Saturday, December 29, 2012

Cobalt Blue, the Color of Royalty

Lapiz Lazuli and Cobalt Blue Coil Bracelet




Proud to say my Lapiz Lazuli and Cobalt Blue Bracelet has been featured in a new collection titled: "Cobalt Blue The Color of Royalty", curated by ArtFire member Coolstraps. You can see more about the bracelet here or here.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Home for the Holidays

I am excited to announce that I will be at Tuttle's Home for the Holidays celebration on Thursday, December 6 as one of the handcrafted vendors in the "Hearth Room.The “Hearth Room” will feature the Tuttle Band Boosters along with several different vendors with handcrafted Christmas items for sale. This takes place in the Garrett Trucking conference room, located at 304 W. Main Street, Tuttle, OK. This fifth annual holiday celebration and will take place Thursday, December 6, 2012 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

 Home for the Holidays is a free, family-friendly winter holiday event, featuring live music, food and a Christmas parade complete with Old Saint Nick himself. Bundle up your coat, pack some gloves and come on down to Tuttle to take part in this festive event on Thursday, December 6, 2012 beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Christmas Tree Earrings made with Crystallized Swarovski Elements







   

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

El Reno Arts Festival!

I am thrilled to let you know that I will be at the
El Reno Arts Festival
Saturday, October 27, 2012
10 AM to 5 PM

This takes place at the
Canadian County Historical Museum
300 S Grand Ave
El Reno, OK 73036-3610

There will be artists, craftsmen, dancers, musicians and more - kids' art activities, entertainment, food vendors, and classic cars!

This event is being put on by the El Reno Convention and Visitors Bureau


That's this Saturday - Come on out!

Friday, October 5, 2012

What I'm working on today.....


 This is a front-clasp necklace with a striking faceted CZ teardrop and lavender amethyst saucer beads. The whole thing measures about 24 inches. I made one to donate to a drawing for an event and another, similar one whose outcome is undecided - I haven't decided whether to put it up for sale or keep it for myself!








Swarovski Rivoli cross in black ("Jet") - done up on a leather strand with "hippie knots"
 - finally something for the men!


(...and wouldn't you know it, somebody snapped it right up, so I'll have to make another one to offer for sale online!)








70mm (2 3/4 inch) hair comb wrapped with Turquoise nuggets and coordinating beads with copper wire.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Honeysuckle Pink Peeper Keeper Glasses Leash





Practical and charming, my clever glasses holders can help you keep track of your occasional yet necessary eyeglasses, whether you use them for reading or sun protection!




This handmade glasses leash peeper keeper measures 32 inches and is beaded with glittering honeysuckle pink glass beads and features accent sections of pink tumbled glass and Czech glass with an iridescent finish.

GL1583 

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Vermeil

Vermeil is Sterling Silver coated with yellow gold. To actually be considered "Vermeil," the gold must be at least 10kt (the vermeil components I use are usually coated in gold of between 14 to 24 kt) and the gold must be heavily applied, 2 1/2 microns thick.

Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia reports:
The Code of Federal Regulations 16, Part 23.5[2] defines Vermeil: "An industry product may be described or marked as 'vermeil' if it consists of a base of sterling silver coated or plated on all significant surfaces with gold or gold alloy of not less than 10 karat fineness, that is of substantial thickness and a minimum thickness throughout equivalent to two and one half (2½) microns (or approximately 1/10000ths of an inch) of fine gold."




Amethyst represents spirituality and tranquility, and is the birthstone for those born in the month of February.
This graceful pair of earrings features drops of stacked nuggets of  Amethyst with vermeil accents, suspended from gold-filled leverback earwires.
Lovingly handcrafted in the USA by artisan Vicki Newby.
EAGF1227

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Bead-wrapped Hair Combs

Did you know I make lovely bead-wrapped hair combs?
Here are a few that I have in my online store right now - click any image to see more about it:





Amethyst represents Spirituality and Serenity.

This beautiful pair of hair combs features a free-form wrapping of purple Amethyst chip nugget beads with Czech crystal faceted oval and purple rainbow glass beads....





This beautiful pair of hair combs features a free-form wrapping of iridescent Black Aurora Borealis nuggets and glass beads on plastic combs.





Citrine represents mental stimulation, creativity and enhanced self confidence, and this beautiful pair of hair combs features a free-form wrapping of semiprecious gemstone citrine nuggets with glass beads on plastic combs.











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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Peeper-Keeper Glasses Leashes

I've been making more peeper keeper glasses leashes lately, and it's a good thing, because they've been selling about as fast as I can get them restocked in my online store! (which is is wonderful!) 

Here are a few:

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...32 inch glasses leash featuring accent sections with faceted Czech glass ovals, small rounds of onyx and Czech glass flower beads with an iris finish. The ends are finished with reinforcing guards for strength and durability.





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...32 inch glasses leash features an attractive pattern of medium and small beads alternating with rectangle beads in an iridescent finish ranging in color from green to blue with highlights of purple. 




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...and this 32 inch glasses leash features an elegantly simple strand of emerald green glass beads. The ends are embellished with faceted Austrian crystal teardrops.






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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

...Excited about upcoming classes!

 I am getting ready to go to a couple of classes to learn more about Surface Texturing Techniques and Cold Connections.

Surface Texturing is a fairly self explanatory term - ways of making textures on a surface - in this case, that surface most likely being a sheet metal such as silver or copper. I look forward to seeing what we'll cover in class, and will post pictures as soon as they are available.


Cold Connections - this term refers to methods of connecting pieces and components without soldering them, and probably includes the use of jump rings, rivets, hinges, and maybe some other things I haven't heard of yet. Again, I will post pics as soon as they are available.


...And be on the lookout for some interesting new pieces in the coming weeks!