Thursday, February 3, 2011

Golden Globe and Midnight Pearl Beaded Lanyard

Midnight Blue Pearl Elegance Lanyard for Badges
The clear globe beads with golden flake filling their insides instantly inspired me to design something elegant the moment I saw them. Used here combined with midnight blue pearls, lighter blue glass accents and a bit of gold and white, the globes are set to shimmer and dance along the strand of this beaded lanyard for both an elegant style and useful purpose.

This handmade badge lanyard is designed to be worn around the neck with a badge clip or key ring located at the end to keep badges for work, volunteering, school and more easily in reach. So many different venues now require wearing a badge and here's a way to do that without giving up personal style!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Firefly's Dance Jade and Fresh Water Pearl Necklace

Jade and Pearl Beaded Necklace
The moment I saw this pendant I was immediately inspired and when I ordered it, I couldn't wait for it to arrive so that I could work with it.

Made from mint green jade gemstones and the rich, soft glow of fresh water pearls, this handmade gemstone necklace is designed around the beautiful forest themed pendant that dangles at it's end with dancing fireflies against a rich green backdrop.

The finished jade necklace is designed with spiral swirl accents to match the frame of the pendant and is then finished with an extension chain at the nape to allow the necklace to be worn at a variety of lengths for comfort.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Elixir of Nectar Clouded Glass Teardrop Earrings

Clouded Amber Teardrop Earrings Wire Wrapped in Silver
Made with delicate glass teardrops in a rich amber color, these wire wrapped earrings are a colorful and understated accent when worn. The glass teardrops started out in a shade of crystal clear amber and were soaked in a glass clouding solution for a smooth satin finish. Once the finish was just right, they were thoroughly cleaned then carefully wrapped in silver tone wire for contrast between warm and cool tones then set to dangle on matching handmade earring hooks.

This pair of handmade teardrop earrings is part of an extensive collection titled "The Elixirs" which come in a variety of colors both in shimmering clear tones as well as in the clouded satin finish you see pictured here. Every pair is completed with care from their wire wrapped tops to their carefully shaped earring wires.