Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Crystal Rose Sunflower

This is my newest necklace created with Swarovski Crystallized Elements from Artbeads.The focal is a beautiful silver-plated Rose Filigree Sunflower that's so packed with sparkle that it has no problem standing on it's own, but I wanted to accent it's beauty even more. I wrapped small Swarovski Rose Crystals to a wire design that I formed with Argentium Sterling wire, then connected the design to Swarovski  Rose Channel Links and blended with Sterling Silver chain. I wanted this necklace to have a special clasp, so I forged an "S" clasp using Argentium Sterling wire and some hammering, then wrapped part of it with  hot-pink Glass seed beads and added a small Light-Rose Swarovski Crystal. I love the way it turned out, and I give many thanks to Artbeads for this inspirational opportunity!

Monday, September 28, 2009

The Apron Goddesses Giveaway!

You could win this very pretty apron from Dear Jane! It's black & white polka dot with the cutest pocket featuring a red satin bow to go with the red satin waist band. Even has three cute lil heart buttons! For more details and to enter for your chance to win, visit The Apron Goddesses blog today. You never just might win! ;)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Save some $$ this weekend!

This weekend is the perfect time to do some early holiday shopping for the jewelry lover in your life or treat yourself to something special. Every jewelry piece in my etsy shop is 30% off. Click the ad above for all the details. While you're here, subscribe to my monthly newsletter. You'll get exclusive offers only available for my newsletter readers, along with photos & links to new designs, see what's hot for seasonal fashions, other jewelry & craft info, and links to online contests & giveaways from time to time. Each newsletter will arrive in your mailbox the 1st week of each month. Give it a try! You can always change your mind and opt out, but I guarantee that you won't want to. Sign up with the form in the top right corner of this page.

"Happy Weekend Deal Shopping!"

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It's Wednesday!

~ According to the Hebrew Bible, Wednesday is the day when the Sun and Moon were created ~

You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you. ~QuoteLeaf

Sunday, September 20, 2009

A Galactic Crystal Journey

A few weeks back, I posted about my crystal components order from Artbeads. Well...after much thought and careful beading, or maybe after much beading and careful thought.....either way, I finished one of my designs. Well...actually, I've finished 2 of the 4 designs I'm making, but not all the photos are completed yet. If you want to see the other designs or maybe you just like my blog, you can always follow me. keep up with new jewelry pieces listed in any of my 3 shops and "reader only" sale events, subscribe to my monthly newsletter.
This is part of a collection of crystal components I received.
And this is the very pretty necklace I made with the crystal collection.....and a few of my own materials. The design has an Autumn feel to it, which is what I wanted to express, even though, I think it could be worn during any season. I mixed a Topaz helix, a faceted Indian Red round, and a faceted Light-Colorado Topaz round above the Galactic "Golden Shadow" pendant. I accented the crystal beads with Glass seed beads too. After I connected the "Golden Shadow" 2-ring channels to my gold chain, I felt it was missing something. So, I added lil clusters of Ruby crystals with gold & yellow Glass seed beads between each channel. It may be hard to see in the photo, but I beaded each crystal and the clusters on Antique Copper ball headpins. I simply used gold chain as a bail for the Galactic pendant. All in all, I'm happy with the way the necklace turned out, and I think all the colors blend really well to show off the stunning Galactic pendant. think of a unique name for this beautiful necklace. ;) Look for more photos this week when I list the necklace to my etsy shop.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Amelia just arrived in my "WIRED" section!

Meet "Amelia!" She is one of my newest wirewrapped pieces available in my etsy shop. She is simple but stunning with Garnet gems wrapped with Copper wire to 16 ga. dark brown wire, forming a beautiful pendant suspended from Antique Copper chain.
While you're in my "WIRED" section of my etsy shop, check out "Ariel." She wears a gorgeous Red Stripe Jasper teardrop and is also a new wirewrapped piece that arrived yesterday.

Friday, September 11, 2009

WeekEnd Deal

I'm having a WeekEnd Deal Sale! Starting Sept. 11th - 13th, receive 25% off each and every jewelry piece in my shop. Go to my Etsy Shop for details.
"Rosabella" Save over $28.00 on this gorgeous necklace that I call, "Rosabella." A stunning smooth Amethyst Gemstone teardrop is the focal of this necklace, while a cluster of Amethyst ovals dangle above. This classic OOAK jewelry piece drapes the neck beautifully. All of my jewelry pieces are included in the Weekend Deal Sale. If you purchase one or two or even three pieces, everything is 25% off. Happy Shopping and don't forget to sign up for my newsletter right here on my blog (top right corner.)

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

In love with Swarovski!

As you can see from my previous post, I adore crystals, especially Swarovski! And even more so when they're on sale! *wink-wink* Right now, Artbeads is having a huge "Crazy for Crystallized Sale!" It includes over 200 Swarovski Elements at 15% off. That's an awesome sale! Plus Artbeads has Free Shipping in the US and only $1.00 for Canada. So, get your sparkle on, cause this sale ends September 22nd.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Crystals Galore!

When I found my package in my mailbox this past Saturday, I yelled out, "YES!!!" as I jumped up and down! I think a few of my neighbors were curious, cause they already know I'm a lil crazy....but in a good way. lol! Back to my was filled with Swarovski Crystal components. It's like Christmas in September! :-)
This 1st photo contains my most favorite piece, a stunning "Golden Shadow" Galactic Crystal Pendant. It's light-weight and measures 23.5 x 39 mm, and I absolutely love it!! The 3 crystal beads are; "Topaz" Helix, faceted "Indian Red" round, and faceted "Light Colorado Topaz" round. Perfect Fall colors! This next photo is of a beautiful Rose Filigree Sunflower with silver-plated 2-ring Rose Channels, and Padparadscha Rivolis with Padparadscha Teardrops. Padparadscha is gorgeous and has become one of my favorite colors!
Here's a group shot with a couple of Tanzanite 2-ring Channels in the top-left corner.
Here are more Tanzanite 2-ring Channels with a huge (40 x 27) faceted Fancy Pear Crystal. The cut of the Pear Crystal is amazing! It's hypnotizing the way each facet twinkles as it captures the light. I just love crystals, and I can't wait to turn all of these components into beautiful jewelry pieces. Check back soon as I start posting photos of them. Many thanks to for this very special opportunity.
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