Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Its been a long while

I am ready to leave and go camping for three months seems like I haven't had a minute to myself to do jewelry since we got home the first of April...  I don't think that I've posted any of these necklaces previously although I DID make some of them in Arizona...I have only designed a few since I got back home.  But I really don't want to go to Arizona right was 105 degrees there today!

This is one of my all time favorites.  Those of you that know me, know that a simple illusion necklace is my favorite thing to wear.  The exciting thing about this rainbow illusion is that it is strung onto wavy wire.   It adds a really fun twist to the Swarovski crystals that start in the middle with a pale lavender tone and moves outward to pinks, oranges, yellows, green and finally blues...19 6mm crystals of top quality are spaced one inch apart on this necklace.  The hypoallergenic earrings are dangly Swarovski's, again of the 6mm  multi hued crystals and a magnet closure for easy on and off.   - this necklace is on SALE for only $18 right now.
This illusion necklace is made of fire opal orange Swarovski crystals - they look orange with a deep red center and are gorgeous.  These crystals are spread out an inch and a half apart on 19 strand gold toned necklace wire.  Again it closes with a magnet and the double dangle hypoallergenic earrings have a total of six more Swarovski crystals in fire opal orange.  $20
This necklace is made up of black beads separated with silver toned rhinestone embedded rhondelles - giving a lovely sparkle as you move.  The necklace is 19 inches in length and has single dangle earrings of matching beads hanging from sterling silver earring hooks.   $18
This is a fun necklace - I have taken baked enamel disks and strung them on  a 20 inch copper chain (it closes with an over sized easy to open lobster claw).  On each of the dics is hanging different colored tear drop flats and then a feather flat made up of the same type baked enamel on metal disc.  The earrings are matching soft toned discs with tear drops and feathers.   $20 set
This gorgeous necklace is called Silver Chrysanthemums - as you can see in the picture it connects with a hook and eye type closure and you have several inches of double silver toned chain.  Then the round beads set off the oval beads of polished snowflake obsidian.  which lead to the large  (abt 1 1/2 inch diameter) silver toned flowers.  You also have beautiful silver toned oval metal spacer beads to add drama to the whole set.    The earrings are single drop earrings made up of the flat oval bead, the black round bead and a smaller version of the silver crystanthemum flower.   The set sets for $24 and is approximately 25 inches in length.
This picture simply doesn't do this necklace justice.  I am going to have to try taking a better one with Ed's camera and see if that helps.  I have taken cracked grey glass marble beads, frosted silver tone beads, and antique brass beads and strung them all onto a 19 strand silver toned necklace wire with a brass hook and eye closure.  The necklace is about 19 or 20 inches in length with a lovely textile rosette with dangling charms offset on the left side of the necklace.  Then I took multiple strands of navy blue, black and gold seed beads and wove them into the whole necklace.  The matching earrings are triple dangles of the same beads in the necklace only smaller so they won't be too heavy - they are hanging from hypoallergenic brass toned clips for pierced ears.  This necklace sells for $28.00 for the set

This necklace has a textile flower much like the previous one but it is sage green instead of gray-blue.  Again it is a combination of beads (this time polished jasper in shades of green) separated by copper toned spacer beads.  The closure is the over sized decorative lobster claw that is VERY easy to open and close even with fake fingernails.  The earrings are a single drop of hypoallergenic copper toned ear wires with matching beads in a smaller size.
This is a close up shot of the textile (fabric) flowers....this one is sage green and the one above is grey-blue
This is a fun and very different necklace wire.  It simple slips around your neck and you can change the pendant with ease - I have this silver necklace with this pendant for sale $30.  You can buy the necklace wire for $20 either in this silver twist or a flat gold for $20  ...or different stone pendants that range in price from $7.50 to $12...more on this in another blog
This pearl and crystal necklace is actually a pale lime with a fun pendant that hangs above your breast bone. Again - the colors in this photo leave much to be desired.  This necklace sells for $22 due to the expense of the 8 mm Swarovski crystals.  Matching earrings come with it.

 This is called Copper Charms - it was a fun one to has keys and birds and butterflies.  It has beads and leaves and more butterflies.   It has an oversized lobster claw closure that is easy to use (I normally hate lobster claws but this thing is an inch long and has a beautiful flower design on it.
The color is this picture isn't as rich but I wanted you to see the focal point which is a lovely copper toned butterfly nestled between two ceramic beads.   The earrings are fun dangles with more copper charms hanging from hypoallergenic earring wires.  This necklace set will set for $25.00