Monday, May 28, 2012

"Horton Hears a Who?" Lampwork Heart Necklace by Suzanne

I posted this necklace in my Etsy Shop but failed to share in my blog!!!  How can this be?  A friend saw me wearing this necklace and instantly said it reminded her of the dreamy scene in "Dumbo" the Disney film.  When I took the necklace off and looked at it in that light - hahah - I saw "Horton" the elephant in the Dr. Suess movie, "Horton Hears a Who".  Now, I love this bead in a whole new way ;o)

What or who do you see???

 Can you look at this heart and not see "Horton"?


Monday, May 21, 2012

TIGER EYE - Yogi Wrap 4x Bracelet with Lampwork Button Closure by Suzanne

TIGER EYE - Yogi Wrap 4x Bracelet with Lampwork Button Closure by Suzanne

*Yogi Wraps can be worn as wrap bracelets or necklaces. Depending on the number of wraps in the bracelet you will be able to wear it as a choker or as a vehicle to wear your favorite pendant when used as a "chain" to hang it from your neck.


Two Button Holes to accomodate several wrist sizes

30" from button to first button hole closure
31" from button to second button hole closure

4.5x Wrap for 7" Wrist


Great to releive scattered energies, if you are feeling drained or uncertain. Keeps you grounded, encourages optimism and lifts the mood. Great for balancing on all levels and encourages us to open up to new experiences. Fosters confidence and ease in manifesting in the physical world. It is a stone of protection that is also very grounding. It enhances integrity, willpower, practicality and correct use of power.

It is a stone that enhances good luck, and brings prosperity, often in the form of money.

Tiger's eye is also a very protective stone which is especially protective during travel. It can also help one see clearly without illusion. Tiger's eye brings a special boost to the solar plexus chakra and to one's personal power. Tigers eye enhances our connection with our personal power and will. It helps to gain insight into our own imbalances and to perceive and think more clearly. Giving the blessing of clear sight and vision in its highest frequency. Grounding and centring, it assists in transmuting limitations and fear.

Chakras: Causal, Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Throat
Astrological sign: Taurus, Gemini, Libra, Capricorn, Ophiuchus

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Getty Villa, Malibu, California

I had a wonderful opportunity to visit the J. Paul Getty Museum and Villa on Saturday with two very special friends.  We had a wonderful day visiting and touring the amazing grounds of the Villa.  Shared below are pics of the estate.



Yes, that is the Pacific Ocean you see between the trees.  Breath Taking to say the least.
Beautiful Lily Pads

More Lily Pads and Koi and I think gold fish

 Riding the wineskin...


Also toured an ongoing glass exhibit of Molten Glass Antiquities.

The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Villa in Malibu opened on January 28, 2006, after the completion of a major renovation project. As a museum and educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria, the Getty Villa serves a varied audience through exhibitions, conservation, scholarship, research, and public programs. The Villa houses approximately 44,000 works of art from the Museum's extensive collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan antiquities, of which over 1,200 are on view.

All in all a wonderful day all around....I hope you enjoy the pictures.

Friday, May 18, 2012

SUMMER LOVIN - Lampwork Glass Heart Necklace by Suzanne

"SUMMER LOVIN" is the second heartfull creation from yesterday's adventure at the torch.  So colorful. This heart has a (Designed especially for this necklace) headpin twisted into the eye for the 4mm Napa Leather (softest of all leathers) cording.  I can only get this quality, wonderfully made leather cording from Germany.  I've searched high and low and this is the Best!

"Summer Lovin" is 20" long with a silver magnetic elongated closure.  The cording adds so much to this multi-colored necklace that shouts - "It's summer At Last".

I'm definitely in the mood for love.  I'm lovin' the planet, the birds, the animals, the sunshine, the people, the Universe.  So many changes taking place for us in the Universe.  ALL GOOD!



"My Happy Heart" - Lampwork Glass Heart by Suzanne

The other day in my Yoga Class I was laying in Shivasana (short relaxing moment before the next posture) and I asked within myself "What shall we make today?".  I heard "Hearts".  After that I couldn't wait to get to the torch to see what I was going to create.  This is the first of two beautiful hearts.

This necklace is made with Effetre Glass, a glass headpin I made especially for this bead.  In the middle of the heart is one of my vibrant purple handmade murrini flowers.

