Posts Tagged ‘Glass’

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A hand picked Rhodonite stone is cradled in a hand netted wire basket and framed with heavy gauge copper wire and Swarovski crystals. The sides of the necklace are decorated with smooth lava rock, crystals, glass beads and copper bead caps and chain.

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A carved wooden tropical talisman commands the attention at the center of this necklace. Adorned with shades of  coral, gold and lavender in smooth glass, mother of pearl and wooden beads. Part of my personal collection.

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Great for a day where you have a little wild animal inside that just needs to come out. A petrified wood centerpiece paired with two tiger-striped glass beads and small semi-precious jade stones in pink. The clasp is hand-made by me from copper wire and has a rose quartz stone dangling from it to add weight to the bracelet for proper sitting on the wrist. Part of my personal collection.

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I used to live in Connecticut when my first-born was little. I remember my husband and I taking him down to a waterfront town, Norwalk, to visit a nautical museum. We spent some time window shopping the cute little village style streets in the misty overcast of that day. The unexpected treat was a bead shop on the corner. As I was walking out the door of the shop I noticed a barrel full of beads. A buck per scoop. Of course, I was picky and picked out my scoop. When I reached in I pulled out this lovely faux patina piece and got inspired right away.

The result…a double strand necklace with greens and browns all leading down to my sea barrel piece. Some of the beads are hand rolled paper (I literally had blisters rolling them) in a pale sea green. There are also wood, glass, seed, turquoise and pearl beads. Part of my personal collection.

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I bought the focal beads more than a decade ago and drummed up this little ditty. It just bams up a plain outfit and gives some ethnic juice to the flow of the day.  Bone, Horn and Wood beads are prominent on this jungle inspired necklace. With its earthy feel and colors you fit right into the nearest tribe.  Part of my personal collection.

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This necklace was created using polymer clay for the three main doughnut designs. The doughnuts were stained and then sealed before stringing onto the necklace. Made with cherry quartz glass and three poly clay centerpieces this necklace is soft and sweet in appeal. Romantic soft pinks pair with gutsy tiger-striped glass beads with amber hues giving it a bit of bite. Maybe just a nibble. The other beads used were pink mother of pearl, glass chips, wood discs and delicate pink crystals. Part of my personal collection.