Sunday, September 25, 2016

I'm A Button Makin' Maniac

This is what I do with a lot of my short rods.

I make buttons.

The quilters love them, the knitters love them and so do jewelry makers.

You can almost always find a mess of them in my Etsy 'Belvedere' shoppe.

I make them off mandrel so the holes are flame polished, which means they are very round and smooth all the through. They will never, ever cut your thread or yarn like some other glass buttons.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Gettin' My Autumn On

A new fall necklace.

A big lampwork glass pod made on the end of a mandrel.
Rough cut garnet, freshwater pearls and vintage chain.

I wish I had spools of this chain with it's little pod like links.

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Halloween is Coming

Halloween is coming and I will be ready.

Leather bangles with skulls.
The skulls stay in place but the beads move freely around the bracelet.
Great fun if you like to fidget with your jewelry.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Is It Fall Yet?

I'm feeling it.

Some tried and true earring designs in some new seasonal colors.

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Boo Berries

Halloween is coming and this year I will be ready.

'Boo Berry' earrings - lampwork glass beads, rhinestone rondelles, ceramic skulls and tiny colored bells

Sunday, September 11, 2016

It's Show Time

Every now and again I make a band poster.

Thursday, September 01, 2016

Back From The Dead - Again

'Strawberry Deathcake' earrings.
I haven't made a pair of these in ages.

Glass strawberry headpins on black steel wires.
The glass is Cim's 'Sangre' rolled in clear frit.
Olive green rhinestone rondelles.
Hand carved bone skulls.
Gunmetal leverbacks and a couple little gunmetal spacer beads to anchor the skulls.