Friday, January 30, 2009

I've been doing some beadweaving this week.....

I've been doing a little beadweaving this week....these are also class samples!

I love Deb Roberti's crystal bracelet designs, she's so talented!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

I love these lampwork beads!

Little silver wrapped beauties!! The colors are incredible....

Sunday, January 11, 2009

I've been working on finishing up some new items, between my classes! Here's a couple of new things! Aren't those tiger's eye beads to die for?!
I'll be listing them in my Etsy shop, but feel free to contact me if you are interested in anything you see!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

New Pieces - Wednesday, Jan. 7th

I haven't had time to post these new items in my Etsy shop yet, but I've got the pictures done, I'm almost there! I've been busy, huh?!!

New Earrings Listed on Etsy Tonight

I listed a couple pairs of new earrings in my Simply Adorning Etsy shop tonight! Lots more to list over the next couple of days, too!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

First Project Tutorial Posted on!

My first Project tutorial has been posted and is available for sale on, Eni Oken's wonderful new website! Here is a link to the Crystal Chain Maille tutorial:

My First Tutorial on

If you have not yet checked out Eni Oken's newest website,, your are missing out on a real daily treat!!

The website is overflowing with wonderful information, inspiration and tutorials for jewerly making on all levels, and various techniques. (An average of 7-9 new tutorials per week!).

I'm thrilled to say that I have been granted "Teacher" status on the site, and my first tutorial, which is FREE for downloading, has been posted. It is a step by step tutorial on the proper crimping with a pair of crimping pliers.

I have one project Tutorial pending approval right now, and lots more in the works! Do take some time to check out Eni's wonderful site, and here's a link to my 1st posted tutorial!

Link to the Home Page of JewelryLessons:

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wire Artisan Guild Challenge Piece

Today I completed a piece that was made for an Etsy Team that I am fortunate enough to be a member of. This month's theme was "Art Nouveau", and these are pics of my submission!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Mixed Metal Circles Bracelet.....

I love soldering and fusing fine and sterling silver circles! I just finished this mixed metal bracelet to fill an order for an Etsy customer - I'm starting on more of this style right away!

"Heavy Metal" seed bead bracelet

I have been wanting to try one of Shelley Nybakke's "Heavy Metal" bangles ever since I saw "A Metalsmith's Match", published in Bead & Button in the June 2007 issue. Well, I still haven't gotten around to that bangle yet, but I did manage to make the "Sometimes Less is More" bracelet published in Bead Trends (Sept/Oct 2008 issue).

I'm in LOVE with these "Heavy Metal" beads!! This bracelet feels as good as it looks!! (Gunmetal Size 8's, with Crystal AB 2X Swarovski's)

I have a feeling I'm about to go on a metal seed bead bangle-binge!!! :-)

I just love this sweet pendant! I learned how to make this beadcap on Urban Maille's website with jump rings made out of diamond shaped wire....this is one of Dawn White's gorgeous boro beads (Dudamart)! Isn't it cool?!

Happy New Year & new Earrings

Wishing everyone a very happy New Year!!
All the best to you in 2009!
I've been working mostly on earrings the past few days, and took photos this morning. Some of these earrings are already available in my Simply Adorning Etsy shop, the rest will be listed very soon! I love making my "Sweet Something's" style, I have a great collection of beautiful briolette stones to use, more to come soon!