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This necklace is made up of 10 round black onyx beads (8mm) spaced on silver plated chain. Pendant consists of black ceramic beads (6mm) dangling from a black ceramic bead with leaf design. Measures 24" long not including pendant. Pendant adds additional 5" plus there is a 2 1/2" extender chain for added length. Swivel lobster claw clasp.
This necklace contains all sorts of hand-made goodies!! The beautiful "Blue Steel Cascade" ceramic donut pendant and the fantastic beads that move up the hand-dyed silk cords are from local artisan, Elaine Ray (http://www.elaineray.com/). The pendant starts off with in a matte dark navy & then the glaze drips down the pendant in browns, blues, tans, & greens. The beads are varying cube shapes, cylinder shapes & diamond shapes in colors pulling from the pendant. The necklace consists of 3 colors (navy, sage green, & brown) of hand-dyed silk cords that secure the pendant with a lark's head knot & end with a large copper-toned toggle clasp. Measures approximately 34" long to bottom of pendant. Pendant measures 2 1/2" long x 2 1/4 wide.
Another gnome inspired necklace! A cute antiqued brass-looking door charm (opens & closes with magnetic catch), a teeny tiny ceramic gnome bead in green robe & hat, & a beautiful Elaine Ray (www.elaineray.com) clay flower charm (with an olive green & burnt sienna looking glaze) form a nice conversation piece to this antiqued brass-look necklace! Gnome door opens so you can tuck a secret message or note inside. Necklace measures approximately 20 1/4" to bottom of door pendant.
I hand formed the "tree" using 64" of base metal wire & used varying earth-toned colored stone chips to form the "leaves". The tree attaches to a green glass rectangle that measures approximately 1/2"W x 2"L. The pendant hangs from a green leather cord that I secured to the pendant by using the lark's head knot. The ends are finished by cone end caps and the large toggle clasp completes the necklace. Measures approximately 22" long. The pendant design is from the spring 2009 Step by Step Wire Jewelry magazine. The how-to is called "Suspended Bonzai" by Bobby Johnston.
A moveable vintage bronze "Nightmare Before Halloween" pendant & a vintage brass disc, hand-stamped with "BOO" & domed by hand, hang from hand-dyed/hand-sewn black silk cording. One one side of the necklace sits a Peruvian ceramic bone bead. Finished with brass machine ends & lobster claw. Skeleton: nearly 3"L from top of head to feet & approximately 1 1/4" wide at the head Peruvian ceramic bone: approximately 22mm long & approximately 14mm wide at the widest point "BOO" disc: approximately 1" round Necklace measures approximately 24" - 24 1/2" to feet of pendant. This is a one of a kind necklace.
Hanging from a dainty antiqued copper cable chain is a 24 gauge, 2" copper disc that I etched poppies onto using Ferric Chloride. I then painted the flowers & stems using chili pepper & meadow colored alcohol inks. I've had the pendant laying around for a while and natural darkening of the copper has occured giving it a lovely antiqued look. The disc has been domed to give it a nice curve & has been sealed to protect the piece and delay any further darkening. Necklace measures approximately 24" long & is finished with an antique copper lobster claw clasp. This is a one of a kind necklace.
A Georgia clay pottery pendant with a kitten stamped on the front & glazed in a dijon mustard color (from Boone Pottery), hangs from a lark's head knot of of colorful crepe cording(blue/tan/creme/hint of pink). Ends of cording are securely glued into brass machine ends which attach to brass knurled peanut chain. Finished with brass lobster claw clasp. Pendant measures slightly more than 1 1/2" around. Necklace measures approximately 23 1/2" long.
A cute, brass-tone "owl in flight" pendant (2 1/4"w x 1 1/2"h) hangs from a brass-tone branch with leaves connector (3"w x 3/4"h) which is suspended by a brass knurled peanut chain. I've added a small brass-tone leaf charm and a faceted topaz teardrop crystal from one side for a bit of sparkle! Necklace measures approximately 24" to end of tip of owl pendant. This is a one of a kind necklace.
