Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Petite Greenies $9-SOLD

One of my friends requested a pair of these for her daughter's birthday. She's seven years old and she absolutely adores them! A very feminine and delicate design.

Blue Byzantine $9

This design was inspired by ancient Byzantine jewelry.
Modern and Bohemian all at the same time.

Shiny Things-$10

I made several pair of this style for a local art show. This is the only pair left! The silvery discs are made of paua shell. They can be yours for only $10!

Friday, August 11, 2006

Big Blue World $8-SOLD

Retro design featuring speckled blue glass beads.

Nouveau Riche $9

My version of an art deco look.
The rectangle beads are threaded onto the earwires while the matte green beads dangle underneath.

Midnight $9-SOLD

These glass beads have a black and white vortex on the inside. It reminds me of a starry sky. Moon and star beads complete the theme.

Honey Bees $9

Honey-amber colored glass beads topped by metal bees.

Shining Star $10

Another pair from my "patriotic period". These earrings feature red & white swirled glass beads and an antique silver star.

Orange Ade $8

Red-orange glass beads with silver accents.

Crazy Lace 2 - $12

Another pair of earrings featuring this intricately-patterned stone. Once again, my poor photography fails to translate nature's beauty!

Crazy Lace Agate $12

My terrible photography doesn't do these stones justice! These beautiful stones contain trippy patterns. Crazy lace agate comes in a wide variety of shades and designs. It is believed to inspire those with a heavy heart to laugh and heal.

Picture Jasper $10

The flecks of yellow and purple in these stones remind me of Mardi Gras. This unique stone is called "picture jasper".

In metaphysical circles, picture jasper is a stability gemstone. It is said to ease emotional stress. This stone is also believed to give one courage to speak out and have personal independence. It balances the emotional energies in the body.

Yellow Turquoise & Agate $15 - SOLD

One of the first pairs I made when I got my treasures home from the bead show. These things sold before I even put the earwires on! You can have a similar pair for $15.

White Agate $12

More bead show finds. These cool rectangle beads are some sort of agate. In my buying frenzy, I forgot to ask the seller exactly which. So, I'm going to go with white agate. If anyone out there can ID this stone as something else, just drop me a line!

Oddities $7

I found these interesting beads at a local shop. They were so weird and alien, I just had to have them! Now you can celebrate your love of the bizarre by giving these weirdos a home.

Banded Agate $9

Featuring banded agate, these sweet little earrings are delicate and earthy. Can't believe I was able to find two stones in the strand that matched so perfectly!

Ocean Jasper $12

I love these stones! Very unique but also versatile enough to go with work and casual attire.

Patriot Games-Sold

Here's a bracelet I created while I was on a patriotic kick. Actually, this is my first attempt at a charm bracelet. I went on to make several others for friends. This piece contains glass, ceramic, and chevron beads. The original has been sold, but if you are interested, I can make you a similar bracelet for $15 including shipping.

Carnelian & Moukite $15-SOLD

More treasures from my trip to the bead show! These earrings feature moukite beads topped with carnelian rondelles.

Red Hearts $12-SOLD

These beauties are made from carved red horn hearts.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Moukite Earrings

Moukite Earrings $15

Last month I visited a local bead show and discovered a beautiful new stone called Moukite (sometimes spelled Mookite). The colors of this stone vary from margarine yellow to dark magenta red with variations of lemon and lavender in between. I was so impressed, I bought every piece on the table! This pair of earrings features two of those beautiful stones. There are a medium on the heaviness scale. I made myself a pair and wore them all day without any discomfort. You wouldn't believe how many compliments I got!

Heart You

Heart You $10

This simple design features an unusual single heart bead suspended on a silver chain.
It is choker length.

Orange Sherbert

Orange Sherbert $10

This necklace features glass chips and a glass focal bead. The chips are highly reflective and have no sharp points. This piece is slightly longer than a choker.

Purple & Gold

Purple & Gold $15
Just finished this cool bracelet in purple glass. It's sized a little big as bracelets go.
About 8 3/4 to 9 inches.