Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Watch out for the Octopus !!!

This thing is just awesome, what else can I say? So far the octopus (octopi?) have been very popular - this new neck piece sets off the bead very well. A heavy braided leather looking thing with an interesting latch - a perfect compliment for this chunky piece of twisted tentacles. By one of my favorite glass artists.

Sea Shell for Myrtle

Getting ready for a show at Myrtle Beach - hoping this sea shell will make a pretty good impression. Rather large, and a lot of detail to this piece. A hollow bead, so altho it's a pretty big piece, it's not overly heavy. Love the colors on this one. These shells are a surprise, by one of my favorite glass artists.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Recycle, Reuse, Repurpose

Spent brass shell casings are used in these funky little trinkets our grandaughter (21) has dubbed "Tennessee Bullets". I like that name. And the beer bottle caps are now a set of refrigerator magnets. They came with zany little sayings in each one, sure hope my younger son will send me some more!

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

It's Hip To Be Square

These earrings are really pretty cool, so there is more than one pair ready for the end of summer and fall shows. Hope somebody out there will like them . . .

Time on my hands . . .

Time on my hands . . . okay, that's pretty bad. But I did have some time to kill (sorry) and this is what fell out of my head today. I really enjoy when there's time to play (sorry, again - can't seem to stop). Anyway, it's just for fun.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Last Look @ Luscious Boro Color

The color in these beads is really, really great. What can I say? ... Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't. This time it worked great! But I gotta leave boro for awhile and get back to makin' LOTS of beads. Soft glass is just more consistent for me.

WAAAAAAY Cool Earrings

These really are something else. And this is IT - found only one pair of these silver ridged pieces, so when these are gone, it's adios!

Copper Picken's

Trying out some sterling & copper findings. My torched beads, natural stones, copper & sterling - made a really nice combination in the neck/earring set.

Double Boro

Had a request from 'Beth' for another double boro pendant, pretty pleased with the results - hope she likes it.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Leather & Sterling & Boro Beads - Oh My!

Oh Boy! I love something new. Trying to design something new and different, but still cutting the price by being selective with sterling silver use. These are sooooo comfortable to wear, and they have a natural, organic edge. Little sterling details finish off awesome boro beads and leather. Enjoy.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Spiral Earrings

Some new silver is credited for these new spiral earrings. Really dresses up a pair of bumpy beads. The longer drops on earrings continues to be the most popular of most of my customers. Thanks, every body.


Gently etched beads dangle from these Aztec looking earrings made of lead free pewter. Wires are sterling, tho. A pretty nice looking pair of earrings, even if I do say so myself.

Something for the 'Girly Girls'

Pretty in pink, and more pink. A light and airy feel to this set, very pretty.

Wavy Focal

Different, for sure ! An unusual long and wavy focal mixed with Jasper make this a stunner. Getting ready for the end of summer and fall shows. Check out the show listings.