Monday, January 25, 2010

Just in Time for Valentine's Day

Just in time for Valentine's Day Sterling hearts and really pretty beads! The tiny silver bead caps have little stars and moons on them. Hearts & stars and moons - oh my!

And the second picture shows a large sterling heart ready for that special message to be stamped on the surface. A pretty blue/green boro bead and a Swarovski crystal on top. Preeeety!

Friday, January 8, 2010

Newly Hatched

A fairly simple piece but I really like the way it turned out. Had a special order for a baby owl, and this is what hatched this afternoon.


This set was requested by my son as a prize, or award to be given at a local art contest. Does that make this . . . . . an award winning set?? heeheehee - sorry. I love the reaction of the silvered Triton used in the surface scroll decoration with the ivory glass in the base bead.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Newest Metal Magic

Getting back into the swing of metal work with this ring. A little faceted ruby is up front and center, but my love of this ring is the wire work. It's actually an easy design that yields an impressive result. Think I'll go make some more.

Blue Moon

The end of December '09 had it's second solar eclipse of the month - which is called a "Blue Moon". Since this rarely happens, that's where the saying "Once in a blue moon" comes from. In honor of that, here's my interpretation of "Blue Moon". A heavy sterling full moon with the 'blue moon' bead right in the center.