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Sunday, April 25, 2010

I have a new listing! I just love this necklace made with beautiful "water" colors. It has lampwork, foil lined glass beads, sea glass, aqua chips, amber crystal and a silver hook clasp. Necklace length is 22".

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Etsy Treasury - Pink and Chocolate

A necklace from my Bella Rosa Cottage collection was featured in an Etsy Treasury.

This beautiful blue quartz is a 24mm teardrop...huge and so pretty! I used brass wire to wrap it and the crystal bicones with.

I am getting my supplies together to make feather earrings! I have:
• Black and white grizzly rooster feathers
• Lime, aqua, yellow and hot pink saddle coque feathers - ordered
• Peacock
• Black goose biots - ordered

When I get all my feathers, I'm going to give it a try. I thought the feathers might draw attention to my booth at a festival on May 1st, Dothan, AL. My daughter told me they are the rage. Kate, Dancing With the Stars, was wearing feather earrings last week. Siobhan, American Idol, had feathers in her hair last night. Simon thought they were leaves! What does Simon know? In looking at pictures of feather earrings, I see they look a bit like hair extensions.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

This is a new listing! It's Green Australian Jade Chips, dark green Adventurine and seed beads made as a 3 stranded necklace joining onto a tiny silver branch and down to one chain with a lobster clasp. I made a matching 3 stranded bracelet - not pictured or listed yet.
Link with details:

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I am getting excited about a jewelry booth I will have on May 1st! It is downtown Dothan, Alabama in front of the Civic Center on the lawn. I am working hard to make lots of wonderful pieces to show and SELL!!!
I am getting lots of display ideas from the internet, utilizing things I already have. I am using 2 black frames (owned by me) with black screen handware cloth to hand earrings onto. I am making larger boards (lightweight material) covered in beautiful fabric to hang the necklaces onto using pins. The fabric is a royal blue lame' with black organza over it - 2 layers which shows a pretty sheen through the black setting off the jewelry very nicely. Black velvet is sooooo expensive by the yard and I needed at least 5 yards so I hoping to get a nice look without the velvet.
I plan to have the jewelry mounted on the frames and on the boards before setting up my display the day of the show making set up quick and easy.
Suggestions are appreciated, if you have comments!!!
This is a chalcedony long briolette pendant beaded with solt aqua glass chips, pearls & amazonite (some faceted some smooth). The clasp is an s shape clasp. To see more views click the link:

This is a matching bracelet. Link:

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Regal Blue Necklace

I found these beautiful regal dark blue beads recently. They have the richness of velvet! I have beaded them with amethyst chips, Alexandrite czech glass rondelles and amethyst glass round beads. The catch is a lovely silver magnetic bead.

Delicate Sisters

I  love the delicacy of these two pieces!  I have friends who are twins.  They look alike, but not identical and are easy to tell apart from one another. I think of these two pieces like my twin friends.  So I need to call them June and Joan.

Link for silver necklace:

Link for copper necklace:

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Miss Elegance is finished! I have added the 54 x 23mm teardrop focal bead pendant. I just love it for spring. It would make a perfect Mothers Day gift!