Thursday, December 27, 2012

New Camera

 I just got a new camera for Christmas and The blurry pictures are hopefully a thing of the past.  In this blog I am showing the new pictures I have taken of some of the necklaces I still have.

This is the Butterfly in Rust that I have on my Etsy blogsite.  I have since added the Swarovski crystals to the center of these pendants.  These sell for $16 on etsy but are on sale on my blogspot for just $12.

 This is the same butterfly done in blues and greens.  Again, I have since added the jewels to the center of the butterfly and this adds to the beauty.  The most fun thing with these painted pendants is that you can email me a picture of a blouse that you might have and I can paint the necklace to match it.

Autumn Leaf with double chain in copper and brass...$10

Ceramic Butterfly in pinks and purples...$12

Ceramic Butterfly in White 

Lace in Pink with Silver Sparkle...Five inch wide pendant on black chain.  $15

Layered Bloom in Pinks, Black and purples...on black chain  $15

Pink Swallotail....$12

Swallowtail in Rust

Blooms in Rust and Gold $14

Same pendant as above - just a different view.  

Hope you enjoyed this rerun!!   All of these necklaces are available in pinks, blues, purples, greens, rusts, creams, blacks and yellows.  The only color they really haven't made available in the Vintage patinas is a good red.  They have just come out with silver, gold, copper and 

Hopefully red will come along soon.

If you see anything you like here contact me at

Thursday, November 29, 2012


I have been so busy painting the Vintag pendants and other new beaded necklaces my box of jewelry is overflowing so I am having a CLEARANCE SALE!!   ALL of the necklaces shown below are now only $10!!  Just ten bucks for a handmade necklace (often with a matching set of earrings)....Christmas is coming - these would make great stocking stuffers.  Order by the tenth of December and I will mail them to you so that you will get them by Christmas!!

Wire Wrapped Tan and Gray Shell Necklace...32"
Citron and Antique Gold Wire Wrap Necklace -   28" with 2" stone pendant

Turquoise Feet Bracelets - size 8-9

Fire Opal Illusion Necklace and Earring Set - 19 inch  magnet closure
Soft Coral Rock Necklace and Earring Set   Toggle Closure - 19"
Orange Flame Necklace and Earring Set - Toggle closure  - 19 "

Wood and Brass Necklace and Earring Set - 19"  toggle closure

Curved Copper Necklace and Earring Set - 30" with 2" pendant
Hot Pink Wire Wrap Necklace - 19" with magnet closure

Feathery Fun in Natural Pheasant Colors Necklace and Earring Set - 19" with magnet closure

Triangular stone Wire Wrap Necklace and Earring Set - 19" w toggle closure

Peach Beauty - two separate necklaces with matching earrings 
The main necklace is 19" with a 2 1/2 pendant  and a magnet closure.  The longer necklaces is 28 inches in length and goes over your head   Matching earrings included.

 Distressed Tigers Eye Necklace and Earring Set - 19" toggle closure
Malachite Stone Necklace and Earring Set - 19" with toggle closure 
 Red Swarovski Necklace and Earring Set - `9" with magnet closure
Wild Seashell Necklace and Earring set 
19" with toggle closure 

Brown Faceted Wire Wrap Necklace - only $5
 Brass Feathers Necklace and Earring Set - abt 24 inches
 Lavender Bail Necklace and Earring Set - 19 inches with two inch stone pendant with toggle closure
 Wire Wrapped Florida Seashell Necklace and Earring Set - 19"  toggle closure
Soft Green Quartz Necklace and Earring Set - toggle closure

Monday, October 22, 2012

Painting Pendants to Match your wardrobe!!

You've seen most of these already but I want to show you how fun it is to paint a pendant to match an item in your wardrobe
 This Oversized leaf sells for $18 here on my blogspot.  On Etsy is will be listed at $25
The first one I did was done in rusts and browns and yellows with gold glitters
 This one was painted with blues then with two different colors of green.  I touched it with a bit of yellow and cream and then sealed in a silver glitter.
My Goddesses  are painted in pinks and silvers - They sell for $12 here on my blogspot for my friends and $18 each on Etsy.
 Greens and yellows and silvers
 Yellows and creams and blacks and silvers
 Last but not least this one is painted in rusts and browns, a touch of yellow and highlighted with silvers
 This butterfly was painted with creams and yellows and then edge brushed with black - the butterflies sell for $15 each...$25 on
 This blue and green butterfly is highlighted with copper glitter 
 Note the gorgeous colors in this blue, purple and hot pink butterfly
 This Butterfly was painted with the rusts and oranges and browns of Fall

This Butterfly matches a blouse I have in creams and oranges, greens and coppers.
It has been so fun trying to see what each color combination can develop.  When I bought the specialty paints I mainly stuck with the color groups they came in (five sets of three colors each).  Now I am mixing and matching colors with my own little plastic pallette and having a good time with it all.  

If you have a blouse or dress that you haven't been able to match up with the correct necklace - bring it over or send me a picture and let me show you what we can do working together - you will get to choose the pendant, the chain, the colors, the clasp, and the glitter!!   And I will paint it and bake it and sand it and bake it and glitter it and bake it and finally glaze it and bake it again.  !!  Quite a process but look what it does

Friday, October 19, 2012

Hopefully you don't get tired of these gorgeous metal necklaces

 This Gilded Goddess is done in rusts, browns and yellows on the silver pendant.  I highlighted it with silver glitter, especially on her skirt
 I love butterflies and you will see lots and lots of them on this site.  Again, I took the browns and rusts and a touch of cream to create this beauty - copper glitter sets it off
Can you believe it - the queen of sparklies left off the glitter on this.  The  brass plate was pre-imprinted but the rich purple and blue and hot pink of this piece was sufficient.  No glitter!
Five petal daisy done with rust and browns on a gold background.  The stamen head is actually a bead made up goldstone. 
 This flower is painted with yellows and creams and black...sanded and baked and glazed with just a touch of gold sparkle.

Puffed circle in pink, lavender and blue with silver sparkle.  The pendant does open up so you could glue in a picture to create a locket
Fantabulous leave - brass pendant that I painted and baked in the rusts, yellows, creams, browns - it has a row of rhinestones down the center of the leaf that pick up the color of the paints.  

 I painted this butterfly to match another one of my blouses - it is cream with copper sparkles and the pattern is a combination of greens, browns, rusts, oranges and touches of black.  I have duplicated that color combo in this necklace.
 Colorful squares - this was posted a few days ago on face book with another very similar necklace.  I asked my friends to vote which one they liked best.  The votes tied down the middle but the friend I designed it for picked the other one - so I mailed it off to her and got to keep this one for my store.  This was actually MY favorite of the two ...
Translucent Quartz...I am turning brain dead...I am sure I should be able to come up with a prettier name for this necklace but since it is 12:20 in the middle of the night maybe I can blame it on that!   This necklace is designed around four gorgeous large flat beads somewhat oval somewhat rectangular in shape.  They are translucent with beautiful coloration of brown and tans and almost orange!!  I separated them with triangular shaped plastic sparklies and small brass balls.  The earrings are made of the sparklies and balls as the larger bead would be wayyyyyy to heavy to wear as an earring  $25

Last but not least is This necklace made up of  large clay beads separated with antique gold tone column beads.  The earrings are fun in that they don't match each other but pick up the colors in the necklace Watch this space for better pictures in the future.

I can see this picture didn't tranpose well into this blog so I will get busy and take some more pictures ....TOMORROW