Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
This week I am working with some beautiful vintage buttons.
I have a pretty silvery one that will be the focal point for a bracelet.
I also picked out a cranberry and bronze luster button and a Christmas rose button. Pics to follow.
I thought I would top off this little holiday collection with some rhinestone buttons and beads for a very special charm bracelet.
These will be fun to don, dress up accessories for party time.
Monday, December 8, 2008
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Here is a peek at the completed pyrite necklace. I wanted to bring something special to my show in Redbank this Saturday.
This necklace is called: Love Conquers All.
When I laid out the pyrite beads onto my bead board, they made me think of the suits of armor worn by the Knights of the Round Table. That's how this necklace came together. The selection of hearts begin with very tiny resin hearts, and the hearts get bigger and bigger. Instead of traditional tones of red for the "color of love", I decided to use shades of gold and lavender.
This necklace will make its debut in my Etsy shop sometime next week.
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I'm so glad you are visiting my "Aerie".
It will give me a chance to get to know you and share some of the joy and pleasure (and sometimes frustration) of the design process.
I have been working on a very special necklace and hope to add a picture of the finished piece soon.
Awhile ago, I purchased some oval pyrite beads. As a child, I LOVED pyrite. It was the prize of my rock collection. It was so dark and mysteriously glittery. I had actually never seen pyrite beads before, and it was an unusual choice for me since I am always drawn to glass before gemstone. Anyway, I tucked them away in my bead box, and suddenly one day, a necklace popped into my head, and the pyrite beads were at the "heart" of the idea. I hope you'll stop back often. This is a brand new blog and I just dove in. I put some flowers out for you. Even though it's the height of Autumn, I couldn't resist the Columbine.
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Last month, I finished the series of perfume bottle necklaces. I saved one more smaller, violet colored bottle because I am looking for just the right beads to set it off.