Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Origami Gift Boxes - So Easy...

Great Idea!!!  I'm certainly going to make some - thank you Antelope Beads

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Handmade Lampwork Butterfly Beads by Suzanne

;o) This Saturday Morning


Thursday, November 15, 2012


Superfine Stringer Work 
Practice Makes Perfect
Practice Practice Practice   ;o)
Have a great day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Spiral of Life


This is a 32mm (1.25") focal bead of ivory and double helix silvered glass.  The necklace is strung on 1mm leather cording with African Silver Trade Beads and matching sterling silver earrings.  The focal sits on top an ivory spacer bead with spun double helix glass round the middle.

Maroon, Deep Lapis Blue and the ivory fumed to an antique finish by the silvered glass make this an unusually unique and beautiful piece.   The front and back of the focal bead are shown.

It is approximately 20" long from the clasp at the back of the neck to the top of the focal.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Eye BLUE - Free Formed Art Glass Focal Necklace

Another Ancient Scroll

This pendant was made with ivory glass and double helix silvered glass as the fine stringer work.  The two together create an antiqued look.  the necklace is approximately 1 1/4" in diameter and the cording measures from 20" to 26".  

I found some beautiful Chinese knotted  cord to string these lentils on.  I love them.  They have a hand pull knot at the neck which will lengthen or shorten the cording allowing slipping over your head.   They come in all colors so I'm looking to purchase many more for the holidays to string these beads.  Simple and Elegant

This necklace is for sale in my Etsy Shop a little later today!  Just in case you are interested in a little Christmas shopping.  What a great gift.


Monday, November 5, 2012

Ancient Scroll Necklace Finished !!!

Happy to report the winning bid for this necklace at the UpRising Yoga Fund Raiser November 10, 2012 was $115.00


Finished today!  

This was quite a project for me.  My PMC skills are definitely being improved upon and then I soldered the sterling silver jump rings closed and oxidized the silver to match the bead more completely.  I'm very happy with how it turned out.  The entire necklace is about 22" long and the diameter of the bead and silver is approx 2" across.
I also received my new lap grinder so I was able to grind off the back half of the bead in order to make a cabochon to set into the hand carved .999 Fine Silver Bezel and Setting.

Now, I go improve.
Wiping sweat off my brow...

This piece has been donated to UpRising Yoga for the silent auction next Saturday evening, 
November 10.  

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