Sunday, November 21, 2010

The latest


These are my newest experiment.  They're called image transfer.  You basically cut out a design (that there are two of) in paper that you like, use a special product to attach it to these aluminum discs (very light weight) and then after the product dries, you soak them in water and rub off the paper.  It SOUNDS a lot easier than it actually was.  These are a gift for a friend and will be the only time I make image transfer pieces.  :)

These earrings are for my mom who LOVES earrings to be intentionally asymmetrical.  She's a quilter and does many things using fabric  (fiber arts is the technical term I believe). So, I knew she'd LOVE the black & white polka dot fabric beads as well as the pink batik fabric beads.  She picked out the abalone beads while we were at a bead shop in Black Mountain, NC when I was home this summer, and they'll go with just about anything as well.  They were fun to make and I know that sometimes a few new pair of earrings makes her happy.  :)

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Precious Metal Clay

Here's what I've been experimenting with lately.  It's precious metal clay which when fired and polished becomes .999 fine silver.  Here are the two pieces I made:

I was looking to do something like an antique seal (think wax seal) or a kind of crest for our family and I LOVE the results!

The impression on the back of first piece,

My second piece.  It also has the same back as the first piece.  A significant word for life for me lately.  Embellished with a coin-pearl and a bali silver flower.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

A new design

This piece was created for a friend.  Enjoy!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Wednesday, June 9, 2010


I've recently made 3 charm necklaces for a few special moms.  I only have the picture of this latest one.  (The other two I sent off in such a hurry, I forgot to take pictures!)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

What I've been working on lately

Well, it would seem that it is officially spring here in NE Ohio.  And that has been much of my inspiration of late.  Enjoy!

This piece I hand-painted at a pottery painting place, then added the birds and the sterling silver bail myself out of 20g SS wire.

I needed a pair of yellow earrings.  I really like the way these turned out.

Never can have too many earrings.  These are ceramic.

I needed something to go with my orange Easter dress this year.  First time I wore orange for Easter, and I loved it!

A closeup of the earrings.

Fun, and sparkly.

Front and back.  I bought these pieces a while back and figured it was time to wear them.

More pieces to make into pendant and earrings to wear.

I hand beaded all of the strands of seed beads and the bail for this piece.  I saw the pendant and immediately saw what it would look like on a necklace.  This is it!  I LOVE how it turned out and I love the words on this acrylic pendant.

For friends to just had a baby girl.  Perfect gift for mothers!

This was another Mother's Day piece.  Song of Solomon 3:4  " I have found the one my heart loves. "  With his and her initials and children's birthstones.

They make great birthday gifts.

For a dear friend who has blessed me, and now is serving Abba far away.

Tried many times, but this one wouldn't save straight.  Anyway, this is one of my favorites, like initials carved inside of a heart on a tree, pink bead for love, and the key to the heart. 

More to come!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Latest Designs