Sunday, April 26, 2009

Green Apple Shine

I wanted to use up some green beads. I also had this polyclay face made up. A while back I bought some half hard square & half round brass wire ( I wanted to be able to maintain the gold toned vs gold-toned art wire). So here is the combination of all these bits.

New poetry blog

I love to write. I often write poems for jewelry pieces. I haven't been writing as much as I used to with everything going on. However, I adore poetry. I decided to open a blogger blog for poetry and short pieces that I write. feel free to visit there as well.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Wandering Red River Queen

Wandering Red River Queen

A work in progress. I never know where these face pendents will end up. I decided that I would do a work in progress record. The construction is always different and the order freeform random.

I can't wait to see where the Wandering red River Queen will journey!

Copper wire, Mother of Pearl leafs, red tiger eye, wood bicones, seed beads, and what ever else comes out of the proverbial kitchen sink!

Ok ... The final version is complete. I took photos last night but was not as pleased with them. So this morning, after showering- ahhhhh refreshment - :) -- I took out the cell-ie and snapped another round of pics. Here is one I actually like!

I give to you--- Wandering Red River Queen!!!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

reina verde de la selva (Green Jungle Queen)

This was today's project. I started working on it and wasn't sure where it was going to go at all. I love that about creating pieces. One step leads to another. When does it end? When the last bead, pearl, wrap is done, then it's done! WEEE

This is copper, mountain jade, mother of pearl leaves and rounds, polylcay, pressed Czech glass leaves, and metal beads.

I also made the earrings this morning.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Excitement X2

I sold my first tutorial on Etsy last night! I am sooooooooo excited!! YES!

I finished this pendent this morning. It is red tiger eye with copper wrapping and beads.

Monday, April 6, 2009

Dainty Sister Pendent Tutorial

Dainty Sister Pendent is up and running on Etsy now. You can check out my tutorial at

In come the swappers!

Earlier in March I organized a pendent swap over in Artists were paired and made pendents specifically for the partners. Here are some of the results. Excellent work! It's wonderful to be a part of such a talented group!
Maeissa next 2 are by Sewandso

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Cell-ie pics from April 4, 2009

I went to the post office this morning to drop off the pendent for my swap partner. On the way back through downtown the sun was shining and it looked spring time fresh. It is cold as blue blazes, but the sun- OH THE SUN! So I parked my car, an whipped out the cell phone. I took these pictures and decided to post them up oh Photobucket to make a slide show. Enjoy!

Friday, April 3, 2009

Pendent swap- Blue Tiger eye

Over on Jewelrygeeks I have organized a pendent swap. It is a good time to stretch your creativity and receive someone else's efforts as well. Here is the pendent I designed for my partner. It is made of blue tiger eye, sterling silver wrapping, and silver plated beads. Soon I'll post the rest of the group's pendent photos.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Viking Knit & Birthday Specials

I finished this first Viking Knit attempt last week or so. I enjoyed the technique. It's repetitive weaving is relaxing. I also thrilled when my drawplate finally arrived in the mail. I ripped it out of the package, crabbed pliers, and pulled the knit through! Totally fun to watch the woven tube become this amazing chain! I can't wait to do another.

I also posted my Dainty Sister Pendent over on It's in pending status.

Happy Birthday to me today. 36! I can't believe that! YIKES! But, I am glad to have the day off and relax with my beads, wire, computer, music, and a tad bit of sunshine out! HAPPY DAYS!! I also want to think my friend Kim from Kim's Creative Designs. She gave me a gift bucket of beads, cabs, and donuts. She is the best!! I adore her shop-my happy Zen place! Hugs