Saturday, December 26, 2009

Swarovski Pearl Bracelet

I used bronze and deep brown Swarovski Pearls in a right angle weave bead pattern for this bracelet.

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Byzantine Rose Set - Custom Work

My brother bought this Sterling Silver Byzantine Rose Bracelet for his wife awhile back and from there she asked if I could make matching earrings and a necklace.  I told her I would give it a try.  He surprised her with them for Christmas. 

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Monday, December 21, 2009


I will be taking a few days off from blogging to enjoy the crazy busy week and spend time with my family.  I hope you all have a great Christmas and Happy New Year. 

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Teacher's Christmas Present

Here is another Barn Star.  We made this one for my daughter's teacher.  I just can't stop making these!

Don't forget to enter my GIVEAWAY.  It ends tonight at 8pm central time. 

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Sterling Silver Daisy Chainmaille Pendant on Beaded Necklace

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I made this two-strand necklace with 4 different types of beads.  The pendant was made using the Japanese 12-in-2 weave.  Similar to the 12-in-1 Daisy Chainmaille Bracelet I have on Etsy.  This necklace is for sale at my Etsy Shop. Daisy Chainmaille Beaded Necklace.

Thursday, December 17, 2009


 Annette is the Winner!  Congrats!!!  What did she win?

Sterling Silver Double Cross Earrings
Value:  $30.00


How to enter:
Leave me a comment here and you get an entry.

You can get additional entries for telling your contacts about this giveaway.  Just let me know what you did in separate comments. This could include messages over Twitter and Facebook, e-mails to friends and family, blog posts or follow my blog (you get three extra entries for that!) really anything you can think of. Just make sure to leave a separate comment for each.  Friends and Family are welcome to enter!  :)

The winner will be chosen by his or her comment number using’s number generator. The contest will run until Sunday, Dec. 20, 2009 at 8 pm central time. The winner will be chosen and announced (on this post) right after that- so check back! If you’re the winner please email me with your mailing address.

Thank you so much for looking!!  Good luck!!! :)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Japanese Chainmail Necklace with Jet Black Swarovski Crystals

This necklace ended up being one of my all time favorite projects.  The weave is a Japanese 12-in-2 weave.  The hardest part of the whole piece was wire wrapping the Swarovski crystal briolettes.  Wow, that was a challenge for someone who has never done it before.  But after breaking a few crystals and wasting some wire I got the hang of it and was very happy with how they all turned out.

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Friday, December 11, 2009

Sterling Silver Rosette Chainmaille

Most of the chainmaille I make can be made into necklaces and earrings.  So if you would like any of the weaves you see hear to be a bracelet, necklace, or earrings just email me.

European 4-in-1 Rosette Chainmaille Bracelet. 

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Hello Kitty

Swarovski Crystal Hello Kitty Necklace.  She can be made with other colors if pink is not an option.

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

4-H Gift

My daughter had a 4-H Christmas Party and they were asked to bring a $5.00 gift. After thinking about all the possibilities out there we decided to do a Scrabble Tile Pendant as the gift. This one is a little different and cheaper than the other two I've posted here on my blog. I used a Shiny Silver Plated Ball Chain instead of the beads and Swarovski Crystals. Which cuts my cost and yours so if you would like just the ball chain and Scrabble Tile Pendant I charge $5.00. The ones with beads are not interchangeable with other Scrabble Tile Pendants.  With ball chain you can buy many pendants and change them out as you like.  Keep checking back for different pendants. 

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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Egyptian Spiral Bracelet

Here is an Egyptian Spiral Bracelet.  It was one of my first pieces I made using Sterling Silver.  I made it for a jewelry class project.  

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Monday, December 7, 2009

Custom Order-Albert's Bracelet

Here is a bracelet I was asked to make for Albert's birthday.  My favorite chainmaille weave of them all.  This is a Japanese 12-in-1 weave with a Figure 8 clasp.  All Sterling Silver. 

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S.S. Double Cross Necklace with Amethyst Swarovski Crystals

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I just finished this necklace today.  I had intended for these jump rings to be made into a bracelet but they ended up the wrong size.  I tried everything I could think of hoping they were not a total waste.  Then when I was going through all my old stuff and saw the earrings that match this necklace I thought I'd give it a try and it worked out which led to the birth of this necklace.  This necklace is for sale at my Etsy Shop.  Double Cross Necklace.

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Black White Flower Scrabble Tile Necklace Pendant-SOLD

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This Scrabble Tile Necklace was my first one ever made.  I've made a few more since and plan on making many more so keep checking in.  Each one I make will be unique so if you like one I won't be making another one exactly like it.  Necklace is for sale at my Etsy Shop.  Scrabble Tile Necklace.

Friday, December 4, 2009


Here is what happens when two creative people come together...a very cute hairbow!  My mom made this Fleur-de-lis miniature lace on her embroidery machine.  And I made the bow.  I love making bows but I'm not planning to make a business of it, I need to spend more time on my jewelry.  So if you would like to purchase this or any of her other miniature lace designs (pictures coming soon!) for your own hairbow businesses let me know.  If you like what you see and have something in mind I will happily make you a bow.  Contact me for details.  My cousin makes some amazing bows check them out here: or her Etsy Shop.

Miniature Embroidered Lace Prices: (Bows not included)
Fleur-de-lis 1 1/4" are $2.00
Layered Butterflies 2 1/4" are $4.00
Layered Flowers  2-2 1/2" are $5.00

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Sterling Silver and Amethyst Swarovski Crystal Earrings

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These earrings are for sale at my Etsy Shop.  Sterling Silver and Amethyst Swarovski Crystal Earrings.   

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Thai Karen Hill Tribe Flower Pendant Necklace

Hill Tribe Silver is made by the Karen tribe in Northern Thailand.

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This necklace is now for sale at my Etsy Shop.  Hill Tribe Flower Necklace

Sterling Silver Chain Earrings

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These earrings are now for sale at my Etsy Shop.  Sterling Silver Chain Earrings.