It is on 20" red leather 2mm cording with a silver plated magnetic closure.

It is in my Etsy Shop today.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

TEMPLE OF THE STARS - Labrodite/Pyrite/Silica "Yogi Double Wrap"

In my Etsy Shop!

This "Yogi Wrap" has so many wonderful properties although unassuming in appearance.  It is amazing how the Handmade - (by me) - Lampwork  Glass Button Closure (Silica) glows with the same "moon like" translucency as the Labradorite gemstones.  A special "Double Helix" silvered glass causes this effect during the creation of the button at the torch.   It is such an interesting little "Pod". If you look inside the pod you'll see the stamen is my handmade ochre glass headpin with iris orange frit on top. It is made on 18 gauge copper wire then twisted into the button shank. A OOAK handmade button.

I love pairing these crystals in with my glass work because I receive all their benefits during the assembly.  Each time I research their properties I learn even more about them.  They are all becoming my friends.

The neutral tones of this Wrap are truly space age.  I believe it will bring so much joy to the wearer because that is what I felt as I assembled this Yogi Wrap...JOY and sense of BALANCE.

The Pyrite has a platinum appearance and looks just like I would imagine a moon rock looks.  The beads are faceted so they sparkle and catch the eye by surprise ever so often.

This is a daily wear one-of-a-kind piece.  The leather cording is taupe and blends so perfectly with the stones and glass.  They all work together to bring about a sense of wonder all the time working their miracles in your life.

The bracelet can also be worn as a necklace adorned with your favorite pendant, choker or ankle wrap also.   Either way, keep it close to your body for the warmth of a best friend knowing its vibrations are pulling good things to you like a magnet.

Below I've listed the metaphysical properties of the stones/crystals used in this "Yogi Wrap".  Remember to keep your mind and heart open for change and you will reap the benefits of the crystals acting as a tuning fork, so to speak, aligning your life up with the Universe for you to be all that you can be.




Labradorite said to represent the "Temple of the Stars", It brings the light of other planetary beings to soul of the user. The labradoresence is a luminescence, derived from extra-terrestrial origin, which is enclosed in the mineral to bring the galactic evolved energies from other worlds to the Earth Plane. It assists one to traverse changes, attracting strength and perseverance. It can help to provide clarity to the inner sight it also enhances patience and an inner knowing of the right time. Labradorite is a stone of transformation. It clears, balances and protects the aura. It helps provide clarity and insight into your destiny, as well as attract success. Used for dream recall and finding ways to use dreams in daily life. Reduces stress. Labradorite increases intuition, psychic development, esoteric wisdom, helps with subconscious issues and provides mental illumination.

Chakras: Cosmic Gateway, Crown, Frontal, Soul Star, Stellar Gateway, Third Eye, Universal Gateway

Astrological sign: Leo, Scorpio, Sagittarius, Aquarius, Pisces


Brings a positive outlook and releases ancient murk that has been held in the emotional body at the solar plexus. It strengthens the will and brings harmony with self and others. It is also a useful protector from radiation from computers. Pyrite is a stone of intellect and protection. It enhances intelligence, mental stability, logic, analysis, creativity, memory, and psychic development. It can help you tap your own latent mental talents and abilities. Pyrite is a powerful protection stone, and is very grounding.

Chakras: Crown, Earth Star, Frontal, Link, Solar Plexus, Third Eye, Thymus
Astrological sign: Gemini, Virgo

Silica - Glass - Handmade Lampwork Glass Button Closure by Suzanne Hansen

Metaphysically glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication.

Light shining through a glass prism brings in the vibrations of those specific colour energies.  Glass has its own metaphysical properties and has energy like everything else in the Universe.  Glass brings together the traditional four elements; through fire and air the silica earth element is made molten and transformed into a liquid t
o then return to its earth state as a solid when cool.

Manmade glass has been found as early as 4,500 BC in Mesopotamia and 3,000 BC in ancient Egypt, before that the first glass to be used was natural obsidian and volcanic glass which was used to make arrowheads, knives, jewelry, etc.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

INTUITION - Red Coral/Copper/Lampwork Button "Yogi Triple Wrap" Bracelet/Necklace


While I am stringing the gemstones and metals on these Yogi Wrap Bracelet/Necklaces*, my own "INTUITION", tells me that it is being designed, with it's special properties, for someone who needs these qualities to enhance their life. *

In my Etsy Shop today !

