Monday, March 09, 2009

Blooming Garden

I am so ready for Spring! We had very mild weather this past weekend. It was nice to get outside, but it really wasn't like Spring. Everything is still dead/ dormant. There were no spring flowers to look at. The crocus and my Hyacinths are starting to come up, so there's a little green out there.
This necklace is Spring inspired.

Seeing Red?

Here's a collection of red necklaces. The one in the middle is one of my most favorite. It was created when I was trying to make something special with some beads my neice (Isabelle) gave me. The striped beads were from Isabelle. Thanks for the inspiration, Boo!


I've started photographing multiple necklace at one time. It will save on uploading time. Here's a collection of blue necklaces.

My birthstone

I got a small bag full of opals recently at the auction. They are all different sizes, and not very fiery. They are mostly "crackled" looking. I thought I'd see how one would look in a vintaj setting. What do you think? I really like it. It's a "less is more" design.

More Majong

I wore my necklace made with a Majong playing piece and received a bunch of comments/ compliments. So, I decided to make some more. I don't like making anything twice, so these are similar, but different. I'm planning to sell these.

Old Cut Steel Buckle

It did not photograph well, but I made this with a darling little buckle made with cut steel. The buckle is probably 60 years old, or maybe older.

Monday, March 02, 2009

Majong Anyone?

I finally made something out of one of the Majong pieces I got a couple years ago. I love the old Majong peices - made of Bakelite, I think. The other beads are handmade ceramic, citrine chips and yellow crystals.

Nature's Silhouette

This is my entry for the Vintaj March Design Challenge. I decided to put my Blue Jay pendant on a brown hand woven cord. The cord has some flecks of aqua blue, so the Blue Jay goes well. I put little blue beads in the toggle bar, to further coordinate the blues. The challenge is underway, here's the link to the site, so you can vote: