Monday, December 27, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Photo #1 is a porcelain cameo wrapped in antiqued bronze wire.
#2 is a beautiful art glass pendant with a copper wire woven bail and hung on a turquoise and copper necklace.
#3 was done for a Winter Wonderland Challange. It's white quartz in Sterling with Swarovski Crystal accents.
#4 features rectangular Turquoise beads, silver spacer beads and a silver fancy clasp.
#5 is a set consisting of Leopardskin Jasper and Perido Agate beads in two sizes.
#6 is a spectacular Horse and Mountain Porcelain cameo in Sterling Silver.
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Did my first bead loom work in years. The only seedies I had were Tohos which are very nice but not great for bead looming. Since I live in Kansas just south of Kansas City of course we're KC Chiefs fans and these earrings are my statement of that. The first photo of course is the finished earrings. The second shows them still on my funky home made loom.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Monday, September 13, 2010
As of Sunday afternoon our grandson Michael is headed for the Navel boot camp near Chicago, ILL where he'll train for demolitions disarmament. We got a chance to have him and other family members over on Saturday for a quick light supper. We had lots of fun as usual and got a few photos. This is the best one I got. In the photo is: Michael, Sr (our son), Michael, Jr (our grandson), Me and seated is my hubby Anthony (Tony)
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Just listed these two new pendants on ArtFire. A beautiful cameo of the Madonna in very detailed high relief. The second one is a vintage Victorian Lady in a more modified relief. Just as detailed though. Both pendants are wire wrapped in 14K Gold Fill and have generous bails.
Saturday, July 24, 2010
Holey moley how time flies! I had no idea it's been so long since I posted anything here. Guess I'd better start writing myself notes! I have done a couple of things lately. One is this beautiful pair of earrings I just completed. I created these from a tutorial, Victorian Style Droplet Earrings by Abby Hook.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
...that ends well they say. I didn't get to the Rings n Things bead show because Mother Nature decided we needed a snow storm. So, I buried my disappointment by going on line and buying lots of pretties. Most probably won't be in until later this week but I will take some pictures so you all can see.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
Saturday, March 6, 2010
Friday, March 5, 2010
In the afternoon I had to take our van to have the lift platform (handicap equipment) worked on. The only place is Lenexa about 40 miles north of us. On the way back took a side trip to the Olathe Michaels to use a gift card my daughter gave me for Christmas. Spent more that the gift card of course. But it was fun! Can hardly wait for the Ring n Things trunk show the 20th of this month.
Monday, February 8, 2010
Back in 2003 I made this cuff style bracelet and sold it on ebay. After a few years and a computer breakdown I only had a couple of small photos of it and wanted to make another one. The buyer and I had remained in contact over the years. Last spring I contacted her, told her what I had in mind and asked if she could possibly send some good size photos so I could see the details. She said she would see what she could do. A while later she wrote me back and asked what I would charge to put a nice clasp closure on the bracelet. She had put one on herself but didn't really care for it. Anyway, seeing a great opportunity I told her I would love to do it and would only charge for the return shipping .
To make a long story short, she sent the bracelet, I made the clasp AND got my photos. Below is the bracelet I just completed thanks to my good friend Ms. P!
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Next is a beaded pendant using nuggets, faceted beads and gold fill beads and wire.
Last but not least is a necklace of Leopardskin Jasper, dark brown glass bead that have little bumps for texture and a sterling silver wire wrapped Botswana Agate pendant.
You'll find all these lovelies in my shop at Etsy
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
I just completed my newest tutorial. It's a prong style setting for a large faceted gemstone. The stone used in the tut is an Emerald Cut, and I show you how to create the setting with the prongs on the diagonal.
• 57” (4 3/4 feet) 21ga square 14k GF or
Sterling Silver wire cut as follows
• 7 pieces at 7”
• 1 pieces at 8”
• One large emerald cut faceted gemstone
• 2 to three feet 20ga Half Round Half Hard
wire. If totally wrapping the sides you’ll
need 3 feet
The one I used here is approximately 21mm
by 12mm by 7mm deep
• Flat Nose Pliers
• Chain Nose Pliers
• Flush cutters
• Round Nose Pliers
• Some type of low tack tape
• Fine tip Sharpie
• Hard plastic or rawhide hammer
• #9 knitting needle or ¼” dowel
• OPTIONAL: Tumbler & Stainless Steel Shot,
calipers, prong pusher