Friday, February 26, 2016

Many new items

I have more new jewelry to show you.  This first piece I really, really like.  I'm kind-of into red right now, maybe because of Valentines Day, I don't really know.  It's a double wrap bracelet with red leather and dark opaque red Chinese crystals.  The findings are Tierra Cast.

Double wrap bracelet with red leather with red Chinese crystals


This next piece is also a wrap bracelet, but it wraps 4 times around the wrist.  It's dark purple leather with clear round Czech glass beads that have an iridescent coating.  These types of bracelets take a lot of time to make because you are stitching the beads on the leather.  But they are fun to make. 

Dark purple leather with clear round Czech glass beads with an AB coating
I have a couple of new Long and Lean (so named because they are 6 feet long and use lots of seed beads) necklaces.  Thanks to my sister for teaching me this technique.  These are fun to wear because you can wear it many different ways, including as a multi-wrap bracelet.  I usually have themes for the ones I make, the first one is purple and white.

Purple and white Long and Lean Necklace











Having stated that I have themes for these types of necklaces, the next one doesn't really have a theme.  i just like the colors and it can be worn with a lot of different colors.  
Long and Lean with coppery seed beads with multi-colored accent beads
I'm hoping for a good show on Sunday at the Lenexa Bridal Show. 

Stay tuned for more new jewlery.

Barbara




Saturday, February 20, 2016

Lenexa Bridal Show

On Sunday February 28, 2016 I'll be at the Lenexa Bridal Show at the Thompson BarnWe assume we will receive a lot custom orders, but I'm making some fun pieces appropriate for Mother's of the Bride or Groom or other events related to the wedding.  For this event, you must pre-register and pay an entrance fee.


Turquoise Pearl and necklace and earring set

I just finished this piece.  It's sparkly and a great color.  I hope someone will like it and buy it.


Necklace of pearl and crystal on sterling silver wire links
Here is a closeup of the necklace, it's made up of cultured freshwater pearls and crystals strung on sterling silver wire links.  I really love the color, it's one of my favorites.

This set could also be appropriate for prom or other fancy event.
 
Pearl and Crystal earrings on sterling hooks

 The earrings are the same beads on sterling hooks.  

I'm really happy with the set, and have a few other pieces that I haven't photographed yet. 

I'm also thinking of more casual jewelry maybe more appropriate for a casual or beach wedding.  We'll see what I get done.


It's supposed to be a heavily attended event, so we are hopeful for a good crowd.  I'm thinking of a beaded purse, or other beaded accessory, but don't have much time to get it started.

Hope to see you soon.

Barbara