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

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Scarlet and White

I wanted to design something with scarlet and white, the school colors of the University of Hartford.  I will be there this weekend at Homecoming with a craft booth.  I am an alumna of the university, getting my graduate degree there back in 19(mumble mumble).  I always like a coil bracelet, since there is never any problem with a clasp.  So I have used pressed glass, lampwork, crystal, and seed beads in different variations of red and white to make these coil bracelets.  I think they turned out nicely.  Although I am not looking forward to the long drive, it should be a nice day Saturday in Connecticut, and the University has a very attractive campus in Bloomfield, just on the outskirts of Hartford proper.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Ceramic & Quartz

These square ceramic beads are in muted shades of gold and rose.  I added spheres of smoky quartz to them and used golden earwires.  I added an angular twist to the end of the wires.  I like how these turned out, however I can't for the life of me remember where I bought the ceramic beads.  *sigh*

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Candy Corn Colored Earrings

I've made these dangle earrings with colored shell discs.  The design is based on the color of candy corn, which is so popular in the fall.  I tried these earrings first with a ball and coil style earhook.  I didn't like that, and then I put them on a kidney wire.  I didn't care for that look either.  Feeling like Goldilocks now, I made simple earhooks out of some German wire, and those I finally liked.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Happy Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day to one and all.  We are approaching the end of summer, and the vegetable garden has done its job and looks like it has worn itself out!  We had so much heat and humidity this year, it made some of my plants tire out, and then others grew into a jungle.  Every season is a unique experience.

My Etsy Shop is celebrating Labor Day by having a sale.  Everything in my shop is 10% off through September 6.  Please use the coupon code LABOR10@10 in the comments section of your order, and the discount will be refunded to you via PayPal.