I've added off-white Howlite beads to the Vintaj flower I had altered with patinas, added a Vintaj chain and wire wrapped beads in the colors of the patina. I like how it looks but think it needs something else to be finished...
Saturday, November 17, 2012
This necklace was based on a design by Lorelei Eurto published in Stringing magazine. I made the pendant from polymer clay and imprinted SPREAD YOUR WINGS AND FLY on it before baking. I bent the piece of silver tubing around a bottle top and used a cut-off blade on my dremel tool to angle the edges. I read Lorelei's blog several times a week. She is very original in her mix of beads and designs.
Friday, November 16, 2012
I like to make jewelry from other pieces of jewelry, either things I no longer wear, bargains at the department store, or thrift shop finds. These simple earrings were made with silver links from a necklace I owned. It was easy to attach a wire wrapped bead and ear wire. Quick and easy!
Since October was Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I wanted to make pink earrings for my co-workers. I did complete 3 pair, not enough, but maybe by next year....
The long dangling pair with the pink sequins are upcycled from Goodwill. I removed a large pink bead that was above the dangles and added new black earwires.
The round silver pair on the right have a lot of bling and seem fit for royalty. I think they are fun looking.
On the 3rd pair I bent vining bead caps to fit around a diagonal plastic bead. They are nice and light.
Thursday, November 15, 2012
I saw a bracelet similar to this in Bead Trends magazine and knew I had some great beads to use in this type of design. The blue beads I used are a dyed stone. I also liked that it used Vintaj jump rings, bead caps and clasp as I really like the look of antique brass.
The silly owl bell modeling the bracelet below I got at St. Vinnie's on a treasure hunt. He actually does ring! Stamped 1978 Enesco on the inside.