Tuesday, May 27, 2008

The Man in the Moon....

I love these these man in the moon faces. They add a bit of whimsy to a piece. I'm running low though and am having a heck of a time finding more. Hopefully, I'll find some soon. This piece has some Dichroic fused glass pieces as well.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

My Friends Have the Neatest Jewelry...

Of course I could be a little biased. Especially in this case. This piece belongs to my good friend known as "Clean Jean" She was wearing it one day with the most perfect shade of green that just made the necklace pop. It was eye-catching to say the least. It was made with a series of beads done with the color Copper Green. It shows up as the turquoise looking color when the heat is done with it. The color was used on a base of Cobalt blue. The round Fine Silver spheres are also handmade with fine silver clay and then fired in the kiln. It has Blue Labradorite and Pewter Freshwater Pearls as well.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

Pearl & Tourmaline Duo

I've been busy working hard lately , so have not had much time to post. The beginning of the summer "Season" is about to begin and things need to be ready. This piece is a double strand necklace of luscious champagne freshwater pearls, and variegated, faceted tourmaline. It has a lentil shaped lampworked bead, made with a wonderful glass frit, one of my favorites. And it's fastened with a gold bird toggle clasp.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Heavy Metals Bracelet

This bracelet is a piece in my Heavy Metals series named for the use of silver beads and charms as well the use of beads made with Dark Silver Plum glass. It looks like metal as well. Silver beads from the Karen Hilltribe in Thailand are used in this piece. I like to buy from a certain group there as they promote Fair Trade, and the profits go back to the people of the villages who have practiced the art of silver beadmaking for many years. So much so that individual houses are often known for the particular style of bead they make. The Lampwork beads have started out in ivory and are then coated with Blue Silver Leaf and the ends capped with Dark Silver Plum. There is also some Pyrite (Fool's Gold) , old Masai beads and ceramic beads.