I used bronze and deep brown Swarovski Pearls in a right angle weave bead pattern for this bracelet.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
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.
Monday, December 21, 2009
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Thursday, December 17, 2009
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Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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.
Friday, December 11, 2009
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.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
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.
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
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.
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
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: lilcutiehairbows.blogspot.com 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
These earrings are for sale at my Etsy Shop. Sterling Silver and Amethyst Swarovski Crystal Earrings.