Monday, January 24, 2011

Art Bead Scene Challenge Necklace

I decided to enter the January Art Bead Scene challenge. A picture is posted and the designer is supposed to create a jewelry item inspired by the picture that includes a hand made bead/s or pendant.

I call this So Sunny Yellow, and it's not colors I would normally use, so it was a good challenge for me. And I really like it!
It's about 24" long, I used vintage etched glass millefiori beads that I got at a bead show a long time ago.  Swarovski, czech glass, and small gold vermeil.  I made matching earrrings.  I wired 2 of the vintage bulls eye beads into the center of 2 of my CERelements sun shaped pieces.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pebble River Leaf Pendant

When I took this out of the kiln, I was amazed by it. I thought "did I create this? It looks like a painting!" Everything came together just right in this hand carved design of a leaf floating on water.

Leaf is glazed with celery green with moss green accents, bordered with golden brown, then dark brown, with more celery and golden brown on the border.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

January Special

Happy New Year!
January Special in my Etsy store: free shipping to all domestic USA addresses and $5 flat rate international.
Check out all my new pieces:

Please visit my Sat. Jan 1 post on: to get a free tutorial on how to use my curved bracelet focals to make a trendy leather cuff bracelet.