Jewelry designs, garden photos, and anything else that comes to my mind!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Silver and Red Dangly Charm Bracelet

This is a pretty silver chain with silver and red dangles.  It is closed with a button style clasp.  The larger dangle is a silver sphere studded with carnelian cabochons.  The smaller dangles are pressed glass red flower beads with a stardust bead on top.  Pretty to look at and fun to wear!

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mixed Turquoise Glass Bead Coil Bracelet

Different colors and shapes of turquoise glass and crystal look beautiful on this coil bracelet.  There is a teardrop dangle at the end. 

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Baseball Coil Bracelet

This is a coil bracelet in white and dark blue with an antiqued silver baseball charm.  It is that time of year after all.  For the bracelet above, I had the New York Yankees in mind.  However, this would work for any team whose colors are dark blue and white, including your favorite little league or minor league team. 
This second bracelet is in red and white with blue.  I had my own Philadelphia Phillies in mind when I designed this, but it would be suitable for the many teams that use red, white, and blue in their uniforms.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Signs of Spring

It is great to see the first crocus.  After all that snow, they are brave enough to be the first ones out.  I didn't think Spring was ever going to come back after such a harsh winter.  I am glad the bulbs have faith and keep coming back each year!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Yellow Beaded Lariat with Silver Tassels

This is a 52" lariat necklace.  You can wear this knotted up high or low, or wrap it around twice.  You could even wear this knotted in back for a different look.  The yellow beads have a rainbow finish to them for great sparkle.  They are spaced with silver beads and the ends have really great silver tassels.  The necklace is lightweight and easy to wear.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Silver Foil Lined Beads with Black Flower Cones

Large silver foil lined beads with stripes are set off with black flower cones.  I used these both in a pair of earrings and a bracelet.  The beads look a bit like wrapped candy.  The earrings are on silver earwires.  The bracelet closes with a silver button clasp with is easy to use. 

Friday, March 19, 2010

Red and Purple 2 Strand Bracelet

Red pearls with red swarovski crystals on purple beading wire, and purple fluorite beads with purple swarovski crystals on a red beading wire.  The colors together are beautiful, and you don't need to wear your "red hat" to love this bracelet!  It is about 8 inches long and closes with a silver magnetic clasp.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Red and Gold, White Pearl Bracelet

Red and gold with white make a really pretty bracelet.  The three focal beads are barrel-shaped and have all three colors in them.  Ribbed gold surround them.  Red flower shaped glass beads are strung with tiny white pearls.  All is finished with a hand forged hook and eye clasp.  This is about 8 inches long.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Black and Gold Cat Bracelet

Every cat lover should have a cat bracelet, and so here is a gold chain decorated with four little black and gold cat faces and other pretty black and gold beads.  This is 7-1/2 inches long and will fit the average wrist.  It closes with a magnetic clasp so you will have no problems getting it on and off.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Soaring Eagle

I haven't seen the big birds around lately, but then the weather has been too terrible to be outdoors.  This eagle made several low swoops to our house.  I can never get a really good picture of these pretty birds, but I thought I'd give this guy a starring role today in my blog.

Monday, March 15, 2010


This is a beautiful bracelet made with sterling silver alphabet beads which spell out the message “what would Jesus do”.  Reflective crystal beads with matte gray spacer beads add to its beauty and flexibility.  It is finished with a sterling silver rope design toggle clasp.  This will fit an average size wrist, and a jeweler could lengthen it for you easily with some silver jump rings.  This is all made in precious metals knowing this would be a special part of your jewelry collection.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Dramatic Red and Black Necklace

Red and black combine to make a dramatic statement.  Puffed ovals of red turquoise magnesite are strung with black glass pearls along with shiny silver spacers.  It is completed with a sterling silver hook and eye clasp, and strung on high quality beading wire.

Saturday, March 13, 2010


This is a super long necklace with no clasp, which can be worn as one long strand or doubled up for a two strand look.  Purple beading wire is adorned with large lime green bicone beads, which are nestled between orange cream rondelles. This is a fun look for Easter or any other time you’d like someone to ask “what are you wearing?”

Friday, March 12, 2010

Kazuri Bead on Satin Ribbon

A satin knotted sea foam green ribbon has a lovely cylindrical kazuri bead as a focal.  The kazuri has stripes of deep purple, sea foam green, olive, and teal.  The ribbon runs up to pretty silver pewter cones and is finished with a hand forged toggle clasp.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mossy Green Pendant Necklace

A pewter bail holds three strands of beads and rose shaped pewter beads.  Beads in shades of green and red float on light green beading wire, closed with a sterling silver spring ring clasp.