Beaded, Woven, Wired, & Wrapped
New Designs and Current Projects
Took a while to make this lovely warm rose and pearl woven rope with tassle. The tassle comes off and doubles as a bracelet. Loved the result! Come see it at my next event!
A stone graced by the golden locks of angels, Rutilated Quartz is an effective antidepressant because it heals emotional wounds, clearing the way to a spiritual awakening. (taken from energymuse.com) These tiny golden hairs are spectacularly illuminated under the light, a dazzling effect that puts this rock star of gems center stage alongside Diamonds, Selenite, and other translucent crystals. You can see a hint of the “rutile” in the stone as the colour gradation from honey yellow at top, to pastel yellow mid to bottom. In a minimalist wire wrap, I just love seeing more gemstone and less wire, the size, polish and symmetry is stunning! Have a look at the back.
Nice sized oval shaped mother of pearl cabochon in a bezel of pastels: cream, light turquoise, silver, gold & orange. Embellished with carnelian, quartz, citrine, opal, glass pearls and other crystals. Fully reversible, so click here for a picture of the back – just as beautiful!
Freshwater pearls, baroque shaped freshwater pearls, Czech pearls, agate and nacre pearls, Swarovski pearls, Mother-Of-Pearl, Chalcedony, Swarovski & Czech crystals, .925 sterling silver heart toggle clasp with sterling silver split jumprings, all woven on Parawire, anti-tarnish wire. These bead caps are silver plated. This one was purchased but can make another similar bracelet.
The gorgeous colour in these peridot beads is further enhanced by the beautiful of the golden shadow Swarovski crystals and balanced by the precision of Japanese seed beads in gold.
Peridot occurs naturally in one color only. It is a form of Olivine, a mineral composed of magnesium and iron. It is unique in its specificity of colour and in this bracelet becomes the perfect gift for an August birthday.
A custom set I crafted in Sterling Silver rings, chain & “blue shade” a very subtle blue Swarovski crystal. “Something borrowed, something blue.”
A custom made bracelet in pearls and clear seed beads with magnetic clasp for the mother-of-the-bridal with coordinating pearl earrings.
A beautiful pair of drop cluster earrings made to order from A-grade rainbow fluorite on sterling silver level back findings.
This multistrand coral necklace needed to have the clasp remade and restringing. Blog post coming soon!
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Beaded diamond motif cuff in Czech bead (turquoise and coral) with light blue and dark red Swarovski crystals.
The black crystal spiral designer weave bracelet!
Notes of Appreciation
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Time Spent . . .
Want to know why some pieces cost a bit more than expected?
From inception to completion, it can take a great deal of time before items are ready to be sold and unless someone has specifically ordered a piece, it can take years before that item finds a home!
After completion, the piece must be prepared for sale including, pricing, photography, write-up, description, cataloging and listing online. Then there’s promotion. If it doesn’t sell online (most don’t) then it ends up in some future art show or other event. If it still doesn’t sell, then I cut the price in half and try again.
Now, I can hold on to items for years, and this rarely happens, but with some items, I will recycle the beads. When that item is deemed a definite “no sale” then it may even be taken apart if I see that the beads would sell in a different design. In this case, I loose the unrecoverable beading string, wire, thread, crimps and covers, jumprings, etc. as they cannot be recycled.
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News & Announcements
It’s February 27th 2020 and I’m in the midst of working on a few projects, volunteering on a few committees, and helping with some exciting new events coming to Richmond Hill for 2020. Here […]
2019 is almost at an end! It’s crazy how fast each year seems to go by – each year disappearing faster than the one before! I’m looking forward to what’s in store for 2020 […]
It’s official, the Richmond Hill Studio Tour has released its 2019 line up of artists. Here is where you will find me: WHERE: Richmond Hill Center for Performing Arts with 4 other artists. WHEN: October […]
Last two items are for the Creative Eye