Friday, April 20, 2012

Wrap Stacked and Layered Challenge

I'm addicted to all kinds of jewelry, what can I say? Anything shiny, sparkly and pretty always catches my eye. I have to admit that bracelets are my weakness. I love to collect, make and buy them because they're so fun to wear and so versatile. I'm loving the layered look that is so popular right now, but there are so many different ways to wear them. On a daily basis you can always find my arm full of wrap and stretchy gemstone bracelets, so when I read about Tracy's wrapped, stacked and layered challenge, I knew I had to participate. I love all of these stretchy gemstone and charm bracelets. Not only were they fun to make, but they look amazing when all worn together!
Top picture from left to right:
Bracelet # 1-Jasper and sterling silver lotus leaf charm
Bracelet # 2-Chrysocolla with skull bead
Bracelet # 3-Pink gemstone with swarovski crystal beads
Bracelet # 4-Coral with sterling silver hamsa
Bracelet # 5-Goldstone with gold vermeil beads
Bracelet # 6-Sodalite with sterling silver leaf
Bracelet # 7-Yellow Jade with sterling silver charm
Bracelet # 8-Matte onyx beads with swarovski crystal rondelles
Bracelet # 9-Lapis with om charm
Bracelet# 10-Onyx and sterling silver
Bracelet# 11-Goldstone
Bracelet #12-White stone and gold vermeil beads
Bracelet # 13-Amethyst and Buddha bead
Bracelet #14-Onyx and sterling silver
Bracelet #15-Coral and sterling silver
Bracelet #16-Wood

Friday, September 16, 2011

Bead soup finale

The time has finally come! It's bead soup reveal day, and I'm so excited to show everyone what I've created. Before I reveal my necklace, I'd like to show you what my bead soup partner, Mags Saari had sent me.
She sent me beautiful pearls, shell pearls, sterling silver toggle and an interesting purple focal. I decided to make a beautiful charm necklace to showcase these pretty beads, and I have to say I'm pretty happy with how it turned out.
I'd like to thank Lori once again for hosting this amazing bead soup swap-THANK YOU LORI! To check out the rest of the bead soup please click this

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Bead Soup Reveal!

Since I know my bead soup partner has received her goodies, I've decided to post what I had sent her! I sent her a wonderful strand of hematite rounds, with a beautiful owl toggle from green girls studio, a gorgeous focal from Humblebeads, some coordinating beads from Humblebeads, lampwork beads from blueseraphim, and some pretty czech glass and vintage glass beads.
I was really excited when I received my package from Maags! She had sent me some really pretty strands of pearls, some swarovski crystals, shell pearls, a really pretty silver thai toggle, an interesting purple focal, and some ribbon. In her note she wrote that she saw that I don't use pearls in alot of my work, so she decided to send me some and challenge me! I definitely will be challenged with this I think! But I'm very excited what the end product will be.
(Please excuse the TERRIBLE pictures. I was unable to find my camera at the time, and all I had was my iphone! I will try and take some better pictures for my final product!)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Bead Soup Blog Party August 2011

I've decided to take part of Lori Anderson's AMAZING Bead Soup Blog Party, and I'm so excited! The last Bead soup I did was so enjoyable that I decided to sign up once again! Lori's idea of bringing people who share the same love of beads from around the world is so wonderful, and I look forward to making some new jewelry friends, and finding many more blogs to add to my list. I love the challenge of putting together a wonderful design using a surprise focal, special clasp and coordinating beads. Here's a little teaser picture of what I sent my bead soup partner. I hope she enjoys it and finds inspiration from everything I sent her.

My partner is the lovely Mags Saari of Check out her blog to see what I had sent her, and what wonderful piece of jewelry she has made out of it.

Thanks again Lori for making this possible.

Monday, August 9, 2010

I Love The Noisy Plume

There is something so special about Jillian Lukiwiski's jewelry. The designs are gorgeous and the craftmanship is absolutely AMAZING. Buying a piece of jewelry is always fun and interesting. If you want a piece of Jillian's jewlery, you MUST sit by your computer and keep refreshing her etsy page. The second she lists anything, it sells!! Sometimes it goes so fast it never shows up listed. I've been lucky to "win" two pieces of her beautiful earrings: Circus earrings-Spanish Influenza
Specimen Earrings-Understanding the Sun
I have to say that she is my favorite jewelry designer, and I feel honored to own anything she makes.

Saturday, July 24, 2010


All today EVERYTHING in my shop is 50% off! Take advantage of it!

Monday, July 5, 2010

New items in shop!

These necklaces have been updated in my shop. I had really enjoyed making these. I wire wrapped each and every bead making these bead chains myself. I know they sell them in some bead stores, but I actually found it really calming. After taking care of a 10 month old all day, it's nice to just sit and make all this. Hope you like them!