Saturday, October 11, 2014

Rainy, rainy Saturday

Rainy days have ALWAYS been my favorite types of days.  I don't like the sun (I am soooo pale...with freckles), and I hate the heat.  So, I become energized on these days.  So I am hitting the studio all day long - with breaks to look out the window around the corner at the gray skies - and could not be happier!  I know...strange...

Just a few new things to show you so far since my last post.  I was gifted a set of beads, by the most awesome Catherine Pruitt of BooBeads (go see her beautiful jewelry in her shop right here).  These beads are made by Cindy Gimbrone and have the most lovely hearts!  One of the beads is a large hole bead.  I don't work with fibers, i.e., leather, silk etc., So, I spent some time trying to figure out how to use all the beads from the set in one piece.  

The focal on the bracelet below does just that.  I took about an inch and a half of very heavy silver, added some silver coil, and slipped the large hole bead in between.  I am so excited with this, as the disc bead moves, while everything else remains stationary.

I have begun creating another bracelet, similar to the above, as I have discovered that I have quite a few large hole beads in my stash.

These are my favorite hoops - to date - as hoops will always remain my favorite style.

These are actually tiny - for me!  The hoop is only 3/4 inch in diameter.  I did not antique these this time...the silver spoke to me and said "keep me shiny"!  So I did.

I made one more pair of earrings with the Inviciti Pewter charms.  I have had these rough-cut garnet chunks in my gemstone box for way too long.

Gorgeous aurora borealis (AB) finish that flashes peacock shades of blue, green and gold.  The bracelets below are my FAVORITES!

The one on the top is from a Kerry Bogert tutorial.  The bottom one - I just played with wire.  This one is so cool:

Just a twist of a long length of 12 gauge wire - I am hoping this is not a fluke and I duplicate the design - ha!

Back to work - I hope you all enjoy your weekend!  Thanks for stopping by!

PS - The horses at Miracle Horse Rescue are in desperate need of funds for hay, so having a little mini sale in my shop to help where I can.  Everyone suffers in this rotten economy, especially the non-profits.




  1. Love ALL of your new pieces here...the silver hoops are lovely as well as the bracelets! The bracelet with the large blue bead (with hearts) that moves is so clever and so unique! Awesome! Thanks for sharing!

  2. me too! I love the rain, especially the sound of it on the roof. I sat by the fire today and worked on a new series I'm going to need to post soon :D

  3. Hi Patti, I adore the aqua bead bracelet. It is really unique.

  4. Beautiful pieces - your wire work is always incredible!

  5. Beautiful new work! I love the cleverness of your big holed bead bracelet. I'm getting ready to work with some Kerry Bogert tutorials (in my slow as molasses way) so it is fun to see this bracelet on your post.

    1. I mean that bracelet also - not that the big holed one and the Kerry Bogert one are the same! :)

  6. Those Invicti and garnet earrings look like they were found in an archaeological dig ~ I absolutely love them!!! You know I commented on the bracelet on FB already, but again, that is a very beautiful piece and I love the movement. And I really like those hoops...great little detail and style :-)

  7. Patti, as always your pieces are just stunning! I wish mom and I lived closer to you - I think it would be so much fun to get into your studio and create together!