Saturday, August 27, 2011

New lovelies

This week has been about one thing: More wire! More wire!

I didn't get to finish as many pieces as I would've liked, but these three are what I have to offer today.

I LOVE how this ring turned out. I think the moonstone rounds and chips work really well together in this piece, and the copper gives the ring a very down to earth feel.

I was going for a bracelet similar to the red and yellow stash bracelet I posted last week. I think this one turned out ok.

I have been itching to use these kyanite stones since I got them. I'm still not sure how I feel about these earrings, but I think there is a lot of potential here.

Well, that's all for this week. I hope I have some fun seed bead things to post next week. We shall see...

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Waking up Wired

Try as I might to sleep in this morning, it just wasn't happening. So, as I rose before the sun, I thought to myself, Let's make some jewelry.

Here's what came of the morning madness:

These beads have been staring at me from my craft table for a while now. It was nice to finally put them together, and I really like how the colors are working. This was also the first time I made my own wire clasp. I think it turned out pretty well.

These pretty painted beads have also been sitting on my table for a minute. The holes in these beads are really large, so the only way I could work them was from the side. I really like how they turned out. They remind me of cherry blossom trees.

What is a creative morning without a fail. I really wanted this ring to turn out funky and fun, but it just feels funky. Probably should have had my cup of breakfast tea before touching this little project. I'm not crazy about the colors or the composition. Any one have any ideas on this one?

What did you do this morning?

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Break out the Rollerskates and the Disco Balls!

So, I took a few days to feel sorry for myself after the auction flop, and in my internet skulkings I found the most amazing seed bead jewelry to date. I don't know if you know brokenfab already, but if not you must check it out. I never would have thought to combine the funk of disco with seed beads, but these designs make me want to grab some hot pink lipstick and rock out to Ziggy stardust. Love love love!

handbeaded necklaces

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Auction Closed!

Well folks, the auction is over and the winner is.....


Looks like no one decided to bid on the feather headdress earrings. Alas, I suppose I'll have to keep them for myself :)

We'll try again next month...

Sunday, August 14, 2011

The Moment has Arrived!

I've been talking about if for days, and now here it is: MY FIRST BLOG AUCTION PIECE

I call these Feather Headdress earrings.

They were inspired by this beautiful Mexican dancer.

I hope that you all love them as much as I do. The minimum bid for these earrings is $20. If you want to make them your own, just post your name, bid, and email address in the comment section. The person who places the highest bid by Tuesday morning will get to sport these lovelies all year.

Happy Bidding Everyone!

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sad Face

Well, it looks like no one has taken me up on my offer to win some earrings pre-auction.
No matter, I will still be forging ahead with the auction piece on Monday. I hope you all "come out" and support.

Monday, August 8, 2011

A Ring Thing and Auction Auction Auction!!!!

When I first started making jewelry, I strictly worked with wire and gemstones. That was a good 10 years ago, but the itch has come back. As I sat at my craft table last night, looking at all the little bags of rainbow colored seed beads, all I could think of was how nice it would be to play with some wire. I love working with seed beads, but sometimes I need to have more freedom to play. So, I grabbed my collection of copper wire and gemstones and came up with this little free form gem.

It felt great working the wire into form. So great, in fact, that I made three more ring frames to pile up with pretty stones and swirls. Hopefully I'll be posting pics of these lovelies soon!

In other news, we are days away from the first auction piece being revealed. To kick off auction season, I'm giving away some earrings! Just post your name and email address at the bottom of this post if you plan on participating in Monday's auction. The winner of the "surprise earrings"will be chosen at random and announced on Friday, August 12th.

Last, but not least, here's the photo that inspired Monday's auction piece.