Fifth in a series of "playful kitten" necklaces. A Georgia clay pottery pendant with a kitten stamped on the front & glazed a dijon mustard color (from Boone Pottery), hangs from brown waxed cotton cord topped with a beautiful lampwork bead in cream with green dots (Patti Cahill) secured with a knot. Necklace finished with cord ends and a silver-plated swivel lobster claw clasp. Pendant measures approximately 1 1/2" around. Necklace measures approximately 23 1/2" long with a 2" extender chain decorated with a faceted czech glass bead that plays off the colors of the lampwork bead. This necklace is a one of a kind item.
An "Orient Express" by Blue Moon Beads pendant hangs below a painted encased glass bead. The bead has a nature scene & a man in a red robe walking toward a house. It is beautiful! I used 24 guage, 1/2" brass discs to form bead caps by first hammering the symbols & letters into the brass & then doming the discs. I secured everything together with brown waxed cotton cord. One side of the necklace has 8mm agate rondelles secured by knots & the necklace is finished with a 15mm coin & brass lobster claw clasp although the piece fits over your head without a clasp. This necklace is a one of a kind item.
Lead & nickle free antique bronze base metal pendant 52 x 24mm (approx 1 x 2") with faux rhinestone eye (which I added) hangs from a handmade lampwork bead, by Jodie Marshall, with a floral design & rhinestone center. Made long & fits over head. Measures around 35.5" long. Necklace is one of a kind.
"Enjoy The Journey" Necklace: A "Freestyle" nickle free airplane pendant with faux clock face and faux rhinestone embelishment (41mm x 44mm) hangs from base-metal rolo chain. One side of the necklace has 4 faceted clear glass beads & the other has a Jim Holtz "idea-ology" word band (9mm x 60mm) which reads "enjoy the journey". Measures approximately 27 1/4" to bottom of airplane pendant. This necklace is a one of a kind item.
A cute pewter Pixie pendant, handmade by Green Girl Studios (approximately 22mm x 22mm including loops), hangs from a trail of pixie dust comprised of a rainbow of 4mm faceted Czech glass beads, 3mm pewter daisy spacers & 4mm floral spacer beads. Finished with a silver-plated hook clasp. Measures approximately 22" long to bottom of pendant & has a 1" extender chain. OOAK
A red flower charm (Jennifer Heynen) hangs from an adorable handmade clay bird connector (Odd Designs), which in turn hangs from a cute birdhouse pendant (Jennifer Heynen). Two different styles of gunmetal chain, a gunmetal lobsterclaw clasp & two blue with orange polkadot beads (Jennifer Heynen) finish off the piece. This necklace is a one of a kind item.
First in a series of "playful kitten" necklaces. A Georgia clay pottery pendant, with a kitten stamped on the front & glazed in earthy browns (from Boone Pottery), hangs from a lark's head knot of brown sueded cording. Ends secured with silver-plated cord ends attached to imitation rhodium plated cable chain & rhodium plated lobster clasp. OOAK
Third in a series of "playful kitten" necklaces. A Georgia clay pottery pendant with a kitten stamped on the front & glazed in a burnt orange color (from Boone Pottery), hangs from a lark's head knot of of black sued cording topped with a cream colored ceramic bead secured by a knot. Ends of cording are secured with a knot. OOAK
A beautiful snowbell white clay pendant by Elaine Ray in green & purple glaze pairs perfectly with a green, purple & cream striped lampwork bead by Pinocean. Three strands of 1.5mm greek leather cording connects with antique brass chain. The necklace closes in the front with an antique brass tone toggle clasp from which the pendant hangs. OOAK
Another owl inspired piece! I embossed a 24 gauge, 2" round copper disc with an owl motif and then blackened the entire piece. I then sanded the raised portions to bring the copper back up. The details are then brought into focus by the black that's left!! The embossing provides a different look on each side of the pendant & therefore you get two looks for the price of one! Sealed to protect the finish & to stop the natural patina process. The pendant hangs from an antiqued copper sparkle chain which has 3 gorgeous lampwork beads (made by one of my favorite lampwork artists, Mika Collins) in rust, mustard, & deep red rolled in frit, up one side of the necklace. Finished with an antiqued copper-look leaf toggle clasp. Necklace measures approximately 24" long. This is a one of a kind necklace.
