Wednesday, January 4, 2012

New Year...New Work

In between un-decorating the house and simultaneous cleaning, I have retreated to my jewelry table.    The first item up are these cute earrings, with lamp work beads by Sue Kennedy.

I added sweet little sterling silver heart beads, as well as some sterling mirror-ball beads.

Next, I got to play with some heavy gauge (10 g)  sterling silver wire I have been hoarding and made these bangles.

These are my new favorites to make......lots of hammering!

Lastly, I very recently purchased a gorgeous porcelain pendant from Marla James .

Isn't that glaze awesome!  I knew I wanted to make a pendant and I wanted to somehow mimic the 3 circles in the design.  So I got out the silver wire and made some rings.

I really should have finished cleaning the rings before I took that picture!  Anyhow, then I went to my stash to find some coordinating beads and formed a pile to see how this might all come together.

I settled on lampwork by Kelley Wenzel, and the lamp work disc bead by Blue Seraphim.    This is what the completed pendant looks like now.

I am sucker for sterling silver, so I made a bail, hung the pendant from sterling silver chain, and made a silver clasp, as well.

I really like how this hangs from the neck!

Hope you all enjoy the rest of the week (it is finally cold here!) and thank you for stoppping by!


  1. Oh! Patti! Those earring are awesome and the necklace is stunning! I love how you pulled the colors out of the porcelain. Very cool piece!

  2. Patti, you have wicked talent in pulling together different materials and creating a stunning work of art!

  3. That's fabulously creative, and I'd recommend submitting it to BeadStyle magazine!

  4. OMG I am in love with your style! Those earring are gorgeous!!! And your pendant, wow. I envy your metal working abilities. Are the earrings for sale? I would be hoarding that silver too. Thanks for your comments on my blog! Have a wonderful week.

  5. Patti, what a beautiful necklace full of handmade components! I can see wearing this one with many different outfits! And I love Sue's beads as well - those earrings are gorgeous.