The button closure, colors, stones, metals seem to call themselves to me "Me next", "Choose me now".  Their energy resonates with the energy that makes up our own bodies.

We know coral to be an actual animal that lives in the ocean and it is alive as it grows and forms coral reefs over the ages.

The healing properties of these living creatures (not just the coral but all crystals, etc.) have the ability to align our vibrations like a tuning fork, so to speak.

I love the way they look in addition to the benefits of the metaphysical properties in the materials themselves.

They become a part of you as you wear them.  They become a "best friend" helping to guide you in areas you know yourself need a little extra push.  The natural leather weathers and takes on it's own unique organic look that blends itself precisely to you.

It's obvious that I believe they are "magic".  I hope you do too experience these notes as you wear them.

*Yogi Wraps can be worn in a number of ways.

Bracelet wrapped around your wrist

Necklace/Choker/Chain to hang your                       favorite pendant from

Ankle Bracelet

Most of all have fun with them and have faith in their special properties.  


Interesting factoids of this unique piece

Red Coral
Cooper Ethiopian Trade Beads
Handmade Lampwork Glass Button Closure by Suzanne Hansen

Red Coral

Moonga, red and sindoori (vermilion) in color. The use of the coral in jewellery dates back to the Romans who considered it auspicious worn in amulets.

Used to bring peace within oneself and settle emotions. Facilitates intuition and visualization. Protects from depression and despondency.  Opens and activates the base chakra, stimulating the energetic pursuit of predetermined goals.  Use to strengthen the circulatory system and nervous system.

Handmade Lampwork glass button closure - Handmade by Suzanne Hansen

Metaphysically glass represents and carries the energies of transformation, merging of elements, rebirth, focus and communication.

Glass has its own metaphysical properties and has energy like everything else in the Universe. Glass brings together the traditional four elements; through fire and air the silica earth element is made molten and transformed into a liquid to then return to its earth state as a solid when cool.

Light shining through a glass prism brings in the vibrations of those specific colour energies.

Copper Ethiopian Trade Beads 

Used by Ethiopian's in trade for food, services, etc.  

Did you know that Moses was married to an Ethiopian woman who played the tambourine?

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

In the Garden - 18" "Yogi Wrap" Lampwork Bead Necklace

This "Yogi Wrap" Necklace is 18" long and has a matching lampwork, handmade, fine stringer work, button closure.  It fits comfortably in your throat chokra with it's unique, irresistible, double ringed eye in the middle of the bead on both sides.

The glass reaction on both the button closure and the Lentil Shaped Focal Bead (1.25") is beautiful.  The green/yellow glass reacts with the deep navy in the glass stringer work and forms a tiny silver outer line within the navy colored space.  Mega WOW factor.

The necklace is strung on natural leather cording which gives it a very bohemian flavor.  I love it!

The purple flower murrini on both sides is handmade cane murrini made by me as well.  It is a simple yet elegant necklace that can be worn easily daily.

I hope you enjoy.  This necklace is a "killer" signature piece.  A must have one-of-a-kind.


Thursday, May 3, 2012

Deeper than the Ocean - "Yogi" Wrap Necklace

Something I'd like to share that I am very excited about.  I'm in the process of Trademarking the Name "Yogi Wrap" for this new line of jewelry.  It is the perfect name for it.  I've named it after my dog "Yogi".  Nevermind that I'm in the Yoga Studio every day.  haha  Loving it and thought you would too.

This pleated effect is something I'm going to really be practicing on.  I love the possibilities.  This necklace makes the most of the focal bead with it's handmade flower murrini (by me) and hair fine stringer work and dots.  It's simplicity is remarkable.  The two colors light and darker periwinkle combine perfectly with the leather 2mm strands.

The closure is a heavier metal magnetic closure and will hold tight under almost any circumstances.  However, when trying on clothes at my favorite department store, I pulled something over my head and it did come loose.  So I suggest taking it off lest it should fall on a tile or concrete floor and break.  (It is still glass no matter how long it has annealed in the kiln for durability).  Just a word of caution.  

It is beautiful and I hope you enjoy it.  It is one of my favorites.

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