Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Hello from Arizona!

I decided to give you all an overview of some of my favorite pieces - I love making jewelry.  It is so fun to sit down with my beads and my bead box and start designing.  Some of the necklaces flow from my fingertips, some I dream (!), some I struggle with.  Hopefully each turns out beautiful.  There are so many styles out there.  Some I make are definitely NOT my style but I am creating for YOU.  However I love it down here in Quartzsite because you can wander through the open air markets and discover some gorgeous beads.  I bought a bunch yesterday and my brain has been going like mad coming up with ideas and things I want to try!
I will continue to add new designs as I make them so check back often and see what I have added.  The price on these necklace sets do NOT include shipping.  It would be $3 for the first item, and $1.00 for each each additional item for shipping.  That just about covers my expense for the mailer and postage.

Be sure and double click on the photos so you can see the beauty up close.

Rhinestone Red - $20 - SOLD
19" in length with TWO 2 inch extenders so you can make it 21 inches or 23 inches long.

Deep Forest Necklace and Earring Set
19" - $20
 19" $20
Gilded Cream

Lariet In Blue - SOLD (although I can make another one - just a little bit different!)
34" chain  $18

Lariet In Red - 33 inch chain - $18 SOLD
(I could duplicate it easily)


Gilded Pearls - $22 - SOLD
I already had these pearls and when I saw the square cut crystals I fell in love.  You will probably see these golden crystals again as I use them in conjunction with other beads I  have.  This 19" necklace has a beautiful gold toned toggle and bar closure.  The pearls are glass and the crystals are plastic as are the mini rosettes found throughout the necklace.  The earrings are a triple drop dangle made with the pearls and the mini rosettes.  The crystals would have been too big and clunky for earrings.

Blue Ice

This necklace is 29 inches in length.  The main blue bead is a fun plastic bead that looks kind of like a shiny paper mache up close (You can see what I mean when you look at the photo below of the matching earrings).
 I created it with Teal blue Swarovski crystals separated by cute flower spacers in silver tone metal.  It is long enough to just go over your head.  The matching earrings are Single dangles and come free with the necklace.  

Blue Ice Necklace and Earring Set - $22 for the set

 I named this necklace Simple Pleasures because it is a dainty lovely necklace.  At 19 inches in length it sets above most necklines to frame your face.  I made it with a plastic pearl that is ALMOST but not quite irridescent.  (It glows but not in colors!)  It sparkles with 4mm Swarovski crystals and lovely flower spacers.  It could look lovely in pearls of any colors.  It closes with a magnet closure for easy on/off.  The matching earrings are made of the same beads.  $18 for the set.  -SOLD - 

 Snow and Ice - These fun glass twists are available in a lot of different colors so even though I have already sold this one I can surely make more in almost any color you would like.  19 inches long with a toggle closure this is a beautiful necklace set.  I made the matching earrings out of the crystals and silver caps because the glass twists would be too heavy for earrings.  $20 -SOLD-

Carved Jasper - 
There are three pieces of stone in this necklace, each with its own personality.  I have added pink quartz beads and black chinese crystals to add interest and as fillers as a whole necklace of the stone beads would weigh a ton.  $18

Autumn Flower - $12
Painted on plain metal with Vintaj paints adds depth and beauty to this simply necklace.  It is available in oranges (as seen), blues, greens, cream and rusts, and yellow and black.

Viking Knit Autumn Glory - $25
19 inches of hand woven wire decorated with beads, crystals, pearls and leaves
matching earrings below

Last Spring I learned how to weave colored wire into beautiful pieces of jewelry.  It is called Viking Knit and I use a tool to produce a 'chain' from 1/4 to 3/8 of an inch thick.  Then we wire on coils of the same wire and matching beads.  This is the only one I have left with the leaves added also.

I have made them in red, purple, green, orange, black, gold, silver, and best of all Copper!  (I am partially to the copper ones!)  You will see one of the viking knit bracelets further down the page

Butterfly in Rust and Creams
More of the Vintaj painted metals - this time a 3 inch butterfly with Swarovski crystals set into the center.
Available in cream, yellow and black, rusts and creams, oranges and brown,  or a color of your choice.  $14

Viking Knit bracelet in Silver and pastel pearls and Swarovski Crystals.

Magnetic Zebra Stripes -
Fun and Quirky necklace with two inch zebra striped circles
 dangle from a necklace of magnetic beads,  Double click on the picture to see the small magnetic beads  $18

Lovely Lavender - $20
 Soft tones of lavender  are used to create this dainty and feminine necklace - the beads are a lightweight plastic with silvertoned bead caps, Lavender Swarovski crystals and silver toned spacer beads used to complete the picture.  The matching earrings are a single dangle made up of the same beads

Another example of Viking Knit - the bracelet done in silver and greens has a magnet closure for easy on and off  -

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