Tag Archives | Handmade

Green

Before taking time off for Christmas, I had one final custom commission.  The order was for a bracelet in my “Leaf a Message” Collection.  The mold I used was one of the last remaining leaves from the butterfly bush in my backyard – buddleia, for those of you who know your plants!  Lucky thing I […]

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Polymer Clay

I spent many days designing my Perky’s Paw charm.  I should have kept better track, but I’d say I made 40-50 models – possibly more!  At first I was making them out of silver clay, which was getting kind of pricey. Then, Judi Weers, a kind soul from a metal clay group* I belong to, […]

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Labradorite II

Well,  in my last post you saw a dramatic, chunky, labradorite necklace.  Today we have a different take on labradorite, with small faceted labradorite stones, faceted onyx accented with a fine silver floral charm and clasp.  I love the delicate scrolling on the clasp – nice detail you don’t see everyday.  I am happy to […]

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Women’s Expo!

Last June, I submitted an application and envelope full of jewelry photos to the 2009 Long Island Women’s Expo.  This is a very difficult show to get into and I have to admit, last year my application was rejected.  I know, very sad, right?  However, this past August I was thrilled to get a “fat […]

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A New Medium!

Ok, I admit it – I have kindergartner tendencies.  You know how kindergartners are always so thrilled to learn something new, they just have to share with everyone.  Well, this past week, I took a class in silver clay.  Let’s just pretend this blog is a big refrigerator so I can hang up my new […]

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A Special Piece of Jewelry – Part II

I started the design of this special piece here.  Today I finished another step in the design as you can see: Or I should say Perky finished another step!  Yep, this is my dear sweet Perky’s paw.  Not to worry, no puppies were harmed in the making of this print!  I had originally used a […]

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Success In Stony Brook

The Christopher Gallery, in historic Stony Brook Village, has been selling beautiful artisan work for over 30 years.  They represent artists who work in various media – paint, glass, fiber,  jewelry and other arts.  Last week, I had an appointment to show my jewelry, in hopes of placing some pieces in this wonderful little art […]

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Another Bead Break!

Just had to share these new beauties! These art glass beads were made by the very talented artisan, Kim Neely.  They are hollow, but substantial, with a beautiful apricot/caramel color.  The sparkle is beyond belief!  Just wait until you see what I conjure up with these.  If you appreciate these little gems, and would like […]

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