A Tierra Cast brass honey bee (13mm) hangs from an antique brass-look honeycomb pendant (59mm x 44mm) which I filled with ice resin colored with buterscotch alchohol ink. A nice knurled oval antique brass chain is finished with a large (25mm x 11mm) antique brass-look floral lobster clasp. Very unique & super cute!! Measures approximately 22 1/4" long to bottom of pendant. OOAK
A miller's glass bottle filled with dandelion "wishes" & sealed with a cork, hangs from a hand-hammered washer with the word "wish" etched on it & painted with a custom blended aqua colored patina. The back of the washer is covered with aqua tissue paper with a blue flower & is sealed with Dimensional Magic*. Pendant hangs from silver-plated, diamond cut, ball chain & is finished with a lobster claw clasp (although the necklace fits over the head without use of a clasp). Necklace measures approximately 32.5" long to bottom of pendant. *Dimensional Magic is water based. Do not submerge in water. Remove before showering. OOAK
This piece is one of the 3 pieces I submitted for the "Blu Mudd Challenge Round 8" that I participated in. Each designer received the same 3 clay focal pendants/connectors & we couldn't reveal our designs until voting was over so that the votes were based on the pieces and not the popularity of the designer. My designs came in a close second! Fetish Bear pendant by Blu Mudd. Necklace is made up of 33 8mm green turquoise rondelle beads, antique brass-look bead caps, metal rounds & nickle free arrow charms, & antique brass eikon cable chain. Necklace measures approximately 31" long and is one of a kind.
One of my all-time favorite artists, Allison Weeks Thomas, recently did a run of original paintings on little wooden pendants for necklaces. She reached out to me to see if I'd like to collaborate with her on a necklace. How could I refuse!?!?! I chose this adorable girl & deer pendant to work with. I hammered texture into a 2" solid brass disc, hand-stamped "oh deer" & curved, patinated & sealed a 2" solid brass disc for the wooden pendant to sit in. I hung a little brass-tone bow & deer charm (hand-painted the white spots) from the bottom of the pendant. I made a bail out of 18 gauge wire, slid another brass-tone bow onto it for added cuteness. The pendant hangs from knurled brass peanut chain & is finished with one last brass-tone bow & a lobster claw clasp. Necklace is approximately 20" long to the pendant & the pendant is a little over 3 1/2" from the bail. Necklace is a one of a kind wearable art piece. Please go view the amazing art of Allison Week Thomas! https://www.facebook.com/allisonweeksthomasartist http://www.allisonweeksthomasart.com www.allisonweeksthomas.com http://www.etsy.com/shop/alliethomas http://www.society6.com/allisonweeksthomas https://www.instagram.com/allieillustrated/
This bracelet mixes approximately 140+ 6/0 czech glass seed beads in crystal blue with approximately 176+ aluminum jumprings that were individually opened and closed (by me). Clasp is a square silver-tone toggle with square accents. Bracelet measures approximately 8 1/2" long from one end of the toggle to the other & fits a 6 1/2" wrist comfortably with plenty of movement.
This bracelet mixes approximately 120+ 6/0 czech glass seed beads in varying shades of pink & red with approximately 155+ aluminum jumprings that were individually opened and closed (by me). A 1 1/2" curved metal bar with the words "love" in the middle & a small open heart on the right side is the focal point of the bracelet. A tiny arrow sits on one side of the focal & a heart shaped lobster claw attaches to the open heart side of the focal. Bracelet measures approximately 8" from end to end.
This bracelet mixes approximately 140 4mm cube seed beads in shiny jet black & matte black with approximately 176 aluminum jumprings that were individually opened and closed (by me). Clasp is a large rectangle silver-tone toggle to accent the square beads in the bracelet. Bracelet measures approximately 8" long from one end of the toggle to the other.
