Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creative Bead Chat on Facebook - Giveaway!

I belong to a awesome group - Creative Bead Chat - on Facebook, comprised of creative component and jewelery designers  to share new creations, tool tips and help build our creativity and sales.  There is a fantastic giveaway going on right now with 15 lucky winners - total retail value of giveaway is over $400!  Winners to be chosen next Tuesday, March 27th!

As one of the prizes, I am offering these earrings! 

This gorgeous pair of earrings features a pair of polka dot copper discs, handcrafted by the talented Kristi Bowman (http://www.etsy.com/shop/KristiBowmanDesign). The discs measure 3/4" and have been topped by a fabulous pair of glass lampwork crystal/diamond shaped beads, made by Daniel Janelle (http://www.etsy.com/radiantmind). These handmade beads, aptly named "Paprika" blend apricot with cobalt, teal, and powder blue, fine silver blended in ivory, and dazzling goldstone aventurine sparkles. The earrings have been wrapped with copper wire and tiny copper beads, and hang from handmade, solid copper ear wires with a 3 ball focal, made by Melinda Orr (http://www.etsy.com/shop/ORRTEC). These one-of-a-kind earrings measure 3" from the top of the ear wire to the bottom of the earring and have a retail value of $55.00.

Please follow the link below to visit Melinda Orr's blog for more details on how to enter the giveaway! 

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, March 19, 2012

New work!

Sam...on the mend!

In between taking care of Sam - who had knee surgery on Feb 7 - I managed to make a few new things...

These gorgeous ivory and black polka dots lamp work beads are made by Davinia Design

Raku starfish pendant by Suburban Girl Beads and lamp work beads by Blue Seraphim

Bracelet, Earrings and Necklace - The starfish pendant (necklace) and awesome shell connector also by Suburban Girl Beads and sea foam green lamp work and starfish lamp work beads by Lyndas Lampwork - both on Etsy. 

Gorgeous violet flower lamp work beads by Susan Kennedy

Enameled beads by Susan Kennedy (sold!)  I changed out the ear wires to antique brass, at the customer's request.

 I LOVE these red stripe and black lamp work beads by Sue Kennedy

The last item is a custom bracelet - it's for a 12 year old girl for her birthday. 

That's it for now....thanks so much for stopping by!