Tuesday, April 8, 2014

"Am I not turtley enough..."

This turtle is wire wrapped around a beautiful bead given to me by a friend. I used copper wire.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Tree of Life

The beauty of these pendants are how organic and different every one turns out. They can be made in many types of metals and different stones, crystals or glass beads.

Sesheta

Seshat (Sashet, Sesheta), meaning 'female scribe', was seen as the goddess of writing, historical records, accounting and mathematics, measurement and architecture to the ancient Egyptians. She was depicted as a woman wearing a panther-skin dress (the garb of the funerary stm priests) and a headdress that was also her hieroglyph - Seshat determinative - which may represent either a stylized flower or seven pointed star on a standard that is beneath a set of down-turned horns. (The horns may have originally been a crescent, linking Seshat to the moon and hence to her spouse, the moon god of writing and knowledge, Thoth. I am very fascinated by Egyptian mythology and history. Seshat is said to be the female counterpart of Thoth from ancient Egypt. She was an important goddess, even from earlier times in the Pyramid texts. She was the first and foremost female scribe - accountant, historian and architect to both the pharaoh and the gods. She was the female goddess of positions belonging mostly to men. Yet she did not have a personal name, only a title - Seshat, the Female Scribe. More in for can be found here.. http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/seshat.htm#ixzz2t7aVH4Pd

Torched Heart

This fierce heart was created for Valentine's Day. It has been hand torched to give it a beautiful pinkish hue. I made it with copper wire. Beautiful, sparkling purple and red beads adorn the piece. The chain adjusts between 16-20 inches. This piece recently sold in my Etsy store.

Masquerade Mask Necklace

This "one of a kind" piece is hand made from copper wire. It is sewn with crystals and interesting glass beads. The focal bead is a blue marble that is been netted and wire wrapped. A pretty copper plated chain complements the mask. It measures approximately 16-20 inches.

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Mabel

This necklace is named after my aunt who recently passed away. She was full of life and so sweet. I made this piece with copper wire, marbles that I crackled myself, an old earring finding, a button and some vintage beads.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Miren

This little owl is named after a friend who is full of fire and passion for life. It has a big heart just like her. The eyes are wrapped with tiny red coral beads. The body has red crystal and red faceted glass beads. Everything is made by hand by me. Even the rose ball headpins were made with my torch.

Earrings

I've been having lots of fun making jewelry for the upcoming Blue Dome Festival in May. Here are a few pieces I finished. Pink swarovski crystal earrings. These are made from copper wire and vintage flower caps. Wrapped spirals with hematite beads. Fun loopy agate earrings Glass nugget earrings

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Citrine cross

I stumbled upon this chunky silver cross and wrapped some citrine nuggets on it with copper wire. I love the look of silver and copper together. I'm real fond of this new bail I designed. It is great for interchangeable pendants. I call it the elephant bail. I make them in different sizes depending on the pendant and chain size.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Have a day full of love and TLC whether it's with yourself or someone else. :)

Monday, February 4, 2013

"Speak From The Heart"

"Speak from the heart" is a unique necklace hand made with copper wire. A wild and beautiful pair of lips are incorporated into the pendant which gives it a romantic "gothic feel" All the findings, including the chain are handmade from copper wire. Attention was given to details as you can see by the rose colored head pins. It is accented with vintage beads and tiny red coral beads. An acrylic briolette dangles from the focal piece. It measures approximately 18 inches in length. It would make a great Valentine's gift.

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Antoinette

This is a stylized heart shaped collar necklace made from copper wire. It is embellished with dots of red glass beads that encase a heart. The heart holds a natural quartz crystal and an amethyst nugget.A beautiful vintage red bead dangles beneath the collar. It measures approximately 19 inches. It would make a lovely Valentine's gift for someone special. Black oxidized steel wire is loosely woven around the top.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Vintage meets Steampunk

This pendant is another example of recycling broken jewelry and trinkets. After making a shell of sorts from copper sheet, I filled it with old and new treasures. There are old rhinestone buttons, a chess clock gear, a segment from a vintage choker and a crystal from a chandelier. I made a weaved bail and a couple of twisted copper beads to add to the black leather. All the findings are hand made from copper wire and then antiqued with a rich patina.  There is no solder or glue. It is a cold connection piece. It measures approximately 18 inches in length.




Saturday, October 20, 2012

Charletta

 I am very fond of this piece. I began with a organic shape and added netting so that it looks like a web. It is coiled, and wire wrapped with copper wire. A friend gave me the wonderful blue angelite and green stone briolletes. I also added a moonstone brio, as well.  I designed a flower and attached it to my webbed frame. It is a bold, weighty pendant so I used black leather to hang it from. Despite it's weight, it is very comfortable to wear. Finally, it was given a warm patina finish. It measures approximately 17 inches.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Mechanical Heart

This necklace has a lot of texture and depth. I used a variety of techniques to give the viewer lots to look at. What started out as a filigree heart made from mixed metals turned out to be a glamorous collar neck piece that takes you back in time. The heart center piece is wire wrapped with copper and oxidized stainless steel wire.  Swirls, spirals, coils and shapes were combined to give the heart a life of it's own. Shaped and hammered segments were wrapped and laced with copper wire and tiny seed beads. The dangle is made from dyed coral beads and moonstone briolettes. Red coral beads wrap it around your neck. It is very comfortable to wear. It falls deep on the chest and measures approximately 18-20 inches in length.

























































Wednesday, October 10, 2012

"Cliodna"

(Irish, Scottish) [KLEE-nah] Goddess of beauty and the otherworld. A Tuatha sea and Otherworld Goddess who often took the form of a sea bird and, as such, symbolized the Celtic afterlife. As the ruler of the waves, she was believed to be embodied in every ninth one which broke on shore. This wave was believed to break higher and stronger than the others.

The beads in this watery deep necklace are Mother of pearl beads resembling the colors of the ocean. I shaped segments in copper and used coiling, netting and wrapping techniques. It measures approximately 18-20 inches in length.
Before patina















After patina