by Dianne Culbertson. (Waterville, Maine) I fell in love with this large Hill Tribe Poinsettia. I have wanted to do a monochromatic piece in silver for some time now but the materials are so costly. My husband talked me into it, telling me it was time to take my work to the next level. Every time I level up I get a little frightened! Instead of seed … [Read more...] about Winter Frost
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by Kim McDowell. (Dillard, GA) I have been making gemstone jewelry, primarily necklaces, for many years. My closest friend recommended long ago that I make longer necklaces. I have finally seen the light! I was inspired to make one when they became a recent fashion trend. I made it 30 inches long with a mixture of gemstones and glass beads. I usually like to … [Read more...] about Why Did I Wait So Long To Make Longer Length Necklaces?
by Kathleen Waltrip. (Carpinteria, California USA) Like many followers here I had a lifestyle change. An injury got me off my feet and I was worried that I couldn't be effective at my job. Out came the beads, I ran out for a business license and hoped that my pieces would sell. It's now been 10 years and sales keep getting better and better. I have a very loyal … [Read more...] about Whole Lotta Pearls!
by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, MD) I started with a straightforward stringing technique but felt that didn't support the bold character of the boro glass beads. Spent several hours last night remaking it stitched hoop by stiched hoop to ramp up the pizazz factor. Bold boro lampwork glass beads in a white rainbow leopard motif are Redside Designs. Love their … [Read more...] about White Leopard
by Linda Landig. (Olympia, WA) The matte finish and random lines in Picasso Marble gives this set a very sleek, modern feel. Picasso Marble, one of my favorite stones, is paired with garnets, and Thai cornerless cubes. The fine silver clasp is my first handmade clasp. Linda Landig Comments: Picasso marble goes with nearly everything! by: Rena Beautiful … [Read more...] about Whispers
by Sandy. (Ct.) Rena, I love creating this style of jewelry. The problem is I don't know what style to call it. I wonder if you can help. Have any ideas? I love using pearls, crystals and pendants in most of my jewelry - and in this necklace I used a recycled earring for the center. Sandy Jewels for Hope Comments: My first thought. by: Joyce … [Read more...] about What to Call This Style of Necklace?
by Joan Williams. (Springfield, MO) Another western style necklace fit for a cowgirl - or a city girl! This looks great with jeans and a T shirt or dressed up. I layered a smaller silver cross over an antiqued ivory colored one and teamed it with turquoise magnesite beads and silver accents. Joan Williams Lilruby - jewelry design and more Comments: Wonderfully … [Read more...] about Western Cross
by Abigail Robichon. (Johannesburg, South Africa) My original necklace like this one was 45cm long, laying on the collar bone. I shortened it and made it a choker. The beads are foil beads and I used copper wire. These ladies from Morocco requested I added the centre piece. It made the piece look worlds apart. Abigail Robichon Comments: Summer fashion by: … [Read more...] about Warm Summer
by Patricia C Vener. (Hamden CT USA ) I'm not really sure where to put this commanding piece. It's not exactly a necklace, more a neckpiece. Indeed it is an earlier work of mine that does not fit on my scanner so had to wait until I obtained a digital camera. It is wearable art created as a band of three rows of open worked Right Angle Weave (with a slight … [Read more...] about Volcano
by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, Maryland USA) Funny thing about this necklace. I made each of the components separately just because I wanted to experiment with different techniques. There is right angle weave, circular right angle weave, fringing, and circular brick stitch pieces. And, I was really getting off on the color combination. Did you ever have one of … [Read more...] about A Thing of Beauty
by Kelly Godfrey. (Wilmington, North Carolina USA) A "Shore" Thing . . . is a "work of art" that can be worn casually or formally. This 16" necklace is adjustable to 19", and combines glass blown striped lentil beads with the elegance of clear glass and silver accented bead caps that create a wonderful backdrop for the textured silver shell pendant. You can be … [Read more...] about A Shore Thing