Thursday, December 8, 2011

The Christmas Crunch
I have been busily working away, configuring bezels into finished pieces of jewelry.  With a slight technical hiccup (don't ever buy printer ink from those companies that refill cartridges), I have been been making some pieces that use up some of the beads, pearls, and crystals that I had on hand.  However, I have several pieces that I have not photographed.  Look for a plethora of pictures to follow.

Fine antiqued copper chain with a triple pearl drop.
Accents of sage and garnet crystals.

Steampunk koi porthole necklace.
Antiqued brass findings, delicate chain.

Close up of koi necklace

Vintage anatomic heart illustration on green paisley.
Front closure with hand made sterling toggle
accented with freshwater pearl and Czech crystal.

Note the depth of the bezel, adding enough heft to keep
the toggle in place.

Jumper on aqua Japanese paper.
Thick silver bezel on a suede cord.

Substantial silver bezel, slightly oxidized.

Dressage horse and rider floating above aqua and brown paper.
Thick silver bezel and turquoise suede cord with silver findings.

Jumper and rider over a green paisley.
Fine silver bezel on a square chain, bracelet length.

Offset view of jumper bracelet.

Dressage necklace
Black and antiqued brass chain and findings
Front closure with handmade toggle featuring sage and garnet
Czech crystals.
On the way to a new owner.

Close up of dressage pendant.

Vintage French anatomic horse head.
On the way to a new owner.

Fine silver bezels encase swallows.
Accented with freshwater pearls.
On the way to a new owner.

Trio of horse bracelets on double strand rolled leather.
$12 each

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Ceramic Bead Series
A series of necklaces, bracelets, and earrings
using fired ceramic beads and antiqued brass.

Convertible necklace: The clasp allows it to be worn
as either a y-shaped necklace or as a circlet.

Close up of red speckled bead.

Bracelet with pearl and red crystal on clasp.

Bracelet with Chinese coins and pearl/crystal on closure.

Series of antiqued brass and blue ceramic.

Decorative toggle clasp. Beads are ceramic glazed in speckled blue.

Earrings: $20

Tuesday, December 6, 2011



One of the earliest bezels I made, using UTTE powder. As a
horse lover, much of my focus has been on equine designs.

A swallow caught midflight in a silver bezel. Antiqued brass chain
with freshwater pearl and crystal drop.

Silver plate 5 bezel series of a horse jumping.

Two delicate silver bezels surrounding freshwater pearl.
The images are tiny horse heads, facing towards the pearl.

A second bracelet featuring small silver bezels and horse heads.
The bezels flank a freshwater pearl.

Brass porthole featuring a koi swimming on an
aqua background. The chain is antiqued brass.

Another piece right before the first layer of resin is poured.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Just in time for Christmas

New products, just in time for those last minute holiday purchases. I have been busy twisting wire, connecting findings, and finishing bezels. Here are some of the newer items.

Chinese coins with garnet colored crystals.

Chinese earrings with copper chinese pendent in the background.

Mid work: circus horse on handmade Japanese paper