Various color round glass seed beads (blues, purples, reds, greens, golds) & colorful crepe cord (blues, reds, & creams) are secured inside antique brass machine end caps & swirl around antique brass look, large link chain. Finished off by a 1" antique brass look connector, 6mm antique brass lobster claw clasp & 3 Czech glass flowers (pale pink) capped by pretty points antique brass bead caps & seed beads (blue, red, green). So playful & bright! Measures 8" long from end to end.
This bracelet combines chacedony beads with light blue faceted round beads and stacked Tibetan silver daisy spacers. The beautiful deep blues swirl around milky whites, and light blues. Chacedony is believed to banish fear, hysteria, depression, mental illness and sadness. Measures approximately 7 3/4" long from end to end and finished with a silver plated beaded hook & eye clasp.
This bracelet is great for blue jean wear or something dressy! 5 denim sodalite square pillow beads (roughly 13mm - 14 mm) are separated by pewter daisy spacers & 3mm light blue faceted Czech glass beads. The ends of the bracelet are formed by using pewter daisy spacers in between 3mm light blue faceted Czech glass beads alternating with 6.25mm montana blue faceted glass beads. The ends are finished with a square pewter toggle. Bracelet measures approximately 7 1/2" long
I used household products & patience to turn this once bright 2" naked brass cuff into the beautiful aged green patina cuff you see here. These pictures don't do the coloring justice. There are gorgeous shades of copper green, dark brass, browns & even some spots of oranges & blacks. Several layers of wax & laquer were applied to seal & protect the cuff and to stop the aging. Measures 8" around & fits my 6 1/2" wrist nicely. This bracelet is a one of a kind item.
This adorable bracelet is made from scrabble tiles from a 2001 game linked together with silver-plated eye hooks & aluminum jump rings. Spells HEDGIE on the back side. Front side has been decorated with scrabble tile art (glued on & sealed with dimensional glaze) with various hedge hog art with white, green, orange, & teal backgrounds. Bracelet measures approximately 8" & fits my 6 1/4" wrist nicely. Finished with a silver-plated flower toggle clasp. *Please note that the tiles are not sealed & that dimensional glaze is water based. Do not wear in the pool or in the shower/bath. I recommend removing when doing dishes.
This triple strand bracelet conisists of rhodium plated spiral chain, pink glass beads with purple seed beads, & a beautiful crepe cord (finished with machine ends) in pinks, purples, yellows, greens, & cream floral pattern, with an adorable & very detailed (on both sides) "Kokeshi with Kitty" pewter bead from Green Girl Studios. Finished with a silver plated slide clasp which forces the bracelet to spiral when closed. This bracelet is a one of a kind item.
I used a 'Metal Gallery' embossed pendant as the focal of this bracelet by punching a hole into the opposite end. I've wire wrapped 8mm black glass faceted rondelles & 6.25 glear glass faceted rondelles topped by 3mm silver glass faceted round beads and connected them to a gunmetal colored chain. Finished with a gunmetal lobster claw clasp. Lots of sparkle!! This bracelet is a one of a kind item.
I used scrabble tiles from a 2001 game & linked them together with silver-plated eye hooks and aluminum jump rings to spell the word KITTY. The front of the scrabble tiles have been decorated with scrabble tile art (glued on & sealed with dimensional glaze) of varying shades of pink with the following pictures/sayings: "I <3 cats" (on a pink polkadot background) "cats leave paw prints forever on your heart" (white letters, dark pink background & black paw) "crazy cat lady" (white words on fuschia background) "cat is love" (black letters on pink background with white kitty) "dogs have owners, cats have staff" (black letters on pink background) "cats rule" (white letters on pink background with black kitty). The back of the scrabble tile has been sealed with spray laquer & includes scrabble tile art of a kitty face (black on pink background). Clasp is a silver-tone heart toggle. OOAK
I used vintage scrabble tiles linked together with silver-plated eye hooks and aluminum jump rings to spell the word CAT as the focal of this bracelet. The front of the vintage scrabble tiles have been decorated with scrabble tile art (glued on & sealed with dimensional glaze). Art includes "crazy cat lady" (white words on black background), a kitty pawprint in the shape of a heart (red back ground with black paw & white heart) & a white kitty on a black background. Lampwork glass barrel beads in black with white polkadots & red trim are flanked with small red glass beads and linked together with silver-plated wire. Clasp is a silver-plated lobster claw heart clasp. OOAK
So glamourous!! Strands of black glass, white glass pearls, clear glass faceted rondelles, aqua-colored stone chips, metallic teal glass, & shimmery silver bicone beads twist together to form this gorgeous bracelet. Closed with a silver-plated slide claps which forces the twist in the middle & gives the bracelet it's shape. OOAK
I combined green white heart czech glass seed beads with 1.5mm white greek leather to form these stackable bracelets. For one bracelet, I strung the seed beads directly onto the leather. For the second bracelet, I stitched the beads between two strands of leather. Both bracelets use a sparkle mini lampwork bead in a gorgeous emerald color that has been wrapped in pure silver wire & etched for a matte finish, from SueBeads, as a button closure clasp. Bracelets measure approximately 8" long. These bracelets are one of a kind.
