Sunday, July 27, 2008

"Blue Stardust" Bracelet - $50.

Another fun bracelet made from polymer clay pillow beads and loaded with accenting shades of Swarovski crystals.

The polymer clay beads were made by Israeli bead artist Elena Bucharska.

"Sea Glass" Necklace - $45. (SOLD)

This choker length necklace was inspired by a collection of glass bottles at the beach house where we stayed last summer. The bottles were beautiful shades of light greens and blues, made even more attractive when the sun hit them.

Tiny sterling silver rounds are spaced between the green and blue rondelles, giving this necklace a floating look. A dozen Swarovski crystals provide some sunny sparkle.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

"Kambaba" Necklace - $70.

"Kambaba" is a princess length necklace that features lots of kambaba jasper. I've given the smooth pendant a spiral wire twist that is set off nicely with sterling silver seamless rounds throughout the necklace.
Dozens of small rounds are sprinkled with 2 sizes of pillow beads - all kambaba jasper. About 20 Swarovski crystals (clear and jet) are set between the jasper to give it a little sparkle.
If you like an earthy mix of green and black, this is the stone for you!

"Plenty of Poppy" Necklace - $50. (SOLD)

"Plenty of Poppy" has a faceted teardrop pendant of red poppy jasper. I've used crackled beads and smooth rounds of various shades of red and burnt orange. Sterling silver seamless rounds are used throughout.

This is a princess length necklace.

"Mardi Gras" Bracelet - $60.

Each time I make a piece, I think it is my new favourite. Well, this "Mardi Gras" bracelet is my new favourite!
This is made with polymer clay beads that are rich in color and accented with a whopping 30 Swarovski bicone crystals in shades of fuchsia, emerald, purple velvet, sapphire and tanzanite. It is bold, sparkly and fun!
The polymer clay beads were made by Israeli bead artist Elena Bucharska.

"Pillow Talk" Bracelet - $50. (SOLD)

I call this bracelet Pillow Talk. It's made up of polymer clay pillow beads and 24 Swarovski bicone crystals that pick up all the colours of the beads with plenty of sparkle.

Sterling silver throughout, this gorgeous bracelet will look lovely on any wrist it graces!

The polymer clay beads were made by Israeli bead artist Elena Bucharska.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

"Twisted Purple" Agate Bracelet - $55.

I came back from vacation refreshed and in the mood to make bracelets!

This sweet piece drapes nicely on the wrist and 24 Swarovski bicone crystals sparkle beautifully! The agate discs are twisted and made up of many shades of purple and lavender. I've used sterling silver throughout this bracelet (headpins, rings, clasp and wire.)

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

"Plum Pizzazz" Lampwork Necklace - $90.

"Plum Pizzazz" features a dusty purple lampwork focal embellished with swirls and dots. There are 10 more lampwork beads in this piece that really set off the main focal.

Spaced throughout with rondelles, rectangular tubes and sterling silver rounds, this princess length necklace is perfect for purple lovers!

The focal bead was created by Colorado artist Melissa Vess.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

"Bella" Necklace - $100.

This elegant princess length necklace has a dichroic glass pendant wrapped in sterling. (This is one of the nicest dichroic pendants I have ever seen!)

There are 25 Swarovski bicone crystals in this piece, and several opalescent beads, that make "Bella" a shimmering, eye-catching beauty. Two sizes of sterling silver rounds are spaced throughout.

(A note on the name: This is the kind of necklace I envision Edward giving to Bella. Twilight fans will understand!)

"Green Dream" Lampwork Necklace - $85.

Here is another princess length lampwork necklace featuring a deliciously dotted focal of greens.

This necklace really sparkles with 16 Swarovski crystals spaced throughout, lovely spangled rounds with drips of silver, multi-coloured green beads and sterling silver rounds.

The focal bead was created by Canadian lampwork artist Jeannie's Beads.