Sunday, November 15, 2009

An overview of my beadwork

Since my open house on Thursday I have had several people tell me they felt bad they missed it and was there somewhere they could see my "work" - so I am sending them here to get a feel for the wide range of necklace/earring sets that I have created. For those of you who have seen most of my jewelry I will apologize for the repeat. For those of you who want to look over the posts in this blog you will have a chance to read my feelings about the different sets as I give a quick overview of the different pieces. I will also give you prices but remember these are the prices for Petal Soft Jewelry and anyone who purchases a piece or two through this blog site (by emailing me at get a 20% discount. For those of you who live close enough I can hand deliver ...or, if necessary I can mail things out at $2 a set for postage, and $1 for each additional set. Tax is included in the cost of the jewelry. Or you can go to my site at and order through there (paypal anyone??!!)

Enuff of that stuff - I hope you enjoy these. I have had a lot of fun creating them all! There are all different styles and designs so if you don't like the first few, keep looking!

This is one of my favorite styles - a simple illusion necklace with Swarovski crystals spread out every inch and a half apart. This necklace can be custom created for you in pink, green, turqouise, blue, lavender, purple, yellow, oraqnge, brown - you get the picture. That is what my custom ordering is all about - your color favorite color on a silver or gold or copper toned chain, a magnet or toggle or lobster claw closure. The earrings can be duplicated - on a fish eye earring wire or in silver or gold toned clip. As you look through the pictures you will see triple and double and single dangles, loops, etc. CUSTOM MADE!!

This Mother of Pearl pendant is gorgeous on a copper chain with beadwork of silver and green pearls and crystals. The matching earrings have bits of chain dangling below the beads. Double click on the picture to get a close up. $25 for the set.

This pendant is a dichroic glass in black and copper and orange - the pendant hangs off of the beadwork you can see in front of the flower with black pearls above it. $25 for the set.
This is an ankle bracelet made up of real polished amethyst tear drop beads. 10 1/2 in length it sells for only $12.

This was a fun set to make. The center bead is a glass bead that looks like old fashioned porcelain with a soft pink rose painted on it. The bead work is a combination of pink and silver beads hanging on a double row beneath silver toned chain connected by silver butterflies. The earrings highlight the same silver butterflies with matching beads dangling beneath them . The 30 inch long necklace and earring set sell for $20.00
I called this necklace Red Satin Elegance - with the red satin beads and large clear crystal beads it would look so elegant with just the right necklince. The earrings are made of red satin beads and lead crystals. The set sells for $18.00. The necklace is 22 inches in length
This necklace nestles right at your collarbone - 18 inches in length with three silver wildflowers with gorgeous hot pink Swarovski crystals and pink pearl beading between them, all hanging off silver toned double chain. Earrings combine the beadwork and chains. $22 for the set.
This lacy black pendant is about 1 1/2 inches in length. The pendant hangs off a necklace of glass and plastic beads in various tones of black, grey and silver. The necklace is 21 inches in length and sells for only $15 with the matching earrings

This gorgeous rope is made up of 46 inches of bright silver chain with clusters of pink and magenta beads all hand wired into a large cluster of beads where the two chains connect. More smaller clusters dangle all the way down to the bottom of the chain. Matching earrings on hypoallergenic earring wires. The set has been marked down to $25 (remember- you can take 20% off of that!)

This triple strand necklace is made up of topaz toned beads with gold accents and tigers eye rocks. Gold toned chain strands loop above and below the beaded strand. The strands are 24 inches, 27 inches and 30 inches in length with a gold toned screw type closure. That closure could easily be changed to a toggle type closure. I wouldn't suggest a magnet closure on this one because the stones are a little too heavy. $20.00 for the set.
This is a fun necklace - it would look great with that little black dress OR just as nice with a pair of jeans and blouse! It is beaded onto memory wire - it will always remember its shape!! The beads are a combination of glass beads, magnet beads and plastic beads. The earrings set it off to a T! The set sells for $15.00
The agate pendant on this necklace is what started all of this fun!! In February while Ed and I and my dad were perusing the open air shops in Quartzsite Arizona I saw this piece of beautiful polished rock. I thought - hmm, that would make a pretty necklace, and before I knew it I was knee deep in beads and bead making equipment. I have been truly amazed at the ideas that pop up in my head and after about a month and a half I decided that I needed to try and sell some of my designs in order to sustain my habit!!! It has been so much fun. I always knew I was a crafty type person but never an artsy one. I even wake up in the middle of the night with ideas for necklaces! This set is truly a One of a Kind - the different beads in it are irreplaceable. The strands of the necklace are 18", 20" and 25 " in length. The set sells for $25.00
I call this the mottled ebony butterfly necklace set- it is a type of dichroic glass in silver and black hanging off of one of two strands of beadwork all hung on an antique silver toned chain. It sells for $24.oo
This is Kathleens necklace. She brought over a watch bracelet for me to match. What fun - I went to four different craft stores looking for the matching beads. The pale yellow glass pearl maches her bracelet exactly. Kathleen doesn't have pierced ears so I put the dangles on silver clip earrngs. The flower hook closure on the left side was so pretty I decided to place it there instead of at the back of the neck. This one is not for sale - sorry...already sold!

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