by VART Jewelry. (Pasadena, CA) This lovely piece features a floran painted resin component that measures 44x42mm. Floran resin is two-sided, a unique feature which adds to its appeal. Turn the colorful front over to reveal a rich sepia / rust tone shining through the resin. This focal hangs down from an antique brass bird connector. On each side of the bird … [Read more...] about 511 Floran Resin Focal Necklace
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by Maryanne Murphy. (Atlanta, Ga) This isn't so much about the piece of jewelry, but why it was created. We are in the hot August dog days of summer. School has started here in Georgia and Labor day is just around the corner. There's something else that's just over the hill too. Something that 10 years ago changed my families lives and … [Read more...] about 911 Commemorative Jewelry – A Wing And A Prayer Necklace
by Calista Uriarte. (University Place, WA) I love to update classics. Right now combining material is a fun way to do just that. This necklace combines classic white pearls on silk thread with sterling chain and a lovely, elegant blacklip shell that has been delicately laser etched with another trend - the peacock feather. The etching design is one that, through a … [Read more...] about A New Take on Classic Pearls
by Terri Wlaschin. (Rockville, MD) I love doing unexpected things with beads. Or, should I say having beads lead me to something unexpected. The zebra motif on the conch shells gave me the idea of transforming seashells into something fabulously tribal... yet sophisticated enough for afternoon Tea! Terri Wlaschin Starseed Jewelry Comments: Necklace … [Read more...] about Zulu Tea
by Dita Basu. (Walnut Creek, California, USA) I was studying about the healing qualities of gem stones lately. I came to know about turquoise that helps in communication - as if, turquoise helps the shy person speak up... There were some lapis also on my tray and I came to know that lapis gives awareness, makes the wearer wise. I chose some silver-grey fresh water … [Read more...] about Wrapped with love
by Lorraine/Wired Orchid. (Delray Beach, FL USA) My jewelry is inspired by tropical South Florida. This teardrop polymer clay pendant makes me think of a carved wood flower. Yellow-gold, light brown and gray petals create a raised flower pattern on a dark brown base. A dot pattern has been impressed into the base and antiqued with buff acrylic … [Read more...] about Wooden Flower Necklace
by Wilf Barwitzki. (Calgary Alberta) Made from cherry wood, and is a scroll saw design. Wilf Barwitzki Comments: dragon necklace by: Rena Nice work, Wilf! Amazing detail in wood. … [Read more...] about Wooden Dragon Pendant
by Tracy Martin aka. nutkitten. (El Centro, CA) Hi Rena and everyone. This necklace I call Lemon Drop. I had the yellow and white nugget beads for quite awhile but couldn't find anything to go with them. Finally I had an idea. I have tons of wood beads (usually used them just when I would macrame). Well, I decided to try and paint them. So that's what I did. I … [Read more...] about Wood Beads
by Didy. (Bungay, Suffolk, UK) It took me a while to summon up the courage to actually make this piece but I was pleased with the result. I named it after a local vineyard and thought it might sell locally. It has been on display in a cabinet in a local store for a while now. Before that I had it on my website. I'm wondering if it just isn't the kind of thing … [Read more...] about Wisset Wines
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
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!