by Jan Lewis. (North Carolina) I layered beautiful, feminine filigrees to create the perfect setting for this sparkling, faceted Bermuda blue rhinestone. Using accents of sweet little birds and more glittering rhinestones to complete this Victorian style pendant, I placed it on double link chain about 19 inches long. It's a lovely, romantic necklace and it's … [Read more...] about Layered Pendant – Elegance and Sparkle!
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by Cherie Somerville. (Douglas, Arizona) I had ordered this unique & intriguing Peruvian made clay raven head while ordering some gemstone beads more than a year ago. I've pulled it out & look at it, admiring it, but never really sure what to create with it, so it just stayed put, hanging out with my stash. A few days ago, some newly ordered Czech glass … [Read more...] about Raven Totem Necklace
by Joanne Klauber. (Cat Spring, TX) My dear friend is crazy about vintage campers, and has an adorable little blue and white Shasta that she has named "Maxine". For her birthday, I decided to recreate Maxine in a beaded version that she can wear. I started with several photos of both Maxine and other similar vintage campers to get a good silhouette shape in … [Read more...] about Vintage Trailer Beaded Pendant
by Joanne Klauber. (Cat Spring, TX) In this piece, my love of wire work and crystals came together as so many of my creations do... in a surprise! I usually start with something rather specific in mind, but during the process I tend to take a few twists and turns in the path and usually end up with something quite different than what I originally envisioned. I … [Read more...] about Tibetan Quartz Trio Pendant
by Nancy Bailey. (New Mexico) This material has always captivated me. While at a recent Rock Show, I was so fortunate to have acquired some beautiful Rhodochrosite stalactites from Argentina. This material has gotten quite rare. After cutting a slice and creating a cabochon, it was wrapped in sterling silver wire using a cold forge technique. It really … [Read more...] about Rhodochrosite Stalactite Pendant
by Debra Moore. (Akron, Indiana, USA) I found this kyanite stone in a little shop, and could not resist buying it! I've had it for a few years, wanting to become better at wrapping before I tried to make anything with it. For the wrap I used dead-soft copper wire, and solid copper beads. I used a hard-boiled egg to patina the piece (this is my favorite way to … [Read more...] about Blue Kyanite Wire Pendant
by sharon ashburner. (Toronto,Canada) I wanted to practise some wire weaving techniques and use some lovely rose coloured artistic wire I had on hand. I started to form a heart shape and really enjoyed adding pretty stones and crystal to my piece and finishing the ends with spirals, a shape I love to doodle all the time! I added a leather thong as I wanted to … [Read more...] about Wire Doodle Heart Pendant
by Barbara Jacquin. (Uzes in the south of France) On a recent trip to Peru I had made up my mind to bring back some Andes opals. I knew they were abundant in the area and set out to find some for my jewelry projects. Asking around didn't yield much information, so I began to poke around on side streets and in local markets. I soon realized that these beauties were … [Read more...] about An Andes Opal Heart for Valentine’s Day
by Sonal Karnik. (Evergreen, CO) Something magical happens when tiny glass particles melt and fuse to reveal vibrant colors. For these pendants, I layered fine, medium and dichroic glass frit into my prepared molds and fired them in my kiln in four stages. I used simple suede and leather cords to hold these bright pendants. I think they would be great worn casual … [Read more...] about Fused Glass Pendants
by Leah. (Pennsylvania) When I found these hot pink dyed jasper nuggets, I fell in love with the color and the marbling through the stone. Just right for brightening up a dark winter day! So I decided to make a necklace pendant with silver and one of the nuggets. I think I'll try another one with antiqued brass - a darker wire would bring out a different … [Read more...] about Brightening Up Those Dark Winter Days
by Sharon Senkiew. (New York) I love searching for vintage jewelry items to make into new pieces. After all, the search for items is half the fun! With this necklace, I took a vintage earring find and re-purposed it into a pendant. I then added hand charms, Czech beads and handmade fire polished bead chain. Sharon Senkiew Luckey Girl Studio … [Read more...] about Repurposed Vintage Earring
by Diane Schamp. (Great Lakes Region) This unique stone caught my eye at the Tucson Gem and Mineral. It is called bumblebee jasper with organized clear bands of sharp and vibrant yellow, orange, gray, and black colors. A sterling silver handmade setting and a black CZ stone was crafted to frame this lovely and unique stone. Bumble bee Jasper is silicon … [Read more...] about A Bumble Bee That You Can Wear