Thursday, January 28, 2010

Some of my newest pieces

Here are a few of my newest projects. To the left and directly below are some earrings from my new Pretty Petals Collection

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


Worked on sorting and organizing my loose beads and cameos today. Geesh, what a job. Took me the better part of the afternoon and still not quite done. I have other supplies/findings that need organizing and simply a proper storage place. On top of that I have more beads and findings coming in next week then I get to sort and organize them. My goal is to totally redo my workspace/room and finally get some organization and have proper storage/shelving out the wazoo!

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