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I was feeling summery and wanted to make something to suit my mood. I came up with this bracelet which is made of vintage Lucite flower charms in various pastel shades. The charms are wire wrapped onto a silver plated chain. I have finished the bracelet with a classic silver plated heart toggle clasp.
I started this piece by shaping a piece of 16 gauge silver plated wire into an S-shape; then I started hammering it, creating a different texture. I then used two pieces of wire by twisting them together, then wrapping them around the S-shape wire. At last I started attaching the leaf shaped charms and a […]
I began work on this charm bracelet, hoping that the design would come out looking exactly the way it did. You are literally looking at a fragment of my imagination! Half of the beads are handcrafted by myself with FIMO polymer clay, including the Wonka bars, bubblegum balls, mushrooms, chocolates and peppermint candy canes. The […]
I love wire work. I created this piece from leftover bits and pieces I had here and there: washers from my husband’s shed, buttons from my needlework box, charms from previous projects. I first created the base by making a loop and wrapping the loop on a metal washer and making another loop on the […]
Fall is so full of wonderful rich colors. And as you know I love leaves! So this is my way of capturing those colors in this fall inspired pair of earrings. The leaf charms are antiqued gold color with freshwater pearls in various sizes and rich autumn colors. They dangle from a gold petite chain […]
Black and khaki lampworked beads, sterling silver wire and Hill Tribe beads and charms make this a unique and classic bracelet. Lampwork beads are made by melting narrow rods of glass by hand over an open flame (usually a torch). The glass is wrapped aound a thin metal rod (a mandrel), which later becomes the […]
The unique focal bead was the inspiration for this bracelet. I made a double eye-pin out of 18 gauge wire and attached it to two separate lengths of gold chain. I wanted to make the charms out of interesting beads I had in my collection, and I also wanted those beads to bring out the […]
I have used a buttercup yellow rose and wire wrapped it along with some beige / latte coloured glass pearls. A little brass key and a flower also dangle from an antique brass hoop to complete the charms. I used antique brass cable chain and a heart lobster clasp to secure. I was inspired by […]
I had been looking for an original watch for some time and decided to make something that I liked and was eye-catching. I’m a fan of chunky jewelery and used some great silver floral charms, some oval onyx beads and a couple of preserved rose buds to add some color. I constructed this watch using […]
These cellphone charms are a fun and hip way of showing your support for breast cancer victims. They are constructed with lampwork ribbon beads, Swarovksi crystals, and silver plated findings. These charms were inspired by our mother/grandmother who died from complications resulting from breast cancer treatments in April of 2007. Her loss affected so many […]
I’ve been experimenting with various styles of wirework. This bracelet is comprised of hand-coiled wire swirls, a handmade wire clasp, blue and red glass beads, and metal spacers. I made charms out of some of the red and blue beads, adding them to the wire swirl charms, and the result is a colorful mix of […]
When Rick wanted to add few hearts in this necklace for his wife’s birthday, I thought that his hearts will disappear in the blue ocean with sea creatures but one big heart could be a winner. I created this three-in-one using my own beads that were made from Effetre, recycled glass and sea creature charms […]
This piece is composed of the artist’s own Borosilicate lampwork beads, complimented by clusters of 4mm faceted Amethyst, Citrine, and Garnet. She used 28 gauge sterling wire to weave the stones together. You’ll also see Balinese sterling beads, and charms of larger faceted Rubies, Amethyst, and Citrine. The artist calls this line “Cluster Charm Bangles”.
Yes, I know… the 60’s are over. But some might say that the era represented not just a time but a mindset… and couldn’t we use a little 60’s mindset right now? I know *I* could. I bought these little stamped brass flower charms awhile ago and the first incarnation featured small blackstone rondelles. This […]
This necklace was inspired by one of my favorite orange-y colors (even my car is this color!). I had the flat beads, round beads and heart lying around and they just finally came together. Clear pony beads act as spacers. The dangly charms are on silver headpins and I used silver wire to string it […]
This piece is made of natural, non-viable seeds from the Amazon, fresh water pearls, sterling silver charms, chain and findings. The seeds are attached with head pins to a thick chain to form this unique charm bracelet. Inspired by the Guarasavusu bird of the Amazon rainforest that has brown, yellow, and white feathers.
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