Friday, November 5, 2010

Frosted Elixir Wire Wrapped Teardrop Earrings - Set of Seven

When I was in high school, I took a lot of art classes. I loved art. And after I'd exhausted my schools curriculum of art classes that they had available, my teacher "designed" a class just for me due to my enthusiasm under his tutelage.

In this class, he taught me how to etch glass. A skill that I retained and carried on with me into life after high school and even made a decent amount of money at as a side-business for a while. I'd travel to different people's homes and businesses and create hand-drawn designs for the windows, mirrors or sliding glass doors of their homes.

You would be amazed, even to this day, how much etching solution I have left over from this time in my past, and when I decided to design jewelry how useful that solution became again!

Now, instead of buying my beads for my jewelry already clouded, I cloud the glass myself! And that's what I did with each of the teardrops in this collection of earrings featured here today.

The Frosted Elixir earrings set is made from tiny glass teardrops that have each been carefully dipped in etching solution to create a satin sheen to their surface before being securely wrapped in gold tone wire and set to dangle from matching handmade earring hooks.

Each pair of these wire wrapped teardrop earrings is made to be delicate and light weight, making them easy to wear even on the most sensitive set of ears.

Not only are they offered as a set in gold, but also in silver as well as available individually. You can click this link to explore those options further.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

La Femme Goth Pink and Black Catholic Rosary

La Femme Goth Pink and Black Catholic Rosary
Five decades of 5mm black Ave beads in inky black have been joined with hot pink 8mm wooden Pater beads in this handmade Catholic rosary that's both dark and feminine, traditional and modern. The piece is then finished off with a silver plated 22mm Madonna medal centerpiece and a wooden crucifix at the end with silver plated accents.

In such an important piece as personal rosaries, being handmade holds special significance, creating a personal touch and attention to detail that commercial rosaries lack. Every one of the 132 links on this holy rosary are carefully turned by hand with care.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The Tea and Roses Beaded Badge Lanyard

Beads in the colors of rich brewed tea are combined with inky rounds in this beaded badge lanyard finished with a pair of large tea-colored rounds that have been carved into the shape of rosebuds.

The Tea and Roses beaded lanyard is perfect for nurses, office workers, teachers, students, volunteers and anyone else that needs to leash their badge, name tag or keys around their neck. It's an elegant and feminine alternative to conventional cloth lanyards and can even be made with a magnetic "break away" clasp for those that need it.

This lanyard measures at 38-inches (96.5 cm) in length.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

End of the Rainbow Book Hook Bookmark

End of the Rainbow Book Hook Bookmark
Whether expressing Gay Pride, needing a reminder to help balance your Chakras or if you just love rainbows, this bookmark is cheerful and bright and perfect for catching the eye and stirring up a smile.

Made from a combination of rainbow colors with a bright red bead at the end of one tassel and a rainbow striped cube bead at the end of the other, there's a warm glow of golden accents included in the design of this handmade book hook bookmark which is matched by the gold plated stainless steel book hook it's all attached to.

Corner folding in books is a horrible habit. It degrades the integrity of the book's pages and causes permanent damage. This rainbow beaded bookmark is a perfect alternative for marking your place!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Make a Wish Lucky Charm for Purse, Phone and more

Everyone needs a little luck now and then!

This "Make a Wish" lucky charm is made with a little golden wishbone dangling at the end of a beaded tassel. The tassel itself is created from vibrant green beads and a gold plated "wish" charm. All brought together, this wishing charm is both vibrant as well as shiny and is sure to bring a smile and hopefully a little luck as well!

Like all of the charms I've designed, this little charm is offered with a variety of optional attachments to create versatility and allow it to be used in a variety of ways whether you need a purse charm, cell phone charm, zipper pull or any other creative options you can come up with!