Sunday, July 5, 2020

Beach Glass Surprize!

My friend Emily Cohen has sent me so much of the
darker green tumbled beach glass pieces that I was
quite overwhelmed with what to do with all of it...


After windchimes, my first thought of course is 
E A R R I N G S !


After painting the glass with some geometric patterns
or cobblestone designs and baking them to set the 
colors, the translucency of the glass accents them...


Especially when they are worn outside on a bright
sunny day at the beach!

Friday, July 3, 2020

Flamework and Semi-Precious Beads to Wear...



Necklaces can be simply a fluted copper focal bead
on a snake chain...or a copper coil topped rectangle
of cultured glass with complementary earrings...


But what would the glass in these earrings be without
the amethyst slices which hang beneath...Another
great wearable bead is hand formed using the flame
work method as represented by these four totally
different necklaces below...



Earrings of flamework donuts with Amethyst and
copper wire accents are a marriage made in heaven.



Semi-precious Agate cut & polished into a multitude
of shapes lend themselves to very wearable earrings.



Then it's back to flame work opaque glass donuts 
and opalescent rounds again for the ear...

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Sunday, June 7, 2020

Slate Blue Leather Cord Statements




The simplicity of a single focal bead captured by
a copper coil...


The bead can be one of copper vintage origin...


Or lampwork double helix glass beads like these 
from Chris Coffman 
and have complementary earrings...


Which ever way you prefer, the statement
has been made...

Sunday, May 10, 2020

A Wrinkle in Time Necklace (and Earrings)


Upcycled mid-century watch faces back to back are
slip stitched together with 400 C-lon cord 
interspersed with hollow pressed brass beads...


A handmade ceramic clay button closure...



With an accompanying pair of earrings -
lightweight statements for these heavy times...


Ensemble by Barbara Hanselman
Watch faces from Associated Diamonds