Thursday, May 25, 2017

Sea Green Resin Bezel Heart with Tourmaline, Apatite, Turquoise, Pearl Dangle on Silk String Pendant

This resin pendant features a handmade fine silver bezel with an 18 gauge fine silver bezel. A sterling silver tube is inserted to give the hole at the bottom a more polished look. The resin has been tinted to a beautiful sea green color, which reminds me of the beach. The dangles are made from tourmaline, apatite, turquoise and pearl beads, strung on blue nylon cord. The pendant hangs from a batik string. The overall length of the pendant, including the dangles is 34 inches. The heart pendant is 2 inches long and 1 inch wide. This is a very "happy" piece to wear (I have one myself)! By Lisa. 

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Copper with Czech Glass Beads and Copper Chain Dangle Earrings

Lightweight copper dangle earrings are hand-cut and hand-textured. 3mm Czech glass fire polished beads and Japanese seed beads are woven with copper wire through drilled holes along the bottom edge of the outer copper donut, with each weave ending in a tiny coil of wire. The Czech glass beads flash different colors when the light hits them, ranging from blue to purple to green.

The outer donut measures 1 inch in diameter and the inner domed disc measures 3/4 inch in diameter. The tiny copper chain dangles are wire wrapped to the outer donut.

These lightweight earrings have a lot of movement and are so much fun to wear! The ear wires are antiqued copper with a tiny copper ball embellishment. The copper donut and disc have been treated so they won't tarnish. Drop length is 3 inches. Overall length, including ear wires, is 3-1/2 inches. By Lisa. 

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Copper Oval Red Green Blue Yellow Enameled Earrings

Copper oval disc that's approximately 28mm long is first enameled black and then more colors (red, blue, green, yellow) are added and a design is scratched in. These are bright and funky! Handmade sterling silver ear wires. By Lisa. 

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Monday, May 22, 2017

Cornflower Blue Polymer Flower with Yellow Calcite Cab Bead Crochet Pendant

Cornflower Blue Polymer Flower with Yellow Calcite Cab Bead Crochet Pendant. The polymer clay pendant features a painted flower with an oval calcite cabochon. Two calcite donut beads and ivory-colored and blue Japanese Miyuki seed beads decorate the crocheted natural waxed linen cord. Finished with a sterling spring ring clasp. 

Necklace is 18" long, pendant 28x23mm, cab 15x10mm. A sealer has been applied to the polymer clay. Handmade by Shauna. 

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Sunday, May 21, 2017

Papoose Update

Let the weaving begin! This part took patience.

I have made progress on the papoose pendants. Other projects have distracted me, but hopefully I will persevere and get these finished very soon. One is farther along than the other, because I like the woven part better (below). It is made from copper wire that was textured as it passed through the rolling mill. At right is a photo of the beginning of the weaving process.

Right: 18-gauge copper wire was passed through the rolling mill, with various textured plastic and metal sheets on top to vary the surfaces. Below, the "scarf" around the face displays a texture also achieved using the rolling mill. The two small holes seen at the top are part of the cold connection I will use to assemble the piece.

The face is not yet painted and the bezel is untrimmed,

What remains to finish this piece includes trimming and filing the back piece around the bezel, forming and inserting a bail in the top, epoxying the body into the bezel then making the cold connections, and painting the face.

This component (left) is the beginning of a "crown" piece that will pass through the two upper scarf holes for part of the cold connection. This piece has since been scalloped, filed and polished, so I think it will look good, tying in the polished edges of the back piece with the front. I plan to work some silver decoration into the lower scarf area, for color more contrast than in just the face.

Until next time!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Tourmaline, Apatite, Labradorite and Freshwater Pearl 2-Strand Bracelet

Tourmaline, apatite, labradorite and freshwater pearls come together in a darling 2-strand bracelet. A handmade copper button with rich enamel coloring slips through 2mm chocolate brown leather to clasp on your wrist. Sterling rings secure the strands and show off Sterling dangles with pyrite and hematite beads. Bracelet length is 7-1/2 inches. By Lisa. 

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Friday, May 12, 2017

Fine Silver Leaves Statement Ring Size 8.5

This fine silver ring is made completely using metal clay. The disc top of the ring features a random leaf design and the band is hefty with soft rounded edges for superior comfort while wearing. The top of the ring 7/8" in diameter. The band is approximately 1/8" wide. I love working with sterling silver but sometimes I like to feel the clay in my hands and love the varied things you can create with it! I hope you like it! Lisa. 

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Monday, May 01, 2017

Hand Carved Polymer Sun Face Pendant

Hand Carved Polymer Sun Face Pendant is paired with earthy Japanese seed beads and a Sterling toggle. Necklace length is 16 inches with the pendant measuring 1 inch in diameter. The polymer sun face has applied color and a sealer added, and is backed with a hand cut and dot-textured copper disc. Handmade with love by Shauna. 

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