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In my jewelry pieces I focus mainly on contemporary styles, so in this piece I tried to give it a modern, different look than the traditional earring. This piece was constructed from silver plated 16 gauge wire giving it a random, trendy shape, then attaching a 10mm purple rondelle bead at the end of the […]
I made this piece completely from scratch using Fimo polymer clay. Kneading and rolling the clay into a sausage shape, I then cut off parts to make the ‘cup’ of the cupcake. I then scored ridges into the ‘cup’ using a needle. For the ‘cake’ part, I rolled the clay into a thinner sausage shape […]
These beautiful carved mother of pearl flowers needed some color in my eyes. So I have added a chain which I have embellished with fuschia-dyed mother of pearl round beads and olivine-dyed mother of pearl drop beads which I turned upside down to represent leaves. Now I have a pair of beautiful, flirty summer inspired […]
I made this piece using sterling silver wire, faceted garnets, Swarovski crystal bicones, and round sterling silver beads. The pendant itself is two separate components woven together in order to create the single piece seen in the design. I wanted to use a lot of bold red and love these little pieces of garnet. Also […]
This necklace features 4 strands, each unique, but layer together beautifully. I used one of my favorite color combinations…bronze and turquoise. I made two of the strands more of a random look with seed beads, freshwater pearls, crystals, and turquoise. One strand has a regular pattern of turquoise and copper beads. The final strand holds […]
I like combining steampunk elements, such as gears and chain, with my own flair to create something unique. This necklace measures 18 inches and combines gold plated chain, copper rounds, silver plated rounds, copper Swarovski crystals, and metal gears in shades of antiqued gold, pewter, and copper. The gears are connected with jump rings in […]
This piece was made with solid copper wire. First the thicker wire for the frame was cut, the ends were heated with a torch to get the little dots. It was then pickled in acid, formed and tumble polished. The amazonite, apatite, Swarovski crystal and copper bead were attached with very thin copper wire. The […]
For the first time I tried working with Shibori and I love it. I tried a combination with Swarovski stones, Miyuki beads, freshwater pearls and Swarovski pearls. They matched perfectly with the beautiful colors of the Shibori ribbon. The back is finished with green ultra suede. The lock is magnetic.
To create these earrings I shaped 18 gauge wire into a swirl. Then I hammered the silver to give texture. Then I used a headpin to attach sodalite nugget beads. I attached a closed jump ring to the swirl & used a sterling fishhook earring finding. Sodalite is the stone of endurance.
I wanted to make a pair of fun earrings that would go anywhere…pool or dinner party. I started with the super cute rectangular sterling silver beads and added iridescent faceted black glass beads to the top and bottom. I strung them all together with a piece of Argentine half hard sterling silver wire and attached […]
I wanted to make a necklace for winter (I am in Australia), a substantial piece that can hold its own over bulky jumpers. This scarf necklace is made with 14 strands of glass seed beads, glass bugle beads and rose quartz beads, strung onto professional nylon beading thread. To keep the strands together, I made […]
This piece was made as a commission for a colleague’s mother – the brief was that she has a young and carefree spirit and loves greens and browns. Materials include antique brass Vintaj pieces, unakite, moonstone, Czech and Indian glass and Swarovksi crystals and pearls, all combined with a gorgeous antique brass chain.
For this piece I crocheted 28 gauge non-tarnish silver Artistic Wire with keshi pearls around the edges. I love the challenge of turning a hard material such as wire into soft and feminine pieces, as it is so unexpected. When I see people put them on and be amazed at how soft and touchable they […]
This pendant was constructed of gold filled wire and fresh water pearls. I started this as an exercise in learning. I was following a tutorial written by Eni on the Beaded Bail. I decided to follow through using an undrilled sea shell that I’ve had for some time. First I had to drill a hole. […]
This fun beaded bracelet was created with 4mm sparkly brown and, just a touch of, hot pink crystal fire polished beads. Its “wrapped” effect was created by threading the beads with 10 meters of size 2 cotton cord onto soft 1.5mm brown leather cord. I made the catch for the clasp by knotting the ends […]
This beaded gemstone necklace features beautiful 6mm tigerseye gemstones, turquoise rondelle gemstones and a large 1 1/2″ turquoise oval gemstone pendant. A sterling silver clasp and chain allows this necklace to be adjustable. Matching bracelet and earrings are also shown on my website.
There are situations where nothing but a heart will do. They are one of the most understood symbols of affection and very well liked as jewelry pieces. I set out to make a heart out of wire by hand forming the two pieces, then hammering them and finally wire wrapping them together. I then added […]