Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving feast is at my house.
So I had better stop messing around with my laptop and head down to the kitchen and start that stuffin.'

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just Another Necklace

Tis the season for necklaces.
This one has my lampwork glass beads, sparkly rough cut citrines and sterling silver.

Easy to wear, a perfect length and not too fussy.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Peacock Nuggets

I happily used up almost every transparent short rod of teal, blue, ink blue, emerald, and anything blue green I could find in these hand shaped nugget beads.

Each bead has trails of iridescent glass on the outside for a nice shimmer.

The sterling silver links are all a nice heavy 18 gauge.

Somebody is going to be very happy this holiday season.

Friday, November 22, 2013

Little Birds

Been makin' birds again.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Love Deluxe

A big, over the top, charm bracelet.

The lampwork base beads are mine, black glass rolled in silver foil and encased in clear.
The rest of the mess - skulls, disco balls, Eifel tower, an old sterling silver ring, stars, crowns and clowns, hearts, rhinestone sparkles, unicorns, vintage Austrian crystals and lots of heart charms are all stash goodies.

The clasp is a magnetic ball of rhinestones.

They say "less is more," but sometimes more is wonderfully more.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013


I'm back from Florida and all you get are these lousy ipad drawings.
They were drawn while on the plane home.




Monday, November 04, 2013

Earring Parade

lampwork glass beads, garnets & sterling silver.

lampwork glass beads, vintage pewter buttons (flattened), freshwater pearls & sterling silver

lampwork glass beads, stick pearls, garnets, bronze & sterling silver

lampwork glass headpins, bronze & sterling silver

lampwork glass beads & sterling silver

lampwork glass beads, black coral branches, bronze & sterling silver

lampwork glass headpins, freshwater pearls, bronze & sterling silver

lampwork glass beads, freshwater rice pearls, bronze & sterling silver

lampwork glass beads & headpins, cornflake pearls, bronze & sterling silver

Sunday, November 03, 2013

Unicorn Princess Earrings

'Unicorn Princess' earrings - lampwork glass beads (rainbow dichroic over ruby pink encased in clear), vintage rhinestones, unicorn charms with sterling silver ear wires.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Candy Is Dandy

A 'sweet' new bracelet.
My glass beads, sterling silver and tin paillettes that I made from an old candy tin.
I blogged about how I made them - if you want to see my instructions then click here .

It makes the most wonderful jangly sound when you shake your wrist around.

I think I want to make many, many more of these.
All I need are some more old tins, estate sales here I come. 

*paillette* from Merriam Webster dictionary : a small shiny object (as a spangle) applied in clusters as a decorative trimming.

Friday, November 01, 2013

Home Cooking

Homemade goodies warm out of the oven.

Some new autumn leaves.
Made 'off mandrel' from bits of short rods.

Grape headpins.
It's going to take a lot to make a bracelet.