Thursday, July 28, 2011

I was in Door County a couple weekends ago for our 10-year annivesary.  We brought our 2-year-old with us... no one warned us.  We now know better.

Anyway, there's a bead store that I try to visit every time I'm there.  They had these beautiful hand-dyed silk ribbons... I couldn't resist!!!  Now I just have to figure out what to do with them!  But I just HAD to get a few... check out these colors! 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

This was a really interesting piece. First I made the pendant... I cut an oval shape out of my copper sheet, filed down the edges to make them smooth, then hammered it, stamped it with a couple swirls and added a patina to really bring out the texture of the piece. I riveted a decorative antiqued flower to the disc to finish the pendant design.

Then I had to figure out what to do with the rest of the necklace!!  I knew I wanted to use wire, but had to pick out the color scheme and stones.  I started sifting through all of my supplies and came up with this gorgeous aqua blue theme!  I had only a few of these turquoise nuggets left, so selected those first.  I knew I wanted to add some sparkle, so grabbed some Swarovski crystals.  Then I had to find one other stone to compliment the pattern.  These frosty sea opal glass rondelles were perfect!  I came up with an asymmetrical pattern and, voila!

I made this just a couple weeks before my last jewelry show and it was one of the first things to sell.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

I made these last month for a friend's birthday present.  She looks great in them!!

Friday, July 08, 2011


I think these are my newest favorite piece of jewelry!  They're amazing!  I love hoop earrings, I love wire wrapped faceted briolettes and I love my patinated copper... so I combined them all in one!  Midsummer Night earrings, with amethyst briolettes. 

Saturday, July 02, 2011

I love the earthy patinated copper wire work on these earrings... cool blue turquoise with a great matrix, little teal apatite nuggets and white agate drops.