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Sunday, February 28, 2010


This is a delicate necklace with one cranberry glass pearl floating on a wavy fine wire. The pearl is surrounded by two silver glass rondelles. It is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp.

Approximate measurements
Length = 21”
Width = 1/2”

Saturday, February 27, 2010


The Flo necklace is sparkly and eye-catching.  Flat discs of mother of pearl shell dyed with an animal print are strung with white fire polished beads and golden shadow rondelles with an aurora borealis finish.  It is finished with a smooth sterling silver toggle clasp. 
Approximate measurements
Length = 24.5”
Width = 3/4”

Friday, February 26, 2010


The Patrice necklace is made of green and silver glass beads.  The green beads are so pretty it is difficult to describe them.  The green is a type of muted spring green, and the colored part has a clear layer over it which gives it extra depth.  The pendant is made of the same beads.  It is finished with a pewter toggle clasp. 

Approximate measurements
Length = 23”  Width = 1/2”

Monday, February 22, 2010


The Printemps necklace is a delicate and beautiful combination of spring colors.  The focal bead is hand blown glass in yellow, brown, and clear.  It is nestled between two silvertone Jabonex glass rondelles.  Larger white crackle beads are strung between dainty beads of pink, green, and white.  It is finished with a silver plate toggle clasp that has a floral design.  Pair this necklace with a plain white top, and you’ll love all the compliments!  

Sunday, February 21, 2010


The Anisa necklace is accented with three large painted wood beads in a plum-my magenta color.  The focal beads are surrounded by pewter beads, with glass beads in spring green and smoky taupe.  It is finished with a pewter hook and eye clasp.  These colors look beautiful together. 

Saturday, February 20, 2010


This necklace uses a black and white color palette and pearls for a contemporary look.  Beautiful, large, genuine Swarovski Crystal Pearls are strung in between small polished black beads.  A second beading wire is strung exposed and carries a smooth and shiny black crystal bead.  Each “pearl” is wrapped half way with the flexible black wire.  It is finished off with sterling silver findings, including a silver lobster clasp.  This necklace will look very sophisticated and stylish on you.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Pink Mother of Pearl with Olive Green Beads

This updated classic uses light pinkish red discs of mother of pearl shell, with various shapes of olive green beads.  The olive green beads are slightly transparent, and have an antiqued tea-stain look.  There are silver plated accents throughout the necklace, with the center bead set off with bead caps and stardust style beads.  Best of all is the wonderful silver plated pewter toggle clasp, which shows a rose with a leaf on either side. 

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Chocolate Brown, Caramel Tan, and Champagne Pearls

This lovely lightweight necklace uses the warm tones of chocolate brown, caramel tan, and champagne colored freshwater rice pearls.  It is finished with a silver plated toggle clasp in a wrapped design.  This necklace will accent many different outfits, and can be either dressy or casual.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Beaded Necklace with Turquoise, Brown, and Cream Colors

This is a beautiful lightweight necklace with the gorgeous colors of blue turquoise set again a warm brown, smooth ivory, and shiny silver.  It is finished with a silver plated toggle clasp in a rope design.  This necklace would be especially great for cruise wear and beach wear.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


The Rita necklace uses the colors of black, silver, and strawberry red.  Light red mother of pearl shell nuggets are strung with oval black and red acrylic beads.  They are separated by small silver peacock freshwater rice-shaped pearls.  It is approximately 32" long and 3/4" wide.  This necklace has a really nice drape to it.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Earth tone necklace

This is an earth-tone necklace made with chocolate brown beads, reddish brown carnelian nuggets, and accented with 3 pale mossy green focal beads made of carved soapstone. Hourglass spacers show a glint of gold throughout the necklace, and it is finished with a gold plated pewter toggle clasp in a rope design.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Valentine Hearts

This Valentine Hearts set uses red glass hearts with antique brass colored wire.  The hearts are wire wrapped onto the necklace which is made of sections of wire strung with red glass pearls, light red cubes, and metallic brown seed beads.  These are connected to an antique brass colored chain.  The matching earrings follow a similar pattern, using hand forged ear wires.  I like the rustic look of the red with the brown.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010


The “Simone” necklace uses cream colored cubes with black onyx chips.  In the center is a small black skull pendant surrounded by black dagger beads.  It is finished with a sterling silver lobster clasp.  This necklace is all angles – there are no round beads!  The skull pendant is very attractive and made of Czech glass.  Please note that the pendant is small at approximately 1” high, and from a distance it may not be recognizable as a skull.  That is the intention of the design – people will want to examine the necklace close up! 

Approximate measurements
Length = 27-1/2”
Width = 3/4”