Tag: Handmade Jewelry

Spring Earrings

Hello my friends! Today I want to show you a new design. Yes, earrings!

Butterflies ear wires

 

I feel more confortable creating bracelets and necklaces. But for this occasion, I decided to create this design. The main reason why I create it is for a basic metalsmith class I took with Monique Michel, a local artist with more than 30 years in the jewelry design industry. And it was one of the most pleasant experiences I’ve had.

Spring EarringsThe butterflies are made of brass ( I cute them out by hand, using a jewelers saw) and soldered to a 20ga half hard sterling silver wire. And finally, add czech beads.  I like them so much 🙂  What you do think?

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Take photos to earrings it’s a little bit tricky and I know I need a little bit more of practice.  But that’s a topic for another day. 🙂

Spring Earrings

 

I’m planning to add some earwires to my next Etsy shop update, that will be March 31, 2016 @ 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

Art Bead Scene March Challenge

For first time, I’m participating to the Art Bead Scene March Challenge. Look what’s my motivation…. 🙂

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“Still Life with Pussy Willows” is the name of this beautiful painting, create by Taisia K. Afonina a well renowned Russian Artist.   This is kind of painting that I love and enjoy most, specially for the flowers, the colours and that feeling of a peaceful home. It’s a reminder that spring has arrive with colours, flowers and birds.

And talking about colours, here’s the color pallet for this challenge.

march16absJust perfect! 🙂  Beautiful color combination. Now.. I initially told you that I’m participating for this challenge, right?  ABS, has two categories; jewelry entries and beads.  And I design one art bead, in two different color for this challenge and a bracelet.

Let’s see first the art beads..

ABS Challenge

 

ABS March Challenge

 

ABS March ChallengeLovely! Right?  A create another with a dusty teal color.

ABS March Challenge

 

ABS March Challenge

Those are my art beads entries for the challenge.  And now, I want to show you my jewelry design..

ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Spring is Here – Brass Bird Bracelet Connector
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Bracelet with Art Beads
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Fabric from Liberty of Haberdashery
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Caroline Dewison Ceramic and Lampwork Beads
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Caroline Dewison ceramic and lampwork beads
ABS March Challenge Bracelet
Torch Fire Enamelled Bead

This is my beautiful bracelet made with wire, art beads and a lovely bird connector. I create this design with art ceramic and lampwork beads from Caroline Dewison – Blueberribeads (I’ve been hoarding those beads for a long time ago) Beautiful and unique fabric from Liberty Haberdashery and some of my enamelled beads with my signature bird bracelet conector, made of brass.

Well, this is all for now.  I hope you had fun! 🙂

See you, until the next post!

(If you wan to know a little bit more about Art Bead Scene Blog and their monthly challenges click here)

Bead Peeps Swap N Hop Reveal Date

Today is the reveal day of the Bead Peeps Swap Hop.  Today approximately 90 artits and designers enjoy a virtual party when every participant presents their creativity making wonderful jewelry pieces.  And everything is possible thanks to our wonderful hostess Linda Anderson.

For this party I have been honor to participate with my lovely partner Nan Smith.   We swap beads and want to show you what I sent to her…..

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Flowers Head Pins
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Bird Pendant
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Leaf Clasp
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Enameled beads and Czech beads

 

And Nan sent me these fabulous beads….

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Nan Beads

I use to work with bright like purples, pinks and light greens.  And for this occasion, Nan sent me a more earthy green colors.  But I really love, and enjoy to work and create my pieces.

Now my designs….

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Bracelet with Mykonos and skinny spike beads
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Bracelet
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Clasp… Dream
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Bracelet
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Necklace with Nan’s polymer clay beads
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My enameled beads
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A polymer clay lovely bead, made by Nan
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I love polymer clay beads.
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Polymer clay bird
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Necklace
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Aegean skinny spike beads earrings
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Bronzy Scales by Scorched Earth on Etsy
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Czech glass leaf beads
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Second Bracelet
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Czech glass beads
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Bracelet

Hope you enjoy my designs.  Please visit Nan’ blog to see what she create with the beads I sent her.

And see the others designers and artist blogs here…

http://fromthebeadboard.blogspot.com/2015/04/2015-partner-list.html

Until the next time! 🙂

 

My Partner for the Bead Peeps Swap and Hop

Bead Peeps 2015 Blog Hop Badge

 

I signed up to a new challenge The Bead Peeps Swap and Hop; hosted by a wonderful Facebook group that I really enjoy so much.  Recently the partners was announced and I have the honor to be paired with a wonderful and super talented lady Nan Smith.

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Nan Smith Jewelry Etsy Shop – Rustic, bohemian style earrings

 

Nan is from Canada and she is the host of My Country Blog Hop, that I participated the last year and really enjoyed.  She has been making jewelry for 4 years and recently start to making beads and components in polymer clay.  Now she said, she is addicted to polymer clay!  I think everybody has something to be addicted or feel in love with.

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Nan’s Polymer Clay Beads

 

Nan worked as a nurse for 38 years and now she is retired.  So she have good time to make polymer clay beads and beautiful jewelry…. and may the Lord gives her much more 🙂

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Nan Polymer Clay Head Pins

I didn’t visit Canada yet (who know… someday) but I always remember an oral report that I have to make for school.  And the first time that I saw the flag of Canada, I fall in love with that beautiful maple leaf.   I don’t know why; but the image always comes to my mind.

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Canada Flag, Nan’s Country

 

 

Thats all for now, but stay tuned to my next post.  I’ll been “showing” what I’ll be sending to my lovely partner but Shhhhhhh!!!  she does not find out. It will be a secret between us!! :))))

Last Etsy Shop Update for 2014!!!

Coquí….. Wow!!!! It has been a while since my last post 🙁  So, I think it’s time to put the things in place and start to writing again.  A lot of things happened during this time (and I like to share in another post)  But for now I want to show you my last Etsy shop for this year!!

You may notice a few changes… Yeah, I change the background for the pictures and I incorporate new techniques 🙂

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Art Incendi

 

Thank you so much for stopping by !!  Mery Xmas and Happy New Year!! 🙂

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