Thursday, April 30, 2009

Sale Countdown

My spring sale is tomorrow eve and Saturday. I finished setting up and now just have a few last details to take care of. I have not taken any photos yet, but here are some from last spring to give you an idea of what you will be missing....

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

More Glass Gardens

I finished up my glass gardens bracelet project. The blue ones I call Moonlight. They have stars and moons along with other assorted pressed glass shapes in blue, silver and white. The one with orange and black is called Fiesta. It also has brown and green accents. The last one I call Ruby - red and black with brown accents. Sorry for the fuzzy photo - I just could not get that one to turn out. But I wanted you to see the colors. All have a magnetic clasp. Price? I still have to figure that out so send me an email if you are interested.  All have been SOLD.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Orphan Earrings

Occasionally someone will send me an orphan earring. It is fun to see designs from a few years ago and rewarding to know that folks are still wearing them. Last week this lonely earring arrived in the mail. I do not have the same bead anymore, but I will keep my eye out for it. In the meantime I will make something similar and pop them in the mail.

In December a friend who is hard on her jewelry sent me a whole baggie full of orphans. I cannibalized them and sent her back a package full of new pairs just in time for Christmas.

My Orphan Earring Guarantee: Do you have orphans looking for a new partner? Send them my way and I will repair, re-make or replace. There is usually no cost. Of course if I start receiving lots of baggies full or orphans in the mail I may have to re-think that!

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Going in Circles

I played around with hoop earrings the other day and came up with these. They are a mix of glass and silver or gold plated beads, and Czech crystals. The pair with the pale green teardrops - the drop is the stone chalcedony. All are $10 each. All have been SOLD.

Friday, April 24, 2009


A pretty necklace ($30), bracelet ($20) and matching earrings ($8 and; $ $10). All are a mix of aventurine, seed beads and gold plated accents. The necklace has an agate teardrop. All have been SOLD.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Spring Bracelets

These are made with glass squares in jonquil (pictured) or a pink/orange combination. The clasp is a silver plated triangular toggle. Bracelets $25, earrings $8. All have been SOLD.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Crystal Dangles

I took a break from making glass garden bracelets to play with some beautiful crystal drops. The results are a series of dazzling earrings with a bicone Swarovski crystal drop and smaller Swarovski bicone crystals and Czech cut rounds.
Specially priced at $10 a pair. All have been SOLD.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Purple Glass Gardens

I finished these today as well as matching earrings. The one on the lower left has a single row of fringe with a very sparkly, triangular base bead. The others have two rows of fringe. All have a magnetic clasp. All have been SOLD.

Today's Color is Purple

Earrings $8 each (now thru May 2nd all earrings are 2 for 1!) All have been SOLD.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

New Glass Gardens

My MN customers may remember these. For a new look I have added a second layer of fringe. These use pressed glass beads in the shape of leaves, flowers and butterflies. For sparkle I added Czech crystals. The clasp is a magnet!

It took me a few tries as it has been a while since I made these. Making the fringe is more like sewing than beading. I use more than 144 inches of thread at one time. It is a real challenge to keep it from getting tangled, especially when I work on the second row of fringe. This work requires a lot of patience!

Being a very 3 dimensional design the picture does not do them justice. Next I plan to make some in purple, then blue using moons and stars, then a fun bright colored variety. I am still working out the price on these. If you are in WA and make it to the sale next month you can try these very fun bracelets on and pick out your favorite.

All have been SOLD.

Coral and Pearls

These are made with freshwater pearls and some red coral that I bought in New Mexico. $10 each. There are also bracelets and necklaces. All have been SOLD.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Earrings on Sale!

From now through my spring sale on May 1st and 2nd all earrings are 2 for one! Buy one pair and get a second pair of equal or lesser value for free. I will feature earrings all week on my blog. Today's earrings are made with turquoise and are $10 each. All have been SOLD.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Spring Sale Preparations

This week I have been working on the plans and a flier for my spring sale, Friday May 1st and Saturday May 2nd. Today I printed out the fliers that will get mailed as well as sent out a bunch via email. Doing them all by email would be less expensive, but I think getting one in the mail increases the chances folks will come. My partner in crime for this sale, Lesley, agrees.

Lesley will have her notecards for sale. They are prints of full size watercolors she has been working on during the last year. She is a masseuse by day and will have gift certificates for massage available. I can say first hand that she can work wonders with tight muscles!

Friday eve will have a girls nite out theme - with appetizers and refreshments. Can you say party?!! Saturday Lesley will be painting a watercolor using the view of the sound from the porch as her inspiration. Both days all my earrings will be on sale, 2 for 1. We hope it will be a fun weekend!

Now I have to get busy and bead. I will be posting pictures of new items, so check back each week to see what is new.