Saturday, June 30, 2007

The first two pictures are of my latest donation to Beads of Courage, a support program run in several hospitals for children undergoing treatment for cancer and other serious illnesses. The children are given lampwork beads to string on a necklace or bracelet, to mark certain steps in their treatment.
A Few Bumps Along The Road of Life
Sterling Silver Pin

Two Sterling Silver & Fused Dichroic Glass Cabochon Rings

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Some of my lampwork beads, lots of dots.

More of my lampwork beads. They are displayed/photographed on copper wire.

OK, I've had requests to post some of my lampwork beads... Below are several beads, earthy natural tones. And I posted three sterling silver bracelets that have my beads on them. More tomorrow!

Some New Earrings! Enjoy!

Sterling Silver Domes with Rough Round Moonstone Drops

Available at the Ashford Gallery ~ Winthrop, Washington

Sterling Silver and Opalite Glass Briolette
Photographed on Black Background

Here are the same earrings photographed on grey.
See what I mean about shinning on black!

Same Design but with a Serpentine Briolette
Available at the Ashford Gallery ~ Winthrop, Washington

Monday, June 11, 2007

Happy Monday! Below is one of my bracelets that was at a gallery. I really like it, but it was at the gallery for about a year and didn't sale. So, I picked it up the other day and took it home.

I then started to play around. Took it apart and added this. Took that apart and added something else. Took that apart... In the end, I added some opalite glass beads, and now...

Friday, June 8, 2007

Sterling Silver and Opalite Glass

Sterling Silver, Carnelian, and Olivine Czech Crystal Beads

Sterling Silver, Amethyst, and Olivine Czech Crystal Beads
Available at the Ashford Gallery ~ Winthrop, Washington

Thursday, June 7, 2007

Today I'm sharing a Sterling Silver bangle bracelet that I made a couple years ago. The beads are my own lampwork beads. I really like the balance in this bracelet.

Tuesday, June 5, 2007

The earrings I made today are Sterling Silver and Copper. The copper has been run through a rolling mill with window screening to give it an interesting texture. The sterling was hit a steel brush. I then cut two discs and domed them in a dapping block. Both were then antiqued with liver of sulfur and hit with some fine steel wool. Both domes are held together with a sterling rivet. I'm really not into wearing large earrings, but these look great on!

Monday, June 4, 2007

The Inspiration

The Final Piece
The Tango - Sterling Silver, Garnets and Freshwater Pearls

Available at the Ashford Gallery ~ Winthrop, Washington

Saturday, June 2, 2007

I Viking Knit the cable out of 24 gauge Sterling Silver wire, and then embellished the cable with off-white Keishi Freshwater Pearls. My new found love is keishi pearls! They look so much like flowers. I'm also making the same bracelet with copper colored Keishi. I will post it soon!

And here are some more Keishi Fresh Water Pearls used in a pair of earrings. The pearls are tiered with a briolette of onyx dangling below.

Friday, June 1, 2007

I saw something like the earrings below on one of my jewelry instructor's ears a couple months ago. I made a mental note, came home and tried to duplicate what I could remember. I was close...not perfect, but close. I see now she teaches a class on how to make these earrings. The instructor is Janice Berkebile and the earrings are called Fern Earrings.

Fern Earrings - Sterling Silver, Olive Jade & Amethyst