Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Pictured here is my latest efforts with Chainmail. This ring is so easy and comfortable to wear. Obviously very flexible - so it squishes to fit over that larger knuckle easily. Not the easiest to make tho, a little intense in that department. But the results were WELL worth the extra effort. Think I'll make some more!
Monday, December 21, 2009
Love this! Our oldest daughter works for a Vet and is a dedicated dog lover, as am I, so I came up with this idea for her birthday/Christmas present. Sorry Teri, for combining the two this year. . . Annnyhoo - I love it too! Of course the little paw prints come in different colors, and there's "Cat Mom" also, for all the cat lovers out there. But I'm seeing many possibilities for this down the road. The sterling disk is hand cut, stamped & shaped made by me, and makes this really cute idea fun and totally unique.
Monday, December 7, 2009
This is what our space looked like at the Southern Christmas Show this year. I forgot to make sure our third place ribbon showed up in this shot, but that ribbon was a very pleasant surprise. I think the booth design and display looked great, and since we got a corner space this time, there was room for everything right up front. Our best show ever, ever! Thanks so much everyone.
Just can't get away from the ocean theme when making beads. This is a simpler version than my first design of a starfish. And this one is wire wrapped into a silver 'frame' just for that added punch. Makes me think of the beach - and the warm, warm sun - 'cause it is c-o-l-d here now!
I LOVE this little pendant. Three beads - gradually getting smaller, all with little crystals and silver about. This one is a lovely shade of pink, amber and purple frit melted onto the surface of each bead. I've made them in lots of different color choices. Looks great casual, or with a fancier plunging neckline. Ooo-baby!