Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Majestic Seas Lampwork Glass and Beaded Choker

From the moment I saw this bead by Ann Ricketts on Etsy ( )I knew I just had to create a necklace around it. The beautiful colors Ann used remind me of the years I spent living on the Pacific Ocean. The waves, the sand, and the water all blended into one in this wonderful bead.
The necklace was made from multiple sizes of glass beads in a Cellini spiral in two pieces. The pieces were then strung on gold tone beading wire along with two fresh water pearls and Ann’s bead. All the pieces are independent of each other so that the necklace flows freely. The clasp is hand made using 20 gauge gold filled wire. The centerpiece measures 38 x 19 mm. The total length of the choker is 19 inches.
I loved making this necklace. I hope someone will love wearing it.

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

Back To Work Girl!

Well I think I am out of my pre / mid / post holiday slump I seemd to have been in. Yesterday I sat down with an absolutely beautiful ceramic donut I purchased from for several hours of wonderful creating.
You can see my newest piece up close at:
I hope you enjoy looking at it. Let me know if you do.
Back to the bead board.....