by Tammy Baalman. (Willis, Texas) When making a one of a kind piece of jewelry, I usually let the stone dictate the direction of the design. I love procuring uniquely shaped stones from talented lapidary artists. For this particular piece, I kept the front simple to allow the stone to be the focal point. For an interesting twist and a bit of a surprise, I … [Read more...] about A Kaleidoscope of Colors
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by Valarie Lewis. (United States) This pendant of a horse has both a literal and a figurative meaning. In horse lingo, a "green" horse means one that has not been trained, and they are really nothing but potential and possibilities. So now you don't have to be a horse person to get the secret behind this piece. I made it by engraving the horse on dichroic green … [Read more...] about “Green” Horse Pendant
by Marcia Wisehoon. (Bradenton, FL) Leopardskin jasper is a wild and crazy gemstone with orbital patterning of reds, pinks and black, sometimes oranges! I love the coloring and crazy effect of the patterns, and it is a special stone, metaphysically speaking, for me. Along with all of the properties of jaspers, leopardskin bears the quality of aligning you to your … [Read more...] about Wild Love Pendant, Happy Valentine’s Day
by Erinn LaMattery. (Japan) Although I'm behind on my Valentine's Day line, I finally got some statement Love Me Do heart pendants finished off, and am so happy with how they turned out. These have at least 10 steps from start to finish, if not more, starting with a coil of wire and ending with the finished heart. In between is the shaping, texturing, oxidizing, … [Read more...] about Love Me Do! Heart Pendants
by Laura-Lee Podmore. (Canada) It happened again. Someone said that pursuing a career in art is no way to make a living, and that if you want to be prosperous, you should seek other, "safer" avenues. When you are told that your passion, your very basis of joy and fulfillment is a waste of time, what does that do to the psyche? You feel that you are "less … [Read more...] about “Seek Your True North” Pendant
by Terrie Marcoe. (New Paltz, NY) I have been procrastinating at attempting to work with Wire Weaving, always finding my efforts not panning out. On New Year's Eve, I was traveling alone and so, as I sat at a Starbucks in Abilene, Texas, decided to help fill the night by watching tutorials. I came upon one which looked easy enough for me, the "Elven Gemstone Bead … [Read more...] about Sodalite DOES Look Nice with Antiqued Copper!
by Natasha Papousek. (Lemon Grove, CA) These two pieces were made with the same technique. The poinsettia is from a photo that I took near my office. The tree is from a scan of a painting I made. I printed them on super-nice matte presentation paper, then sprayed with acrylic to set the ink. I used Diamond glaze to affix the glass tile to each image, … [Read more...] about Two Glass Tile Necklaces
by RebeccaJane Morgan. (Frostproof,Florida) My husband found this stone in NC, and turned it into a beautiful piece for my wire wrapping addiction. It is approximately the size of a nickel in diameter. We love to search nature for unusual stones to make into jewelry pieces. RebeccaJane Morgan Baubles Bangles and Beads By RJ Morgan … [Read more...] about Beautiful Mauve Star Sapphire Wire Wrapped in Sterling Silver
by Lynda Carson. (Spring Valley, CA) Adding some old world charm to a necklace with a crystal chandelier replacement piece. By tin soldering the edge, I added an even more antique look to this crystal. These versatile components also have a back side that is flat and lends itself to adding scrap book or decorative papers for another look. Good news is there … [Read more...] about A Little Sparkle…
by Nancy Vaughan. (San Diego, CA) Over the past couple of years I've been making Tree of Life pendants using gem stone chips. The seasons have been either spring or autumn with circle or oval frames. Recently I decided to make a Tree of Life sun catcher. Since I had made spring or autumn in the pendants I decided to make the sun catcher a winter tree. I … [Read more...] about Seasons of the Tree of Life
by Cherie Elksong. (Southeastern Arizona) I don't get to be on the torch, making lampwork glass creations, on a daily, or even weekly basis, so when I do get the chance, I try to create something interesting! This focal bead was a practice in balancing asymmetrical form, color combination, applying metal leaf and carving, after not having been on the torch for about … [Read more...] about Twisted Love, Flame Worked Glass Art Bead Necklace
by Linda. (Phoenix, Arizona) I made this from a piece of Sandstone and a chunk of Turquoise... I live in Arizona and my Home is New Mexico... so a piece close to my Heart. It is wrapped with Sterling Silver Wire. I have been designing in Wire since 2000 when I found a Wire Artist Magazine in a store in Quartzite, Arizona on my way from California to New … [Read more...] about My Simply Southwest Pendant