Category Archives: Jewelry

Forget Me Not

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This bracelet reminds me of the small forget-me-not flowers I used to see as a child.  They were always one of the first harbingers of Spring, popping up to remind one there was sunshine and warmth and longer days ahead.

The green base is bead woven on a loom.  I liken it to the stems and leaves of the flowers.  It was then enhanced with matte periwinkle circles, each one dotted with a yellow center.  A tiny blue picot surrounds the edge, and protects the warp and weft from wear.  (Try saying that three times fast!)

Shhh!  Don’t tell, but this is a birthday present for a dear friend who is an awesome gardener.  I hope she likes it.

Nevermore

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quoth the Raven

Or something to that effect.  It’s been a while since I’ve ready Edgar Allen Poe, still his writing does stick with one.

This necklace is for no particular reason other than finding some very uniaue Day of the Dead pewter bird skulls.  If you look closely at the photo below, you can even see they’re decorated with bas relief rosettes.  How cool is that!

The focal is a mix of shiny and black matte beads, with small pops of color to keep the piece lively rather than funereal.  Digging through the stash unearthed (pun intended) some pewter skulls which are randomly strung on the neck strap.

Articulated

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Ah yes, all those bright beaded pieces. Where ever have they gone?

This bracelet is a thank you gift for someone who helped me out a while back.  She has a darker more goth sensibility.  I hope she likes it.

Two different types of purple two-hole crescent beads, mixed with black crescents and bars.  The magnetic clasp is gunmetal.

The bracelet is simple stringing, though you have to be careful to keep the crescent beads properly aligned.  Those curvy little devils like to turn backwards, which I usually don’t discover until I’ve gotten several more beads away.  Who me?  Pay attention?

Confetti

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This necklace is my second commission ever!  I think it turned out great.  It’s a lovely mix of candy colored 6° seeds crocheted into a rope, inspired by one I made for myself, Old Tyme Candy.

This one is longer, and has more sparkle.  The new owner is a tiny person, so she can wear it doubled, as a short necklace, or full length, in a 20s flapper style.

Statice

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img_4384Purple, Magenta, Green.  The first flowers poking through the snow.  Days are getting longer.  The sun is rising earlier, setting later.

More experimentation with the bead loom.  The base of the bracelet was woven using 10° delicas.  It was fun both because it went quickly and helped expand my horizons.

The little flowers are matte green o-beads and sparkly magenta 15°s.  The magentas also make up the picot edge.  The whole band is wrapped through a pair of hammered gunmetal D rings, snicked with a magnetic clasp.

Buttercup

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img_4382I had picked up some hot pink beads on a whim.  Wasn’t at all sure what I’d do with them.  It’s the dead of winter here, so perhaps is was just a desire for something bright and lively; the promise of Spring to come.  Don’t get me wrong though, I like winter here in Sierraville; it’s lovely!

What to do with these pink beads?  My mind doesn’t move in a “pink” direction.  It does, however, do yellow and blue, which are also colors  in the beads.

The spiral accent is a mix of seed beads and drops.  Yellow drops form a sharp V rolling forwards and back.  The necklace is a mix of yellow rice beads and small crystals.  Pink coins are interspersed along the length.  It’s bright and fun and springy!