Wednesday, April 30, 2008

A brand new idea!

I have seen things covered with clay, but never tried it myself. So, I did this weekend! I found a brown wooden bangle bracelet, covered it with a specialty mixed clay made to look like malachite. I am really excited how wonderfully it turned out! Let me know what you think!

Here's a website that shows what real malachite in jewelry looks like:

Sunday, April 27, 2008

New bracelet colors

I've been making a lot of special orders lately and
this is one that matches the colors of a blouse
for my mother. It is a very unique combination of colors--a seafoam green, a pale aqua, and a soft blue with black and white. Very pretty though..

Thursday, April 24, 2008

I made this pendant last fall, and finally came up with a good design to put it into! I really like the colors in this, they are very rich and warm. I just have to buy a clasp to finish it.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pastel Necklace and Earrings

A necklace and earring set in pastels with black and white swirls. I think it is pretty cute and it turned out well. Just some new techniques with the kaleidoscope cane that I tried.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Circus Earrings

These earrings match the Welcome to the Big Top bracelet. They are so cute!

I really like how they turned out!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

New necklace and earring set!

I just finished this last night. and I love it!! It is so funky and fun. I named it Cookies and Milk, and I like so much! They are black, silver, and white with black accents. Let me know what you think!!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

New beads to match fabric...

I saw some cool looking fabric that I really thought would make some great beads. So, this is what I came up with:

I changed the colors to be a little brighter, but I really like them. It will probably be a necklace and maybe even a necklace and bracelet set. Either way, it will be eye-catching jewelry!!

Monday, April 14, 2008

Special Orders galore!

Here's one I finished this weekend. I've been
working on about 10 special orders lately, and some of them are done. A few left to do, but this is one of the most challenging. I made 3 bracelets which my friend Kelli bought and then she wanted a necklace she could wear with all 3 of them. So, I had to come up with something that could be worn with each one separately, or all together. At the outset, it didn't seem like they would go together at all, but I think the design I came up with works with all of them. Kelli liked it, so that is good enough for me!!

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

A little matching going on!

I had a special order to create some beads to match a shirt's pattern and colors. I think it came out fairly well! (Actually, if you put the beads on the shirt, they're difficult to see!)

A success! And lots of fun to come up with matching colors and patterns for me.

Saturday, April 5, 2008


I haven't had much going up here lately. I've been sick again. Hopefully it won't last an entire month this time! I'm working on some new things, but they are in the unfired stage at the moment. I have about 100 new beads ready to fire and I will hopefully get to that today. Check back again soon!

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

New color!

Last night I was working on a new color. I have some cherry quartz and I'm trying to make some beads to match them and make something unique with them. Who knows what it will be? I'm thinking right now it will probably be a necklace or bracelet. The quartz stones are about 15mm in size and faceted, so I don't know what shapes my beads will be yet.