Beaded, Woven, Wired, & Wrapped
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(OOAK) Woven Necklace with Large Oval Golden Labradorite Cabochon
The 24″ necklace is woven using tiny seed beads and crystals ending in a beautiful oval golden Labradorite cabochon at the drop. The delicate weave creates a ‘feather’ affect having the cabochon seamlessly floating in the heart of the design and is open both front & back to allow more light through the cabochon.
Turquoise Nugget Bracelet (OOAK)
This beautiful Caribbean style blues bracelet was made using huge nuggets of turquoise, Swarovski blue opal crystals, Czech cream pearls, smaller turquoise beads, and more Swarovski black crystals, a Stainless Steel lobster clasp on anti-tarnish silver ‘Artistic’ wire. A matching pair of earrings and gorgeous drop lariat was also made as a set in sterling silver.
(OOAK) Statment Cluster Necklace
With almost 400 beads including fresh water pearls (in hues of blue, purple, rose, cyan, silver, lavender) labradorite, Swarovski, Czech crystals, drop and druk beads, plus clear quartz. Is now gone to a friend who loves how it turned out.
Double Bead Peyote Freeform
1000s of Japanese seed beads sewn together in a freeform pattern creating gorgeous cuffs. The black & blue cuffs use Swarovski Crystal closures and will fit wrists up to 7 inches. The Pink will be completed-to-order to a length of the customer’s request.
Took a while to make this lovely in a warm rose and pearl woven rope with tassel. The tassel comes off and doubles as a bracelet. Loved the result! Come see it at my next event!
Gorgeous aventurine quartz with loads of inclusions! Light enters the the stone and strikes the quartz inclusions providing the most interesting light play. You can get lost in this little stone with it’s sparkly appearance known as “aventurescence”. The other beads included Opals, green garnet, quartz, malachite, aventuring chips and Japanese seed beads.
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!
BEAUTY in Pearl and Chalcedony– Bracelet 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. Made to order, please ensure you measure your wrist correctly and your closure preference.
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 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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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. Most of the time, the piece stays untouched in an airtight cushioned container to keep it looking as good as new.
I do hold on to items for years, but with some items, if they don’t sell, I take them apart and make something else. In this case, I loose the unrecoverable beading string, wire, thread, crimps and covers, jumprings, etc. as they cannot be reused.
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