life of it's own. Shaped and hammered segments were wrapped and laced with copper wire and tiny seed beads. The dangle is made from dyed coral beads and moonstone briolettes. Red coral beads wrap it around your neck. It is very comfortable to wear. It falls deep on the chest and measures approximately 18-20 inches in length.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012


(Irish, Scottish) [KLEE-nah] Goddess of beauty and the otherworld. A Tuatha sea and Otherworld Goddess who often took the form of a sea bird and, as such, symbolized the Celtic afterlife. As the ruler of the waves, she was believed to be embodied in every ninth one which broke on shore. This wave was believed to break higher and stronger than the others.

The beads in this watery deep necklace are Mother of pearl beads resembling the colors of the ocean. I shaped segments in copper and used coiling, netting and wrapping techniques. It measures approximately 18-20 inches in length.
Before patina

After patina

Butterfly wing earrings

These earrings are simple but enchanting. I made them with copper wire and crystals. A few more touches and they are done.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hello Tulsa

Greetings fellow bloggers and followers. I hope this post finds you all happy and blessed. It's been a long time since i've posted. It has been a challenging summer to say the least. As some of you know, we made a big move in the month of May. We ventured from California to Oklahoma. The little town where both me and my honey grew up seemed almost "tapped out" in the job dept. As artists we needed to continue to grow and follow our dreams. The job market is flourishing in Tulsa. My honey found an amazing job in the visual effects industry. There are so many opportunities for me as a jewelry designer/artist as well. We just settled in a lovely charming home. I can't wait to get back to creating and exploring the city. I look forward to staying in touch with you all as soon as I am connected properly. In the mean time, I will keep designing until i can share my new work with you.

Many blessings to you all,


Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cleopatra's sister

When I finished this piece a customer told me I should call it Cleopatra. When I informed her I had already made another necklace and given it that name we decided to name this one Cleopatra's sister. I made this bold collar from brass and copper wire. It is adorned with an agate disc and then surrounded with Hematite beads. The focal piece is a natural quartz crystal from a small town in California. I laced it in copper wire. Purple agate beads connected it all together.

Thursday, July 26, 2012


ANNABELINDA: English compound name composed of Latin Anna "favor; grace," and German Belina, "beautiful serpent," hence "gracious beautiful serpent." 

A friend of mine told me this stone looked like a dragon egg so I decided to name it after an ancient dragon name. The stone is called Labradorite and is among my favorite stones. This one comes from Madagascar and has an amazing blue flash. It looks like you're wearing a piece of the ocean. It is sits in a simple copper wrapping that lets it's beauty shine through. It is captured in a heart at the top.  It measures over 2 inches length and will surely turn heads when it rests around your neck. It will hang from a leather cord. 

Friday, July 13, 2012

Happy Friday 13th

Wishing you all a magical Friday the 13th. :)

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Dragon scale necklace

One of my friends instantly saw dragon scales when he saw my necklace. So, I decided to give it that title. This necklace is crocheted with Mastex cord and pretty blue and green faceted glass beads. The hook and eye clasp is hand made from copper wire. It measures approximately 17 inches in length.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Angelite ring

Another variation of the copper spiral ring. 14 Ga wire was hand shaped and hammered and a patina was added to create a rich bronze color. Finished ring was coated with a lacquer spray. 

All moved to Oklahoma

Phase one of my long move is finished. We finally moved form California to Oklahoma. Boy did we have challenges along the way. One day I plan to share pictures  Everything is still packed away because we are temporarily staying with me son and his family. I am getting acquainted with my grand kids. Two I have never met and one I haven't seen in 5 years. They sure are adorable.  . I can't wait to get back to my work bench and creating again.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

faceless lady brooch

Here is another faceless lady in my brooch collection. She has a vintage look with a beautiful antique orange and iridescent  crystal beads.

Copper ring with sea jasper

I've been wanting to make a ring for a long time. This ring is very bold and makes a cool thumb ring. The center of the spiral has a dyed sea jasper bead.added.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Middle Earth

This hand made copper choker is adorned with dyed Serpentine Jasper Sapphire beads. I shaped, swirled and then hammered segments and linked them together to give the piece movement.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Faceless Brooch

I made several of these faceless ladies in wire but never had completely finished them. I decided to turn them into brooches. They look very nice on sweaters and scarves. She has weaved, twisted and hammering techniques The bead is a dyed jade. .

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Mosaic Brooch

I decided to turn the black steel wire heart into a brooch/pin. It looks great on my slouchy beret, sweaters and crocheted scarves.  It is made with black oxidized steel wire, copper wire and swarovski crystals.

Monday, March 12, 2012

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Recycled brooch

This is one of my favorite chokers to wear. It's a simple, vintage, rhinestone brooch that I made into a choker.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Netted quartz crystal

I custom made this necklace with the stones Carnelian and natural quartz crystal. Carnelian has the metaphysical properties that aid in understanding the inner self and strengthens concentration. It helps one to overcome the ear of public speaking, increases the self worth, and is a fast acting stone to succeed in one's career.
Carnelian is said to assist in stimulating creativity. It seems to have a clearing effect, dispelling negative energies as it replaces them with positive ones. This can make it easier to find   direction, and its grounding effects can make it easier for you to feel in control of your life.

Ancient Egyptians carried it on and about their bodies as a source of constant renewal and vitality. It was also told in the Egyptian Book of the Dead to be placed in tombs as "magic armor" for life after death  This makes carnelian a good stone for people who feel like they are going nowhere. 

Custom earrings

These earrings are made for a fellow jeweler and friend. She requested a pair of the art deco style earrings.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Customers and friends

I just want to thank all my friends, jeweler community and loyal customers for their feedback and support. A shout out to Laura who bought the Egyptian necklace/w earrings, Guinevere, the medieval style necklace and much more during Valentine's week. I was very happy to finally meet you. I look forward to doing more business with you.

Hand made earring wires

These hand made earring wires  enhance even a simple bead dangle. I used a torch to make rose colored ball headpins. The beads are faceted glass in blue and purple colors.

Earrings to match Egyptian collar

Recently, I  sold my Egyptian collar necklace, Cleopatra for Valentine's Day. The focal cabochon is a large Blue sea, dyed sediment jasper.

My customer requested a matching pair or earrings but, I didn't have any more jasper beads. I designed the earrings and wrapped them in the same Art Deco style. I used a combination wrapping and weaving with copper wire. Torched, rose head pins and an antique bead were added to match the focal pendant.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Steel and blue earrings

Wired wrapped earrings in black steel wire with faceted blue glass beads.

Valentine earrings

These Valentine earrings are ready for some lovely ears. :) Made with black steel, copper, and plastic beads

Weaved Heart almost done

Sharing the progress on my copper weaved heart. It will hang from a black leather cord.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Large heart

Another unplanned piece underway. All that is needed now is some pretty beads and trinkets to make this mosaic heart complete. The toughest part will be finding the balance. :)

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Happy Birthday to my nephew, Jared

Oh how you've grown up so fast. It seems like yesterday that I'd hold you in my arms everyday when your mom n dad were at work. I'm so happy we are still  close. I love you and am very proud of you. Happy 12th!

your nana

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Steel heart mosaic

Just sharing progress on the steel heart pendant.