September 11, 2009

The results of a day in the studio

P1018876 This first piece may look simple but the asymmetry of it sings to me. The green vintage button at the top left, was transformed into a fancy hook clasp, completely on the back and invisible. Simple loops of carved amazonite, pressed glass, and a faceted green jade round pull out the colors from the Jade Scott pendant. The little pewter Mamacita Beadworks button was wired inside of the large Vintaj Brass jump ring. Solid cable chain continues up the right side.




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Celebrating the last days of summer, this bracelet was created around the sunflower clasp from my friends at Green Girl Studios. I used brown waxed linen cording and hand-tied red bahay seeds, silver spacers, a Jubilee ceramic flower, Frosted green lampworked ring from Cindy Gimbrone, and a pale blue transparent lampwork round in the center from Loupiac, an orange and red fancy encased lampwork bead from The Orange Bell, and a faceted Pacific Blue faceted Swarovski crystal.




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This new owl bracelet was created in the same fashion as a previous DREAM bracelet that I made a while back. Dream bead and owl bead are both from Diane Hawkey. The Lampwork glass bead is from Magdelena Ruiz. Thai silver round, bead caps, and ceramic green round- all wire wrapped onto galvanized steel wire. I hand-crafted the heart clasp out of steel wire and then hammered it on the block to strengthen it.



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This bracelet was made for one of my customers. Tamera sent me these beautiful lampworked glass rounds and bicones, from Picking Weeds. I added a lampwork glass bead in the center from April of Bos Beads. The large ceramic ring is from my friend Nancy at Round Rabbit. I added on a cool clasp from Tim Holtz that hooks onto the ceramic ring.



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Holding onto memories of my days at the beach this summer, here is an ocean inspired necklace that features a ceramic pendant from Erin of Every Heart Crafts. Teal pearls, glass drops, metallic painted wood rounds, a Picking Weeds lampwork round, chips of agate up around the back, a really cool Sting Ray clasp from LeAnn Hartman, fire tree seeds, pealr sticks and a burgundy coin pearl. Asymmetrical design and beautiful calming colors make this piece a fun and funky addition to anyone's jewelry collection.

TGIF. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Aren't you?

14 comments:

  1. very productive day! beautiful work - you must feel satisfied!

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  2. Thanks MJ. I do feel like I got quite a bit done. Now I just have to search out the jewelry shoppers!! Know any good ones??

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  3. You have certainly been a buzy-bee. Specially like the memories of summer - very soothing.

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  4. I love productive days like that...all of the pieces are beautiful...as usual! :)

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  5. I like the bracelet you made for Tamera, the clasp is very intersting...beautiful:)

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  6. Slow down, girl! You are leaving the rest of us in the dust. Ok, my favs of course are the owl bracelet (what a cool clasp on that one) and the blues with the Round Rabbit piece. Enjoy your Friday and I hope you reach your 800 goal by the weeks end!

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  7. These are all sweet pieces! I wish I had your stash!! :)

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  8. What a great day you had! So very productive...and pretty too! I love the last one the best. All are so lovely.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  9. What a great day you had! So very productive...and pretty too! I love the last one the best. All are so lovely.
    Enjoy the day!
    Erin

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  10. Such BEAUTIFUL accomplishments!
    Bravo!
    I love the bracelet with Cindy's ring and the sunflower clasp.
    I'll keep my fingers crossed for your Etsy.

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  11. You've really created some beautiful things here. I can't tell you how much I admire your ability to create asymmetrical designs that are just so gorgeous and really work!

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  12. Lorelei,

    How wonderful to see the incredible results when you set your soul free to soar and reflect the beautiful woman you are!!!! :)

    Pattie ;)
    Mazatlan Mx.

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  13. Mel Mel9/11/2009

    Wow that blueish green one you made for Tamera is AWESOME. As soon as I saw the pic I was ready to hit ETSY, but alas it was spoken for. That Clasp is great. Every piece you create is always very unique and very special.
    ALL HAIL THE BEAD QUEEN !!

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  14. I love seeing what you do with my beads!

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