Flowers comprised of antique silver-tone petal bead caps, Czech glass 5 petal trumpet flowers (8mm x 13mm), 5mm purple faceted rondelles & mint green Czech glass leaves (7mm x 10mm) are linked together by hand-knotted purple 3-ply waxed Irish linen cording. Finished with a silver-tone flower toggle clasp & 2 flower dangles. OOAK
A sweet pale green ceramic bird bead (20mm), handmade by Blue Berri Beads, sits atop a cute coral & grey hand-carved clay heart by Pips. Glass pearls (I believe to be vintage, but am not 100%) are knotted and finished with a large floral lobster claw clasp (25mm x 11mm) in an antique brass color. OOAK
A pottery bicycle bracelet cuff by Suzie Q Beads is surrounded by antique copper-tone filigree leaf charms, tiny antique copper-tone cut out leaf charms, lt. peach colored frosted glass faceted beads & tiny lt. peach colored faceted glass beads (which have lots of mirror-shine sparkle, that was not captured on camera) all dangling from Antique copper-tone knurled cable chain. A beautiful tone-on-tone bracelet perfect for the crisp fall weather! OOAK
"Happiness" Bracelet: Sometimes we all need a little reminder. "Happiness comes through doors you didn't even know you left open" clay bracelet bar by Suzie Q Beads, Japanese Chirimen cord, light green bead chain & antique brass medium knurled round chain combine to make this fun statement bracelet. A Otokichi owl bead with leaf charm dangle from the bracelet. Finished with an antique brass lobster claw clasp. OOAK
Beautiful faceted, sea foam colored, tapered glass beads - capped with 3mm antiqued copper spacers - are perfectly nestled into antiqued copper filigree cones. Atop & through the shapes in the filigree you can see small 2.75mm faceted czech glass bead in a complimentary green shade. Earrings measure 2 3/4" long from top of antiqued copper earwires.
These cute earrings are made by using oxidized silver-tone "bird in cage" charms (43mm x 19mm). In each charm I have hung three 3mm Light Saphire Swarovski crystals using silver-plated, ball-end head pins. Each earring hangs from silver-plated earwires. Earrings measure just under 2" in length.
These cute earrings are made by using oxidized silver-tone "bird in cage" charms (43mm x 19mm). In each charm I have hung three 3mm Purple Swarovski crystals using silver-plated, ball-end head pins. Each earring hangs from silver-plated earwires. Earrings measure just under 2" in length.
I aged 3/4" round red brass discs giving them a beautiful green patina. I then sanded, domed & sealed them to help slow the natural patina process. The beautiful discs hang from 8mm green rondelle turquoise (which I bought when I was home in New Mexico back in November) capped by 3mm antique brass colored flat spacers. The turquoise color & matrix are a perfect match with the patina & brass. Earrings measure approximately 1 3/4" long from top of antique brass colored earwires.
These beautiful earrings use small ceramic focals made by local artisan Elaine Ray (www.elaineray.com) in a beautiful green outlined in a copper color (nearly 1" wide x 3/4" tall). To compliment the color in the ceramic, I used copper jumprings and 7mm faceted pale green glass rondelles. Earrings measure approximately 2" long from top of copper earwire. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
A bright silver-plated swirl bead is flanked by crystal clear faceted glass rondelle beads in 11mm & 6.5mm. The pictures do not do these earrings justice as they sparkle brilliantly in the sun light! Earrings measure approximately 1 1/4" long from top of silver-plated earwires. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
Beautiful highly polished annodized titanum charms (turquoise, yellow & fushia) along with vintage tuquoise glass bugle beads create a unique pair of earrings! Not only do they shine, but they sound like wind chimes when you move! Earrings measure approximately 2" long from top of earwires. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
I used household products to patina these once bright 33mm & 22mm hammered naked brass rings. Several layers of wax & laquer were applied to seal & protect the rings and to stop the aging. The patina process is a chemical reaction so the variations in color varies from piece to piece. Earrings measure approximately 3" from top of brass-look earwires. These earrings are one of a kind.
Adorable Czech glass owl beads (19mm) take center stage on these earrings. To add a little bit of sparkle, I added 6mm jet dorado Swarovski bicone crystals to the earwires. The black & gold of the crystal match perfectly with the black & gold of the Czech glass. Earrings measure nearly 2 1/4" long from top of antique brass colored kidney earwires. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
Beautiful lampwork sugar beads (approx 11mm x 7mm) by Fire & Fibers sparkle & shimmer in iridescent green, copper, purple & gold. Brass oak leafs, which I have patina'd & sealed, swing from below. I was unable to capture the true beauty & sparkle of the sugar beads, but they are so pretty! Earrings measure approximately 2 1/2" long from top of hand-made brass earwires. OOAK
These cute earrings are made by using oxidized silver-tone "bird in cage" charms (43mm x 19mm). In each charm I have hung three 3mm Crystal Swarovski crystals using silver-plated, ball-end head pins. Each earring hangs from silver-plated earwires. Earrings measure just under 2" in length. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
These metal infinity-look earrings were made by drilling a hole in each pendant so I could hang a gunmetal colored glass bicone and teardrop shaped charm in the middle for added glam. The base of the earrings measures a little over 1" wide. Earrings measure approximately 2 3/4" in length from top of gunmetal earwire. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
These earrings are made up of beautifully detailed antique gold charm cats licking their paws & 6mm light topaz bicone crystals. The cat charms measure 3/4" long by approximately 1/4" wide. Earrings measure approximately 1 3/4" in length from top of earwire. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
Purple (sometimes light blue looking) glass teardrops separated by hematite rondell spacers dangle from silver colored memory wire hand-formed hoops. Very showy!! Earrings measure approximately 3" in length from top of earwire to bottom of teardrop & hoops are 2" in diameter. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
These earrings pair gorgeous lampwork beads by Kimberly Branch, in swirls of sage green, brown, & gray (15mm x 9mm) with 6mm black diamond satin Swarovski bicone crystals held together with pewter caps and sterling headpins. Earrings measure approximately 1 3/4" long from top of sterling silver earwire. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
Antique brass tone (lead free) feather charms painted with patina in moss, cinnabar, marble, verdigris, & opalite and then sanded down & sealed with metal sealer. Lampwork beads (4mm x 7mm) in rust rolled in raku frit (Pinocean) are capped with 6mm antique brass tone caps. Earrings measure nearly 2 1/4" long from top of antique brass tone earwires. These earrings are a one of a kind item.
Beautiful blue & green enamel-on-copper teardrops, by Art Incendi, dangle from fun blue & green lampwork beads, by Maya Honey, in a perfect pairing of colors!! A green glass teardrop bead sits inside the enamel teardrops to complete this set of earrings. Earrings measure approximately 1 7/8" long from top of earwires. OOAK
I love the colors in these earrings! I glued a floral print paper into brass look rectangle frame charms (8mm x 24mm) & sealed them with resin. The charms hang from 4mm reddish pink coral (I believe it's coral) rounds, topped by 3mm brass look tiny spacers & 3mm turquoise colored czech glass rounds. OOAK
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Silent Auction pieces to benefit the Farmington High School (where I graduated) Band Program: